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Josh Marks
Works at Washington Jewish Week
Attended NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Lives in Washington, DC
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Modern science has prevented deadly diseases ranging from tetanus to polio, but man-made global warming could unravel our collective progress as new deadly diseases emerge as a result of climate change. Read my Inhabitat story to find out the five deadly diseases emerging from global warming. 
Modern science has prevented deadly diseases ranging from tetanus to polio, but man-made global warming could unravel the significant progress made in the fight against life-threatening ailments as new deadly diseases emerge from the melting permafrost and make their way north from the tropics as temperatures continue to rise.
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Modern science has prevented deadly diseases ranging from tetanus to polio, but man-made global warming could unravel our collective progress as new deadly diseases emerge as a result of climate change. Read my Inhabitat story to find out the five deadly diseases emerging from global warming. #GlobalWarming #ClimateChange
Modern science has prevented deadly diseases ranging from tetanus to polio, but man-made global warming could unravel the significant progress made in the fight against life-threatening ailments as new deadly diseases emerge from the melting permafrost and make their way north from the tropics as temperatures continue to rise.
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Go Costa Rica! The Central American nation has been running on 100 percent renewable energy for 113 days and counting! The goal is a full year without fossil fuels and to be completely free from fossil fuels in just five years. 
Costa Rica has run on 100-percent renewable energy for the past 113 days, edging closer to its goal of being completely free from fossil fuels.
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Looking at a list of dams removed in the US, it seems to me that most of them were not hydroelectric dams, and that most dams were removed because they were old and not economic and/or not safe. Then again, while many were old, small, inefficient and obsolete, it doesn’t help that sediment fills up behind the dams reducing their benefit and eventually causing a safety issue.

There appears to be no intent by the US to move away from hydropower.
http://energy.gov/eere/water/downloads/hydropower-memorandum-understanding
“The MOU established 13 overarching goals for sustainable hydropower generation and identified a specific set of activities that the Agencies collectively would undertake to elevate the goal of increased hydropower generation. These commitments were designed to represent a new approach to hydropower development that would result in clean, renewable power generation while avoiding or reducing environmental impacts.”
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Go Costa Rica! The Central American nation has been running on 100 percent renewable energy for 113 days and counting! The goal is a full year without fossil fuels and to be completely free from fossil fuels in just five years. #CostaRica #CleanEnergy
Costa Rica has run on 100-percent renewable energy for the past 113 days, edging closer to its goal of being completely free from fossil fuels.
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Did you know that the Earth should be in a natural global cooling period if not for human-produced greenhouse gas emissions forcing the climate to warm to dangerous levels? That is one reason that geological scientists are considering declaring a new man-made epoch called the Anthropocene. Our damage to the climate system, ecosystems, habitats, plants and wildlife is so severe that we might have already left the Holocene epoch that lasted 11,500 years. Read my Inhabitat story for more. 
Scientists are about to embark on a global hunt for a "golden spike," a physical point in the geological record marking the shift from one epoch to another, in a quest to convince skeptics in the geology community that humanity's impact on the planet has been so profound that we have actually left the Holocene (entirely recent) epoch that began 11,500 years ago after the last major ice age and are now in a new epoch known as Anthropocene (from an...
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Why isn't the media reporting more on this? These First Nations Indigenous people are fighting to protect our land, air and water from the climate-destroying fossil fuels industry. They are attempting to stop construction of the dirty oil Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.
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This was on Democracy Now on Friday!
Native Activists Fighting Dakota Access Pipeline: "What We're Doing is in Peace"
http://www.democracynow.org/2016/8/19/headlines/north_dakota_police_accuse_indigenous_protestors_of_bomb_possession
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Climate Change Impact  - 
 
Modern science has prevented deadly diseases ranging from tetanus to polio, but man-made global warming could unravel our collective progress as new deadly diseases emerge as a result of climate change. Read my Inhabitat story to find out the five deadly diseases emerging from global warming. 
Modern science has prevented deadly diseases ranging from tetanus to polio, but man-made global warming could unravel the significant progress made in the fight against life-threatening ailments as new deadly diseases emerge from the melting permafrost and make their way north from the tropics as temperatures continue to rise.
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Just ordered my Washington Valor t-shirt. We finally have a football team here in our nation's capital with a name and logo we can all be proud of. We finally have a football team that doesn't dehumanize and degrade an entire race of people with a dictionary-defined racial slur and stereotypical mascot. Hail to the Valor! Hail victory! Fight for new D.C.! #WashingtonValor #Valor
<p style=font-size: 12px;>Welcome DC's newest sports team, the Washington Valor Arena Football team, with this Men's Washington Valor Dual Blend V-Neck Heathered Navy Tee! Soft and comfortable, this tee is perfect for watching the game at home or at the arena. </p> <p style=font-size: 12px;> </p> <p style=font-size: 12px;>52% Cotton/ 48% Polyester</p> <p style=font-size: 12px;>Screenprinted Logos</p> <p style=font-size: 12px;>Made in China</p...
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Go Costa Rica! The Central American nation has been running on 100 percent renewable energy for 113 days and counting! The goal is a full year without fossil fuels and to be completely free from fossil fuels in just five years. 
Costa Rica has run on 100-percent renewable energy for the past 113 days, edging closer to its goal of being completely free from fossil fuels.
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Climate Change Impact  - 
 
Did you know that the Earth should be in a natural global cooling period if not for human-produced greenhouse gas emissions forcing the climate to warm to dangerous levels? That is one reason that geological scientists are considering declaring a new man-made epoch called the Anthropocene. Our damage to the climate system, ecosystems, habitats, plants and wildlife is so severe that we might have already left the Holocene epoch that lasted 11,500 years. Read my Inhabitat story for more. 
Scientists are about to embark on a global hunt for a "golden spike," a physical point in the geological record marking the shift from one epoch to another, in a quest to convince skeptics in the geology community that humanity's impact on the planet has been so profound that we have actually left the Holocene (entirely recent) epoch that began 11,500 years ago after the last major ice age and are now in a new epoch known as Anthropocene (from an...
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Did you know that the Earth should be in a natural global cooling period if not for human-produced greenhouse gas emissions forcing the climate to warm to dangerous levels? That is one reason that geological scientists are considering declaring a new man-made epoch called the Anthropocene. Our damage to the climate system, ecosystems, habitats, plants and wildlife is so severe that we might have already left the Holocene epoch that lasted 11,500 years. Read my Inhabitat story for more. #Anthropocene #ClimateChange 
Scientists are about to embark on a global hunt for a "golden spike," a physical point in the geological record marking the shift from one epoch to another, in a quest to convince skeptics in the geology community that humanity's impact on the planet has been so profound that we have actually left the Holocene (entirely recent) epoch that began 11,500 years ago after the last major ice age and are now in a new epoch known as Anthropocene (from an...
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Why isn't the media reporting more on this? These First Nations Indigenous people are fighting to protect our land, air and water from the climate-destroying fossil fuels industry. They are attempting to stop construction of the dirty oil Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.
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Education
  • NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies
    Digital Publishing, 2012 - 2012
  • George Mason University
    Sociology/Film and Media Studies, 1997 - 2002
  • UCLA Extension
    Print Journalistm, 2004 - 2005
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A journalist of integrity and independence
Introduction
Journalist with experience writing about sustainability, entertainment, politics, sports, travel and more.

Published in Variety Magazine, Green American Magazine, The National Memo, Hollywood Weekly, Adobe Airstream, Sea Technology Magazine, Rant Sports, Yahoo! Sports, Inhabitat, Going Green Today and more.

Social media messaging experience includes creating social media channels and increasing visitor traffic via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Pinterest and other sites.
Work
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Journalist
Skills
Writing, editing, SEO, social media, photography, analyzing, researching, interviewing, teaching, reviewing, communicating, synthesizing, investigating, reading, physical activities, sports, politics, environment, entertainment industry, travel, blogging, promoting change
Employment
  • Washington Jewish Week
    General Assignment Reporter, 2014 - present
  • Inhabitat
    Freelance Writer, 2013 - present
    Write about clean energy and alternative transportation for sustainable design site.
  • Union Plus
    Freelance Writer, 2014 - 2014
    Write monthly testimonials of union members and retirees who took advantage of Union Plus benefits and services. Union Plus is the benefits services branch of the AFL-CIO. I interview union members around the country, arrange photography shoots and write testimonials for UP's newsletters and websites.
  • Going Green Today
    Content Manager/Blogger, 2014 - 2014
    Write feature articles, update blog site and post content to social media for 90 day personalized eco-action program to save money and reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Yahoo!
    Freelance Writer at Yahoo! Sports, 2013 - 2014
    Write about Washington Capitals and NHL at Yahoo! Sports.
  • Rant Sports
    Sports Writer, 2013 - 2013
    Write about hockey, soccer and other sports for popular website.
  • The National Memo
    Political Reporter, 2012 - 2013
    - Wrote daily articles, reviews and slideshows for online political news site. - Implemented SEO strategies to increase traffic via keywords and links. - Created and updated Google+ and Pinterest pages and updated other social media channels.
  • The Society for Neuroscience
    Communications Coordinator, 2012 - 2012
    - Created, edited and sent email blasts to members. - Coordinated social media messaging across all platforms. - Increased engagement and subscribers on Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Sea Technology Magazine
    Associate Editor, 2012 - 2012
    - Proofread content for monthly marine business science and engineering publication. - Wrote news department profiles and e-newsletter stories.
  • Green America
    Project Manager/Senior Writer/Editor, 2010 - 2011
    - Edited and wrote for bi-monthly Green American Magazine. - Wrote feature stories on socially responsible investing and the advantages of comprehensive home energy audits.
  • Variety
    Online Production Editor/Features Writer, 2005 - 2011
    - Researched and wrote stories for annual Eye on the Oscars special reports about Academy Award contenders. - Promoted to online news editor and consistently beat the competition by sending out breaking news alerts first. - Reported on trends in state film tax incentives. - Wrote video game, book and DVD reviews. - Covered Variety film screening Q&A sessions and movie premieres. - Wrote weekly online film trailer metrics story. - Contributed to Variety’s politics blog.
  • KOREH LA
    AmeriCorps Promise Fellow/Literacy Coordinator, 2003 - 2004
    Served two terms as AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at largest children’s literacy organization in LA. Matched reading partners with LAUSD children in 20 elementary schools and advocated for more federal funding as an AmeriCorps Policy Liaison.
  • Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of L.A.
    Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator, 2004 - 2005
    Increased volunteer participation through speaking engagements and direct marketing campaigns.
  • American Psychological Association
    Content Specialist, 2012 - 2012
    - Managed online departments and edited Web content. - Created PDF and HTML web pages in Tridion content management system - Increased unique visitors to APA.org via SEO keywords.
  • Sotheby's
    Digital Media Assistant, 2012 - 2012
    - Proofed e-catalogues on iPad application. - Processed invoices by parking them in SAP inventory management system, submitting purchase order forms, and updating offline budget spreadsheet. - Updated content on Sothebys.com Preferred Member section through CQ5 content management system. - Calendar management
  • Kibbutz Program Center
    Volunteer, 2011 - 2011
    Worked on Kibbutz Lahav in southern Israel. - Kitchen duty: scrubbed, cleaned and placed dishes and pots and pans and cleaned dishwashing, kitchen and cafeteria areas every day.
  • Beachcomber Community Newspaper
    News Reporter, 2003 - 2007
    - Wrote movie reviews, local sports roundup, small business Q&As;, event recaps. - Handled general assignment photojournalism. - Wrote Beachcombing L.A. column profiling different neighborhoods in the Southland. - Promoted from unpaid intern to paid news reporter. - Given own column after two years as news reporter.
  • Santa Monica Observer
    Lead editor of special issue on Malibu Film Festival
    Put together special issue on Malibu Film Festival.
  • Get Real Hockey
    Blogger
    Founded Hockey Stop blog and contribute to Get Real Hockey and Inside Hockey blogs.
  • Green Forward
    Blogger
    Founded climate change blog about the transition to renewable energy and the sustainable economy.
  • The Hockey Writers
    Freelance Writer, 2013
  • TheCityFix Blog
    Freelance Writer, 2013
    Write about high-speed rail and alternative transportation at TheCityFix Blog.
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Washington, DC
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New York City - Los Angeles, CA - Yosemite, California - Kibbutz Lahav, Israel