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Western NY Kids' Rate of Lead Poisoning Far Higher Than in Flint

"Young children in Western New York suffer from the highest rate of lead poisoning in the upstate region – a rate that’s more than three times higher than that in Flint, Mich., where a cost-driven switch to an alternate water system left 4 percent of children tested with signs of lead exposure."

Source: Buffalo News, 02/25/2016
April 6, 2016

Kavli Conversations on Science Communication at NYU

The Spring 2016 series of live webcasts, hosted by NYU's Science, Health & Environmental Reporting Program and moderated by the Wall Street Journal's Robert Lee Hotz, began with climate change on Feb 24. Upcoming events include physics (Mar 9), genetic modification (Apr 6), the neuroscience of violence (Apr 20), human evolution (May 4), followed by additional events in the fall.

February 24, 2016

Getting Real About Climate: Storytelling for a Warming Planet

This is the first in a series of Kavli Conversations on Science Communication, hosted by NYU's Science, Health & Environmental Reporting Program. Attend in person or via interactive, live webcast, 6:30 p.m.

"NJ Fighting Rise In Water Tainted By Common Chemical"

"A man-made chemical used in the manufacture of stain-resistant carpets, waterproof clothing, non-stick cooking pans and other products that make life less messy has spread so far through the environment that it can be found everywhere from the fish in the Delaware River to polar bears in the Arctic — and even some drinking water in North Jersey."

Source: Bergen Record, 02/16/2016

"Maine Rail Cargo Secrecy Law Bypassed Public Access, Safety Defenses"

"After a runaway oil train killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, just miles from the Maine border in 2013, Mainers demanded to know more about the state’s railways."

February 22, 2016

UNESCO Green Citizens Pathfinders for Change Photography Exhibit Opening

This unique traveling photography exhibit puts the spotlight on eight projects from around the globe recognized for achievement in practicing sustainability and educational programs focused on sustainable development. Members of the press are invited for a private tour and reception at the UN in NYC. RVSP by Feb 12.

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