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Maryland Honeybees Massacred; Bills Would Ban Home Use of Neonics

"In the end, Maryland lawmakers couldn’t ignore the same haunting story from beekeepers. “I go into winter with a really strong population, managed them to be fat and healthy, treated for mites, with plenty of food,” said Bonnie Raindrop, a keeper in Baltimore County. “But at the end of winter, you open your hives and they’re all dead.”

Source: Wash Post, 03/25/2016

"Baltimore Struggles To Protect Children From Lead Paint"

"When a doctor found that Kenicer Carty's 1-year-old daughter had a dangerously high level of lead last year, it triggered an alarm of sorts. Officials sent an inspector to Carty's 1930 row house in northeast Baltimore. It turned out that every single window had hazardous chipping lead paint."

Source: NPR, 03/22/2016
April 20, 2016 to April 21, 2016

Food Tank Summit

Food Tank, in partnership with American University, will hold the 2nd Annual Food Tank Summit in Washington, D.C. It's the first in a series of four two-day Summits in 2016 which will bring together some the world’s most impactful food system leaders. All the panels are moderated by journalists, some of them SEJ members.

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.

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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