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"Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos"

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"Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos"

By Karen J. Coates, with photos by Jerry Redfern
ThingsAsian Press, $12.95 (paperback)

Reviewed by TOM HENRY

Although not an environmental book per se, “Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos” is a great piece of journalism that environmental writers can use to rethink issues such as land use, chemical contamination and public safety.

January 13, 2015 to January 14, 2015

Conference: Growth and the Future of the Chesapeake Bay

This conference in Frederick, MD, co-sponsored by the Bay Journal, Town Creek Foundation and Hood College Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies, will bring together some of the best thinkers on economic and population policies that could achieve a healthy balance of life in the Chesapeake Bay region. Free for journalists who wish to cover the event.

September 26, 2014

Kids in Danger Zones: One in Three Schoolchildren at Risk from Chemical Catastrophes

The Center for Effective Government (formerly OMB Watch) is releasing a new report tracing which schools are close enough to toxic and hazardous chemicals to endanger kids. Join the webinar on Friday, September 26, 2014,  2-2:30 Eastern, to preview the report, called “Kids in Danger Zones: One in Three Schoolchildren at Risk from Chemical Catastrophes.”

Pipeline Data, Maps Could Be a Reporting Resource — If Open

There are many good investigative stories to be done about natural gas pipelines in your local area. You can get some maps and data about these pipelines if you try. Hard. The government is not going to help too much. One resource is the National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS), which allows the general public to see geodata on a county-by-county basis.

September 30, 2014 to October 1, 2014

5th US-India Energy Partnership Summit

The Energy and Resources Institute North America (TERI NA) in association with Yale University will be organizing the 5th edition of the US-India Energy Partnership Summit, titled ‘Accelerating Resilient Growth and Development’ from September 30 to October 1, 2014, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC.

"Cities Prepare for Warm Climate Without Saying So"

"GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — With climate change still a political minefield across the nation despite the strong scientific consensus that it's happening, some community leaders have hit upon a way of preparing for the potentially severe local consequences without triggering explosions of partisan warfare: Just change the subject."

Source: AP, 09/09/2014

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