Metcalf News

Way to Go! Metcalf Alumna Wins Pulitzer Prize

Congratulations to Metcalf alumna Lisa Song and her colleagues from Inside Climate News for winning a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the Kalamazoo River oil spill and their examination of national pipeline safety. The team was honored by the Pulitzer Prize committee for their project, “The Dilbit Disaster: Inside the Biggest Oil Spill You’ve… [ Continue Reading ]


Metcalf Public Lecture on Wind Energy

With southern New England poised to lead the nation in developing offshore wind power, Metcalf Institute held a book-signing and public lecture on Thursday, March 14, by Philip Warburg, author of Harvest the Wind: America’s Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability. Warburg, former president of the Conservation Law Foundation, described his own journey to… [ Continue Reading ]


URI’s Metcalf Institute Prepares Rhode Island Scientists to Meet the Press

December 19, 2012 – It’s a horrible feeling. A reporter poses a question during a broadcast interview and the interviewee gapes at the camera like a deer in the headlights. In an ongoing effort to help scientists communicate their research to the public with more confidence and clarity, Metcalf Institute and Rhode Island NSF Experimental… [ Continue Reading ]


Metcalf Institute to Participate in First-Ever Joint Private & Federal Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference

December 13, 2012 – Metcalf Institute will organize a special session for journalists attending the first-ever joint private and federal Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference in New Orleans, January 21 through 23, 2013.  The 13 sponsoring agencies of the conference have a shared goal to ensure the long-term environmental health of… [ Continue Reading ]


Metcalf Institute Announces 2013 Fellowship Opportunities

December 4, 2012 – Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting is accepting applications for its 15th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists: Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems. The workshop runs from June 9 through June 14, 2013 at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, one of the nation’s premier oceanographic research… [ Continue Reading ]