January 25, 2016

DEADLINE: 2016 Newport Beach Film Festival

The 17th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival announces Call for Entries for its Environmental Film Series, a curated program of films designed to raise awareness of important issues affecting our environment. Since Newport Beach is home to a wealth of environmental groups and natural wonders (from the beaches to the bays to the bird estuaries), the Newport Beach Film Festival is the ideal venue to present environmental films. Multiple deadline dates with ascending submission fees.

"Exide Cleanup: Toxic Lead Removal Could Be California's Biggest Yet"

"The task of removing lead-contaminated soil from thousands of homes near a closed Vernon battery recycling plant would be the largest cleanup of its kind in California and rank among the biggest conducted nationwide, say environmental officials and experts in toxic remediation."

Source: LA Times, 08/19/2015

Lustgarten Says Data on Who Gets Ag Subsidies Is Rare as Hens' Teeth

Abrahm Lustgarten (left) wrote a nine-part series delving into farm subsidies and water policy. But his efforts to get the actual names of farm subsidy recipients or individual water users were largely thwarted. Read how info flows less quickly to the public than money and water flow to farmers in SPJ's FOI blog. Photo credit: Lars Klove.


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