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Miami Beach Prepares For 'King Tide' Flooding, Taste Of Sea Level Rise

"Construction crews are wading into chest high pools of muck in a race against time to install pumps Miami Beach officials hope will help control an annual super-high tide threatening to flood south Florida's popular seaside city next week."

Source: Reuters, 10/06/2014
November 2, 2014

DEADLINE (Nov 2): SEJ/Poynter Science and Environmental Journalism Workshop on Nov 3, 2014

Join us at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla on Nov 3, 2014, for an SEJ-co-sponsored comprehensive day of learning how to pitch, investigate and craft compelling science-based stories in a competitive media landscape to accurately inform the public while keeping them engaged. SEJ members and students receive a discount. Register by Nov 2nd.

Constitution Wins After Court Imposes Prior Restraint on Pipeline Safety Info

As a nationwide newspaper chain probed safety threats posed to the public by gas pipelines, an Alabama court imposed prior restraint on the Montgomery Advertiser, to prevent it from publishing the Alabama Gas Corporation's safety plan, citing homeland security and trade secrets. Now a judge has ruled that the court erred in granting a temporary restraining order.

"As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash"

"BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico disrupted business all along the coastline. Through the end of July, the oil giant paid more than $13 billion to compensate people, businesses and communities affected. The company is disputing some of those claims in court battles that could drag on for years."

Source: NPR, 09/05/2014

Gen. Honoré, Enviros Call for Stronger EPA Refinery Rule

NEW ORLEANS -- Gen. Russell Honoré, the New Orleans hero who restored
order after Hurricane Katrina, is now inspiring and consolidating
grass-roots anti-pollution activism under the banner of a "Green
Army." One of their first missions is strengthening EPA's proposed
rule for toxic emissions from the refineries which pollute Southern
Louisiana neighborhoods. Among the places Honoré has sounded his call
to arms was the Society of Environmental Journalists' meeting October
3. Julie Dermansky report on the Green Army for DeSmogBlog August 20,
2014, before the SEJ meeting.

Source: DeSmogBlog, 09/05/2014

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