SE (AL AR FL GA KY LA MS NC PR SC TN)

(AL AR FL GA KY LA MS NC PR SC TN)

September 3, 2014 to September 7, 2014

SEJ's 24th Annual Conference, in New Orleans, LA

"Risk and Resilience" is SEJ's theme for a packed series of events for this conference, Sep 3-7, 2014. New Orleans and south Louisiana are the poster children for both risk and resilience in the 21st Century. Yet, New Orleans is also a place where we can eat, drink, dance, listen to music and generally partake of the whole spectrum of humanities' offerings, and all this with the climate change monster right outside the door. You will leave this conference motivated, empowered and well-connected with story leads, political context, new insights, contacts, research data, experiences and enhanced skills for effective storytelling on relevant issues. Check out the draft agenda, lodging/travel, find a roommate (members only), advertise/exhibit and more. Tours fill fast, so don't delay — register now!

Judge Sides With Company, Cuts Asbestos Liability More Than $1 Billion

"A federal judge in Charlotte has delivered a startling victory for industries that are part of the country’s long-running asbestos-liability fight, cutting more than $1 billion from what a company owes to current and future victims."

Source: Charlotte Observer, 01/14/2014

"S. Carolina's First Jellyfish Operation Raises Environmental Concerns"

"Cannonball jellyfish are bland at best. In China, where slivered, dry jellyfish are commonly served before banquets and strewn across salads, cooks don't use the cellophane-like strips without first dousing them in soy sauce or sesame oil."

Source: Charleston Post & Courier, 01/14/2014

Fla. Citrus Growers Worry Deadly Bacteria Will Mean End of Orange Juice

[Sick orange trees are] "the new norm in the Sunshine State, where about half the trees in every citrus orchard are stricken with an incurable bacterial infection from China that goes by many names: huanglongbing, “yellow dragon disease” and “citrus greening.” Growers, agriculturalists and academics liken it to cancer. Roots become deformed. Fruits drop from limbs prematurely and rot. The trees slowly die."

Source: Wash Post, 01/13/2014

Some Ky. Residents Found With High Arsenic Levels, Screenings Show

"Medical screenings have found high arsenic levels in at least two of the more than 50 residents tested near Louisville’s contaminated Black Leaf industrial site, the scene of Kentucky’s largest residential environmental cleanup ever."

Source: Louisville Courier-Journal, 01/10/2014

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