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"To Go: Plastic-Foam Containers, if the Mayor Gets His Way"

"It is the most humble of vessels for New York City foodstuffs, ubiquitous at Chinese takeout joints and halal street carts. In pre-Starbucks days, coffee came packaged in its puffy embrace. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, whose regulatory lance has slain fatty foods, supersize sodas, and smoking in parks, is now targeting plastic foam, the much-derided polymer that environmentalists have long tried to restrict."

Source: NY Times, 02/14/2013
May 15, 2013

DEADLINE: Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism

The Middlebury Fellowships, directed by Bill McKibben, each year help 10 early-career journalists work through an ambitious reporting project from the beginning through publication or broadcast. The program runs week-long residencies for the selected Fellows at Middlebury College, VT, in the fall and at Monterey Institute for International Studies, CA, in the spring. $10,000 stipend. Apply by May 15, 2013.

PA Enviros Criticize Proposed Pollution Limits on Gas-Drilling Engines

"Pennsylvania is considering new air pollution limits for diesel- and natural gas-powered engines used in Marcellus Shale development that are stricter than those that exist now but, according to eight environmental groups, not nearly as tough as they could and should be."

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 01/14/2013

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