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

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

August 15, 2016 to August 16, 2016

Measure Locally, Respond Globally

This event is for journalists covering the environment, science, data analytics, business, farming, lifestyle and weather. We’ll meet in Asheville, NC for a look at the next chapter of the climate change story.

"BP Oil Spill Cost Fishing Industry At Least $94.7 Million In 2010"

"The BP oil disaster cost the Gulf of Mexico's commercial fishing industry $94.7 million to $1.6 billion and anywhere from 740 to 9,315 jobs in the first eight months, according to a new study by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 06/28/2016

"State Agencies Investigating Fish Kill On Black Warrior River"

"The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Alabama Department of Environmental Management are investigating a fish kill on the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River, in the immediate vicinity of the Gorgas Generating Plant, a coal-fired power plant operated by Alabama Power."

Source: Birmingham News, 06/20/2016

Tropical Storm Colin Strengths Gulf of Mexico; Parts of Florida Warned

"Tropical Storm Colin has strengthened in the Gulf of Mexico and will bring the threat of heavy rain to parts of Florida and the Southeast Monday and Tuesday. This system was first named Tropical Depression Three late Sunday morning and strengthened into a tropical storm late Sunday afternoon."

Source: Weather Channel, 06/06/2016

"Coal Ash Cleanup At Grainger Site Results In Cleaner Groundwater"

"COLUMBIA, SC --  Since a power company began digging up coal ash from a leaking waste pond west of Myrtle Beach, arsenic levels have dropped dramatically in groundwater, according to an environmental group that pushed to have the ash removed."

Source: Columbia State, 06/03/2016

In Alabama, 100,000 People Told Not To Drink Water Due To Contamination

"A water provider in northern Alabama warned more than 100,000 customers on Thursday not to drink or cook with tap water, saying it could be contaminated with potentially dangerous levels of a chemical that federal health officials have linked to cancer, according to local media reports."

Source: Reuters, 06/03/2016

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