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Maryland’s Gigantic New Oyster Reef: a Pearl That Could Save Chesapeake

"The world’s tallest building stands in Dubai. The largest city is in Japan. Brazil’s Amazon is the largest rain forest. ... But the world’s largest man-made oyster reef is in Maryland. It was finished just days ago, and rests at the watery bottom of Harris Creek on the Eastern Shore, spread across more acres than the national Mall."

Source: Wash Post, 09/24/2015
October 19, 2015

Center for Public Integrity's Minority Fellowship in Investigative Journalism

The Center for Public Integrity seeks applicants for its Minority Fellowship in Investigative Journalism which begins on Oct 19, 2015. There are two openings: one in the Environment & Labor desk and another in Money & Politics.

October 1, 2015

DEADLINE: Cissy Patterson Environment/Science Journalism Fellowships

An additional fellowship within the Alicia Patterson Foundation annual journalism fellowships is being offered in 2015. This new fellowship is specifically for science and environmental journalism and is endowed through a gift by the Cissy Patterson Foundation. $40,000 stipend. Apply by Oct 1.

State Judge Orders Disclosure of Maryland Oil Train Data

A Maryland state judge this month ordered a state agency to give news media routing information about oil trains within Maryland — adding momentum to efforts to warn firefighters and communities about dangers they face. Photo: 2013 Lac Megantic, Quebec, disaster, by Elias Schewel/Flickr.

Radioactivity Found in PA Creek, Illegal Fracking Waste Suspected

"Recently released testing results in western Pennsylvania, upstream from Pittsburgh, reveal evidence of radioactive contamination in water flowing from an abandoned mine. Experts say that the radioactive materials may have come from illegal dumping of shale fracking wastewater."

Source: DeSmogBlog, 08/21/2015

"Firms To Pay $14.3M To Clean Up Central Chemical Site in Hagerstown"

"Sixteen companies have reached a $14.3 million settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Maryland to stabilize and cap waste and contaminated soil at the Central Chemical Superfund site in Hagerstown, the agency announced Monday."

Source: Hagerstown Herald-Mail, 08/18/2015

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