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Oyster Population In Protected Areas Of Chesapeake Shows Renewal Signs

"Maryland’s ravaged Chesapeake Bay oyster population shows signs of revival inside the state-created sanctuaries that have been off-limits to harvesting for the past decade, according to a report from the Department of Natural Resources."

Source: Wash Post, 08/02/2016

Toxicologist: Claim NC Well Water Was Safe Was 'Scientifically Untrue'

"Emails obtained through public-records requests by a conservation group show that State Toxicologist Ken Rudo forcefully resisted the McCrory administration last year as it moved to alter the do-not-drink letters sent to hundreds of well owners near coal-ash pits owned by Duke Energy."

Source: Winston-Salem Journal, 08/01/2016

"Will New Regulations Allow More Toxic Chemicals In Florida’s Water?"

"In the first update to the state’s water quality standards in 24 years, the state moved to allow more toxic substances to enter the water. Environmentalists decry, and businesses support, the proposal."

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 07/28/2016

"TVA Coal Ash Plan Draws Ire From Environmental Groups"

"The Tennessee Valley Authority's Colbert and Widows Creek power plants have already burned their last piece of coal to generate electricity, but some environmentalists are worried that the tons of coal ash left behind in watery ponds could cause environmental problems long after the burners were turned off."

Source: Huntsville Times, 07/20/2016
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

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