Metcalf News

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 ]


Policy Experts Discuss Climate Change Adaptation

November 30, 2012 – Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting hosted the second Peter B. Lord Seminars on the Environment. The free, one-day seminar for southern New England journalists focused on “Adapting to Climate Change: Planning for an Uncertain and Expensive Future.” “The enormous impact of Hurricane Sandy has been described by scientists as… [ Continue Reading ]