The Sept. 11 attacks should remind reporters of the vulnerability of the electric power supply system not just to terrorism, but to other natural and man-made disasters that could bring serious outages.
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As populations of wild salmon decline and cans and slabs of farmed salmon proliferate on supermarket shelves aquaculture practices that help feed the demand for the fish are gaining attention.
New Jersey filed a lawsuit Feb. 19, 2008, challenging the US-EPA's December 2007 rule that utilities could decide for themselves whether their air pollution increases are significant enough to require detailed record-keeping.
SEJ's 5th Annual Conference, hosted by MIT's Knight Science Journalism program: Vice President Al Gore addresses the conference; naturalist E.O. Wilson; authors Richard Rhodes and Jonathan Weiner.
The New York City Council is considering a bill that would make it illegal for a citizen to test - without police permission - the environment for toxic or pathogenic conditions.
A Fortune 500 energy company is applying for an "incidental take" permit that would allow it to kill endangered and threatened species that live on the largest swath of land ever covered by one permit.
The Burlington conference, SEJ's 16th annual, was co-hosted by the University of Vermont in Burlington and Vermont Law School in South Burlington, October 25-29.