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Bay Cleanup Threatened By Nutrients Flowing Past Conowingo Dam: Study

"After 87 years, the ability of the 14-mile-long reservoir behind the Conowingo Dam to trap sediment and nutrients coming down the Susquehanna River has largely ceased, threatening the region’s ability to meet Bay cleanup goals, a multi-year study concludes."

Source: Bay Journal, 03/14/2016
April 11, 2016 to April 13, 2016

National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In & Expo

The Policy Forum, anchor event of Water Week 2016, will convene in Washington, D.C., featuring distinguished speakers, Capitol Hill visits and regulatory roundtables – all designed to elevate clean water issues to the top of the federal priority list.

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March 3, 2016

Around the Environmental World with SEJ

Journalists, want to get the scoop on The Pew Charitable Trusts’ ocean initiatives? Want to question experts from Climate Nexus and the Walton Family Foundation on what they’re working on for the next few years? Join the Society of Environmental Journalists and The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, DC for an evening of hors d’oeuvres and environmental chatter.

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March 14, 2017 to March 26, 2017

DC Environmental Film Festival

 The 25th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital presents over 180 films selected to provide fresh perspectives on a wide variety of environmental issues facing our planet. The 2017 Festival features cinematic work from 32 countries, including 64 Washington, DC, US and World premieres.

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"Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Bay Cleanup Challenge"

"The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ended a five-year legal challenge to the Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan, rejecting without comment the American Farm Bureau Federation’s request that the court hear its argument that the federal government is effectively seizing land use authority from state and local governments. The decision removes any legal cloud from the pursuit of the Bay pollution reduction strategy imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Source: Bay Journal, 03/01/2016
March 9, 2016

Is Healthy Soil the Solution to Global Warming?

A French Ministry of Agriculture rep and international soil scientists will discuss the science behind soil carbon sequestration and how to drive the rapid, worldwide adoption of regenerative agriculture techniques that sequester carbon at the National Press Club, 8:00-11:00 a.m. on Mar 9 in Washington DC.

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"Ex-Freedom Official Southern Sentenced To 30 Days, $20K Fine"

"Gary Southern, the last of six former Freedom Industries officials to face sentencing, will spend 30 days in jail and pay a $20,000 fine for his role in pollution crimes that caused the January 2014 Elk River chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water supply for hundreds of thousands of people in the Kanawha Valley and surrounding area."

Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail, 02/18/2016


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