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"EPA May Retest PA. Water Near Fracking"

"Federal regulators are considering retesting water supplies at a small town in Pennsylvania that residents say have been contaminated by natural gas drilling.

Just a month after declaring water in Dimock safe, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency are taking another look after new evidence suggested that drinking water could be polluted worse than originally thought.

"EPA is considering next steps including conducting some samples of well water in the area," the EPA told Reuters on Thursday, after receiving hundreds of pages of data from Dimock residents.

Source: Reuters, 01/06/2012

"Fracking Will Poison New York's Drinking Water, Critics Warn"

"A former staffer at a state government agency responsible for regulating hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has warned that allowing the controversial gas drilling method in New York would lead to contamination of the state's aquifers and would poison its drinking water.

Source: Guardian, 01/06/2012
March 15, 2015

DEADLINE: AAJA's JCamp for High School Students

Young people will develop their written, speaking, communication and leadership skills, while learning about diversity, through the Asian American Journalists Association's JCamp in Minneapolis, Aug 3-8, 2015. The program is not limited to Asian American students; it's open to all high school students. Apply by March 15th.

June 14, 2012 to June 17, 2012

IRE 2012: Boston

Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models. Keynote speaker: Jill Abramson. Pre-conference workshop: "Follow the Money - Tracking Companies' Influence on Politics"

January 31, 2015

DEADLINE: Nieman Fellowships for Journalists

The Nieman Foundation selects at least 12 U.S. and 12 International journalists for Nieman Fellowships each year. Spend 10 months at Harvard pursuing a course of study of your own design. $65,000 stipend plus housing, childcare and health insurance allowances. Deadlines: December 1, 2014 for International applicants; January 31, 2015, for U.S. applicants.

May 8, 2012

Beyond Ideology: How Should We Feed Ourselves If We Care About Nature?

Faced with ever-increasing population and ever-decreasing food systems, five scientists discuss the challenges and potential solutions that could feed the people and protect nature. The fourth installment of The New York Academy of Sciences' and The Nature Conservancy's four-part series Discourses on Nature and Society.

April 16, 2012

Nature and the City: What Good is Urban Conservation?

There's a new energy across the United States about recapturing nature in cities, but can these efforts rebuild biodiversity? Leading scientists, authors, and urban conservationists discuss the science behind and promise for today’s urban conservation efforts. The third installment of The New York Academy of Sciences' and The Nature Conservancy's four-part series Discourses on Nature and Society.

February 23, 2012

Creating the Next Conservation Movement—Or Do We Even Need One?

How can we build a new U.S. conservation and environmental movement to meet the challenges of the new century...or is the desire to mainstream environmentalism just a symptom of the problem? The second installment of The New York Academy of Sciences' and The Nature Conservancy's four-part series Discourses on Nature and Society.

January 12, 2012

Energy for the Next 20 Years: Protecting the Environment and Meeting Our Demands

How can Earth possibly meet its growing energy demands without destroying the environment? Experts on wind, nuclear, hydropower and other energy forms debate the most promising paths forward. The first installment of our four-part series Discourses on Nature and Society.

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