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EarthFix’s Topical Coverage of the Environment in 2011-12


EarthFix has been producing topical coverage of Pacific Northwest environmental news since June 2011. The home page shows all the platforms used by EarthFix journalists to share relevant content and encourage community participation and conversation through Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Vimeo, Public Insight Network, audio podcast, polls and story comments.

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The following are samples of the kinds of coverage produced by the EarthFix team and distributed between June 16, 2011 and June 15, 2012:

Oil in the Northwest
NW Readiness for Oil Spills Drops As Risks Increase
Puget Sound Petroleum Poses Harm To Fish
Costly Davy Crockett Oil Spill Could Have Been Prevented
State Funding Not Available To Deal With Largest Derelict Vessels

Coal in the Northwest
Environmental Review Process Kicks Off For Gateway Pacific Terminal Near Bellingham
Increased Coal Train Traffic Could Mean Bad News For Public Health
On The Ground In Grays Harbor: What’s The Word On That New Export Terminal?
International Investors Want In On Oregon Coast Coal Terminal
Will An Industrial Washington Town Embrace The Coal Export Industry?
Additional Coal in the Northwest Coverage

Natural Gas Drilling
Natural Gas Drillers Eye The Northwest

While the above three samples satisfy the ONA contest’s request for this category, we would be remiss to not also bring to your attention our entry for the contest’s Explanatory Reporting category. This body of work provides an additional measure of EarthFix’s topical reporting strengths.

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