Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

China’s Texas Hold ’Em: Chemical Plants Flank Historic Black Community

"TEXAS CITY, Texas — Renetta Trylas had not heard about plans to build one of the world’s largest methanol plants less than 3 miles from her neighborhood, even though it has been more than six months since the land was leased by Chinese entrepreneurs behind the project."

Source: Aljazeera America, 04/17/2015

Agenda for SEJ's 25th Annual Conference

Our popular all-day tours fill quickly so register now for Environmental Journalism 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma. Come to the land of weather, water and energy, Oct 7-11 — and prepare to be surprised. We and our host, the University of Oklahoma, will fill your notebook with story ideas. The story-telling landscape has changed so we're providing video and graphics training, all-day tours and sessions on fracking & quakes, climate change & extreme weather, water rights & fights, Native Americans & diversity, ag & soil health, and so much more. Peruse the full draft agenda, book your hotel, reserve your exhibit space or apply for a diversity fellowship (Jul 7 deadline). Photo: "Science On a Sphere" at the National Weather Center, site of Thursday tour "From Balloons to Supercomputers, Forecasting Severe Weather"; courtesy of the NWC.


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