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Spotlight on Metcalf Donors: Kate and Howard Kilguss

Kate Kilguss is passionate about the environment and she’s willing to do what it takes to protect it. “I’m just an ordinary person living in the watershed who cares deeply about what happens to Rhode Island coastlines, Narragansett Bay, the oceans and beyond.” She spoke with us from the Vermont farm she shares with her… [ Continue Reading ]

Metcalf Fellows Put New Science Skills to Work

Environment editor Alok Kumar Gupta returned to China Global Television in Beijing ready to tackle a wide range of new stories following Metcalf Institute’s Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. “The workshop helped me come up with a lot of story ideas related to climate change and coastal revival in developing countries, he said. “I… [ Continue Reading ]

Menezes to Speak at Science Summit in Chicago

It was a cold, rainy afternoon on Earth Day 2017 and more than 1000 people were gathered at the Rhode Island State House to stand up for science. One of 600 rallies held in cities and towns around the world, the March for Science events sought to advocate for the value of science in the… [ Continue Reading ]

Metcalf Institute’s 2018 Annual Public Lecture Series – Extreme Weather and Climate Change: Impacts and Action Steps

We’re celebrating 20 years of bringing science to the conversation! Join us at public receptions following lectures Monday through Thursday A series of massive hurricanes, record heat waves, and intense winter storms have caused enormous damage over the past year. How do scientists make the connection between these extreme weather events and climate change? What… [ Continue Reading ]

Ten Journalists Awarded Fellowships for Metcalf Institute’s 20th Annual Science Immersion Workshop

The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting has awarded fellowships to ten journalists to attend Metcalf’s 20th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. The fellows represent news organizations with regional to international audiences and were chosen from an extraordinarily competitive pool of applicants representing 45 nations around the globe. “It’s… [ Continue Reading ]

Surveys Highlight Need for Science Training for Journalists

Two recent surveys conducted by the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University reveal interesting findings about the need for science training among journalists. The results underscore the importance of Metcalf Institute’s work to foster informed conversations about the environment through nationwide training for journalists, especially related to climate change. The surveys, conducted… [ Continue Reading ]

22 Finalists Selected for Metcalf Institute’s 20th Annual Science Immersion Fellowship for Journalists

Annual Workshop Competitive pool of workshop applicants represents 45 nations around the globe The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting has selected 22 finalists for its 20th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. This year’s workshop represents a major milestone as Metcalf celebrates twenty years of bringing science to the… [ Continue Reading ]

Global Shipping and the Climate Challenge

Approximately 80-percent of world trade is carried by sea – everything from the cars we drive and the food we eat to the televisions in our homes. But this form of transportation is a major contributor to the greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change. What steps are being taken to reduce the maritime industry’s… [ Continue Reading ]

Evaluating Metcalf Institute Impacts

For twenty years, Metcalf Institute has been helping journalists translate the science behind environmental stories. We’ve learned a few things along the way, and several recent articles share our insights about the importance and impacts of professional development for journalists. Sunshine Menezes, Metcalf’s executive director, was invited to write a guest column about Metcalf training… [ Continue Reading ]

Climate Change and the News Webinar: What’s New in the U.S. Climate Science Special Report?

According to the Climate Science Special Report recently released by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, we are living in the warmest period “in the history of modern civilization.” The report summarizes thousands of research studies that have documented the effects of global warming on ocean life, flooding, and extreme weather, with a focus on… [ Continue Reading ]