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Maryland Honeybees Massacred; Bills Would Ban Home Use of Neonics

"In the end, Maryland lawmakers couldn’t ignore the same haunting story from beekeepers. “I go into winter with a really strong population, managed them to be fat and healthy, treated for mites, with plenty of food,” said Bonnie Raindrop, a keeper in Baltimore County. “But at the end of winter, you open your hives and they’re all dead.”

Source: Wash Post, 03/25/2016

"Flint Water E-Mails Written To Stay Secret"

As the Flint water crisis was being discovered, Michigan environmental officials tried to manipulate exemptions in the state's freedom of information law to keep secret emails that should have been subject to disclosure.

Source: Detroit Free Press, 03/15/2016

Cosmetics Key In Teens' Exposure to Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

"Using cosmetics and personal care products that don’t contain certain hormone-disrupting ingredients for only three days, women can significantly reduce their exposure to these chemicals, according to a study published today in Environmental Health Perspectives."

Source: Earth Island Journal, 03/08/2016
March 18, 2016

DEADLINE: IJNR's Detroit Water, Energy & Emissions Workshop

Journalists, apply by Mar 18 for IJNR's two-day workshop (Apr 4 and 5, 2016) which will focus on water quality and infrastructure, impacts of climate change, energy development and environmental justice in the Great Lakes region. $25 fee covers all lodging and meals.

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