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"Pennsylvania Report Left Out Data on Poisons in Water Near Gas Site"

"PHILADELPHIA -- Pennsylvania officials reported incomplete test results that omitted data on some toxic metals that were found in drinking water taken from a private well near a natural gas drilling site, according to legal documents released this week."

Source: NY Times, 11/05/2012

"State Representative Calls for Probe Of DEP Water Testing Reports

"The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has created incomplete lab reports and used them to dismiss complaints that Marcellus Shale gas development operations have contaminated residential water supplies and made people sick, according to court documents and other sources."

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/02/2012
November 13, 2012 to November 14, 2012

Workshop: Understanding the Connections between Coastal Waters and Ocean Ecosystem Services and Human Health

This free National Academies Institute of Medicine workshop in Washington DC will bring together members of the ecology, ecosystem services, and health communities to gain a better understanding of the connections between coastal waterways and ocean processes and public health risks and benefits. A live webcast of the workshop will also be available for those who are unable to attend in person.

October 9, 2012

Beyond Seven Billion: Reporting on Population, Environment, and Security

From his research and travels to report "Beyond Seven Billion," a landmark five-part series published in the Los Angeles Times, reporter Kenneth R. Weiss will share his stories about the impact of population growth on natural resources, food supply, and conflict in Afghanistan, India, Kenya, China, and the Philippines — and the challenges of covering this complex topic. Sponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program, the SEJ, the Africa Program, and the Asia Program in Washington, DC. Can't attend in person? The archived webcast will be available approximately one week after the posted meeting time.

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