Terminal May Have Released 191,000+ Gal of Toxic Chemicals Amid Isaac

"More than 191,000 gallons of toxic chemicals may have been released from the Stolthaven New Orleans petroleum and chemical storage and transfer terminal in Braithwaite during Hurricane Isaac, according to a company report filed Tuesday with the U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center. That's just one day after the Louisiana Department of Environmental Qualty assured the public that monitoring at the facility detected no offsite contamination."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 09/14/2012

"Are Our Products Bad Medicine To Lagoon?"

"Aging boomers pop more pills to keep fit. Farmers feed more antibiotics and hormones to fatten livestock. Adults and children use exotic shampoos and conditioners to make their hair shiny. Most of these drugs and personal-care chemicals wind up down the drain, into sewage, land-applied sludge, reclaimed water and ultimately the Indian River Lagoon, St. Johns River and other waters."

Source: Florida Today, 09/10/2012

"Scientists Study Lasting Health Effects of Toxic Spill"

"It's been seven years since a poisonous cloud spread across tiny Graniteville, S.C., after a deadly train wreck rocked the gritty textile community. And since that tragic morning in January 2005, a group of researchers has been tracking the lingering effects of chlorine on the public health."

Source: The State, 09/04/2012

"Rising Sea Comes at a Cost for South Florida Cities"

"Climate change may be the subject of debate in some places but in South Florida it’s become a costly reality."

"In Miami Beach, where prolonged flooding in low-lying neighborhoods has become the norm after heavy storms, city leaders are weighing a $206 million overhaul of an antiquated drainage system increasingly compromised by rising sea level.

Source: Miami Herald, 09/03/2012

New Orleans Under Isaac Hurricane Watch, Could See 70-Mph Winds Wed

"The National Hurricane Center has placed the New Orleans area under a hurricane watch for Isaac, which is now forecast to make landfall at Gulfport on Wednesday at 7 a.m.  as a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 105 mph. The new forecast extends the hurricane watch area westward to Morgan City.

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 08/27/2012
September 14, 2012 to September 15, 2012

State of the Gulf Fisheries Symposium

The mission of the symposium is to inform and share knowledge among stakeholders so that everyone can move forward with a unified mission of a sustainable and healthy fishery in the Gulf of Mexico.

Going to Tampa or Charlotte? Some Resources for Reporters

You wouldn't think you would get arrested for trying to cover the 2012 Democratic convention in Charlotte, NC, September 4 or the Republican convention in Tampa, FL, August 27. But such things have happened before, and reporters have available some resources to support their rights.

October 15, 2016

DEADLINE: National Humanities Center Fellowships

Fellowships (September through May) are awarded to scholars who have demonstrated achievement in advanced post-doctoral study. A limited number of designated fellowships for scholarship concerning nature, environmental history, or ecological concerns are usually available. Apply by Oct 15, 2016.


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