I just wrapped up a trip to the annual conference for the Society of Environmental Journalists, and I have a lot to report. First off, I wanted to share this video from KQED's multimedia science reporting project QUEST about what it takes to study the largest breeding seabird colony in the continental United States – 28 miles off San Francisco's coast on the Farallon Islands. There's also a cool, behind-the-scenes slide show from reporter Lauren Sommer:
QUEST has done a lot of in-depth reporting on environmental issues, and its website has all kinds of great background information on developing stories about electric cars, backyard seed banks, renewable energy and energy storage, marine reserves and climate change. I think it's going to become one of my regular stops.