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"Report: NY Landfill's Coal Ash Is Contaminating Groundwater"

"Coal ash sitting dormant in an unlined portion of the landfill near the Cayuga Power Plant has been seeping into groundwater for nearly 30 years and has flowed into nearby Milliken Creek, potentially contaminating drinking water, a geologist said in a meeting with Tompkins County officials Wednesday afternoon."

Source: Ithaca Journal, 09/22/2015

New Jersey: "Environmental Groups To Appeal $225M ExxonMobil Deal"

"A group of New Jersey environmental organizations Monday took the first step to appeal what it called the Christie administration's 'dirty deal' — the $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil over contamination of industrial sites in New Jersey."

Source: Newark Star-Ledger, 09/15/2015
November 1, 2015

DEADLINE: Fellowship for Columbia University's MPA in Environmental Science and Policy

The Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy at Columbia University in New York City offers the Dean’s Environmental Science and Policy Fellowship, a full tuition grant worth approximately $72,000. Apply to the program by Jan. 15, 2016, to be eligible for the Fellowship. Early decision deadline is Nov. 1, 2015.

September 17, 2015

DEADLINE: Metcalf Seminar "Climate Change and the News: Planning for Sea Level Rise & Extreme Weather"

As policy discussions heat up in advance of the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in December, journalists are invited to apply for a free seminar exploring U.S. responses to coastal climate change impacts. This Metcalf Institute seminar will be held in Cambridge, MA on Nov 4, at the 2015 Rising Seas Summit.


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