October 18, 2011

West Coast Premiere of Documentary 'Greening the Revolution' (in Newport Coast, CA)

On 10/18, the 'CINEMA SAGE HILL' free community film series will feature the West Coast Premiere of documentary 'GREENING THE REVOLUTION' in Newport Coast, CA.

EPA Finalizes 15 Additional Superfund Sites, Proposes 11 More

Sites in CA, GA, IL, IN, MS, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OR, SC, TN, and TX received a final designation of Superfund status, meaning they are among the most toxic in the country, due to contamination from industrial operations, mining, military activities, landfills, and other sources.

"$44 Million Settles Cosco Busan Oil Spill in Bay"

"San Francisco -- The shipping companies responsible for the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill, which polluted San Francisco Bay and killed thousands of birds and fish, have agreed to pay $44.4 million to restore habitat and reimburse the agencies that responded to the disaster, state and federal officials announced Monday."

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 09/22/2011
August 26, 2011

AUG 26th LAST DAY TO APPLY: USC Annenberg/California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships

Based at USC's Annenberg School of Journalism, The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship is open to print, broadcast, and online journalists from California, or those based elsewhere who contribute to California media outlets. Two all-expenses-paid weekends in Los Angeles: November 17-20, 2011 and February 23-26, 2012 will be jam-packed with field trips, workshops and seminars that will help you understand the relationship between a community's health and the health of the individuals who live there. AUG 26th LAST DAY TO APPLY

"Another Pollution Battle Looms in Erin Brockovich's Town"

Groundwater pollution from hexavalent chromium from Pacific Gas & Electric led to the "a $333-million-dollar, class-action settlement in 1996 -- one of the largest of all time -- and inspired the 2000 blockbuster movie bearing [Erin] Brockovich's name." Despite the settlement, PG&E has "done little to contain the plume of hexavalent chromium, which U.S. EPA deemed a likely carcinogen in a draft assessment last year."

Source: Greenwire, 08/19/2011


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