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N. Carolina: "Environmental Groups Seek Clean Up of 14 Coal Ash Pits"

"RALEIGH -- Conservation groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the state Environmental Management Commission, Duke Energy and Progress Energy seeking the cleanup or shut-down of 14 ash pits that collect tons of waste from coal-burning power plants across the state."

Source: Raleigh News & Observer, 01/09/2013

Announcement: SEJ's 23rd Annual Conference Returns to Chattanooga, TN, Oct. 2-6, 2013

July 5, 2012—The Society of Environmental Journalists is pleased to accept the invitation of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Times Free Press to bring our 2013 meeting to Tennessee. This will be the first time in 20 years that SEJ is bringing its annual conference back to a conference host.

January 21, 2013 to January 23, 2013

First Joint Private and Federal Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference

Thirteen sponsoring agencies have come together to host in New Orleans the first joint private and federal Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, a forum for the research community in the Gulf of Mexico to share their latest scientific results. Complimentary registration for credentialed members of the media is available.

October 1, 2016

DEADLINE: Reed Environmental Writing Award

The Southern Environmental Law Center is now accepting submissions for its annual Reed Environmental Writing Award, which seeks to enhance public awareness of the value and vulnerability of the natural environment in at least one of the following states: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia. Deadline: Oct 1, 2016.

"Florida's Vanishing Springs"

"North of Gainesville, a church camp once attracted thousands of visitors because it was built around the gushing waters of Hornsby Springs. Then the spring stopped flowing and the camp had to spend more than $1 million to build a water park to replace it. The old spring site is now so stagnant that it's frequently declared unfit for humans to swim in."

Source: Tampa Bay Times, 11/26/2012

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