Planning & Growth

New Oil Train Regs Go Backward on Public's Right to Know Risks

Since U.S. oil production started booming, the news has been full of tanker trains blowing up. Under a May 2014 emergency order, the Federal Railway Administration increased requirements that railroads disclose oil train routes. But a new regulation issued May 1, 2015, leaves the public — and firefighters — with less information about the risks they face. Photo: The latest oil train derailment and explosion, today, in ND/Curt Bemson via AP.

May 21, 2015

2015 National Wetlands Awards Ceremony

Administered by the Environmental Law Institute, the Awards are presented annually to individuals who have excelled in wetlands protection, restoration, and education. The ceremony will take place at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. RSVP required.

February 16, 2015

DEADLINE: IRP Reporting Trip to Nepal

The International Reporting Project (IRP) invites applications for an expenses-paid group reporting trip on health and development in Nepal, particularly in light of the upcoming end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the potential adoption of Sustainable Development Goals. Deadline to apply for the Apr 25-May 7, 2015 trip is Feb 16th.

"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.”

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