Agriculture

November 10, 2014

Free SEJ Meet-Up at the NESAWG Annual Conference

Food issues and sustainability are under the spotlight at a free regional journalist meet-up in in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 10. A field trip to an area farm (homemade lunch included) will show innovations in sustainable agriculture, while a panel discussion showcases Saratoga’s grassroots actions for creating a more sustainable city-scape. The day will conclude with a panel that will give you the tools you need to move your GMO coverage from reporting on superficial disagreements to a deeper examination of the benefits and threats implicit in this technology.

Enviros Ask EPA To Study Drinking Water Pollution From Kewaunee Dairies

"Citing a rash of contaminated wells in Kewaunee County, a coalition of environmental groups on Wednesday petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use its emergency authority to investigate pollution of groundwater from dairy manure."

Source: Wisconsin Watch, 10/23/2014

Why Doesn't Congress Want You To Read These Reports?

For decades, Congress has refused to release taxpayer-funded reports by the Congressional Research Service. Fortunately, the Federation of American Scientists' Government Secrecy Project gets them and releases them. Here are some new explainers that may be of use to environmental journalists.

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