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"Protests Against Expansion of China Chemical Plant Turn Violent"

"BEIJING — A week of protests against the planned expansion of a petrochemical plant in the port city of Ningbo turned violent on Friday and Saturday when demonstrators attacked police cars and tossed bricks and water bottles at officers, according to accounts from participants posted on the Internet."

Source: NY Times, 10/30/2012

"South Korean Chemical Plant Spill Labeled 'Special Disaster Zone'"

"The South Korean government on Monday designated the area around a chemical spill in the southeastern city of Gumi a special disaster zone, after more than 3,000 people were injured. On 27 September, an explosion at the Hube Globe chemical plant released about eight tonnes of hydrofluoric acid, which can damage lungs and bones and affect the nervous system. The leak killed five workers and injured 18 others, according to the state-run Yonhap news agency."

Source: Nature, 10/09/2012
October 9, 2012

Beyond Seven Billion: Reporting on Population, Environment, and Security

From his research and travels to report "Beyond Seven Billion," a landmark five-part series published in the Los Angeles Times, reporter Kenneth R. Weiss will share his stories about the impact of population growth on natural resources, food supply, and conflict in Afghanistan, India, Kenya, China, and the Philippines — and the challenges of covering this complex topic. Sponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program, the SEJ, the Africa Program, and the Asia Program in Washington, DC. Can't attend in person? The archived webcast will be available approximately one week after the posted meeting time.

September 6, 2012 to September 15, 2012

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Held every four years, it aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development.

May 27, 2014

DEADLINE: 2014 China-US Journalists Exchange

The East-West Center in Honolulu is accepting applications until May 27th for the 2014 China-United States Journalists Exchange: September 13-27, to visit Beijing, Yinchuan (Ningxia Autonomous Region), and Hong Kong (for US journalists) and September 22-27, to visit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC (for Chinese journalists).

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