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November 10, 2014

Free SEJ Meet-Up at the NESAWG Annual Conference

Food issues and sustainability are under the spotlight at a free regional journalist meet-up in in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 10. A field trip to an area farm (homemade lunch included) will show innovations in sustainable agriculture, while a panel discussion showcases Saratoga’s grassroots actions for creating a more sustainable city-scape. The day will conclude with a panel that will give you the tools you need to move your GMO coverage from reporting on superficial disagreements to a deeper examination of the benefits and threats implicit in this technology.

"Washington County Drilling Hearing Raises Conflicts Over Contamination"

"Loren 'Buzz' Kiskadden first noticed a water problem at his house trailer in rural Amwell Township, Washington County, while using a hose to fill a wading pool for his grandchildren in June 2011. 'A gray sludge was filing up the bottom of the pool. It was just nasty,' said Mr. Kiskadden, 55, in testimony before the state Environmental Hearing Board last week in Pittsburgh. 'I shut the water off and told the kids not to get in it.'"

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/13/2014

"The Science Beneath the Surface"

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"The Science Beneath the Surface: A Very Short Guide to the Marcellus Shale"

By Don Duggan-Haas, Robert M. Ross, and Warren D. Allmon
Paleontological Research Institution, $18 (paperback)

Reviewer: SUE SMITH-HEAVENRICH

If you are looking for a quick reference to shale, this is it.

N.J. Braces For Future Disasters By Fleeing, And Fortifying, The Coast

"It has been nearly two years since Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore in New Jersey, devastating cities throughout the region. As cities and towns along the coast consider how to prepare for future weather patterns, and avert the kind of damage that happened in 2012, a two-pronged response has emerged — a kind of municipal fight-or-flight response."

Source: NPR, 09/29/2014

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