Environmental Studies

June 27, 2009 to June 30, 2009

10th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment

The central theme of this event is "Environmental Communication as a Nexus."

"EPA Made Changes To Fracking Study After White House Meeting"

"U.S. EPA's contentious assertion that hydraulic fracturing hasn't caused 'widespread, systemic' problems with drinking water was added shortly after agency officials met with Obama White House officials to discuss 'messaging,' according to documents obtained by public radio reporters."

Source: EnergyWire, 12/06/2016

Sioux Chief Asks Protesters To Disband, Trump To Review Pipeline Permit

"A Native American leader asked thousands of protesters to return home after the federal government ruled against a controversial pipeline, despite the prospect of President-elect Donald Trump reversing the decision after he takes office."

Source: Reuters, 12/06/2016
June 20, 2017 to June 24, 2017

Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery, ASLE 12th Biennial Conference

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment will hold its 2017 conference in Detroit, Michigan, an ideal place to confer about rust, resistance, and recovery.

Terry Tempest Williams Leaving U. of Utah Over Outdoor Teaching

"Terry Tempest Williams is leaving her University of Utah teaching post and walking away from the Environmental Humanities program she founded rather than agree to administrators' demands she move her teaching from the state's desert landscapes onto campus."

Source: Salt Lake Tribune, 05/06/2016
April 13, 2016

Sensor Reporting for the Environment Workshop

John Keefe, senior editor for Data News & Journalism Technology at WNYC, is your guide for this hands-on, 3-hour evening workshop at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on how we can use sensors to gather data — on air and water quality, soil pollution, temperatures and more- for engaging environmental stories. Discount for SEJ members.

Maryland Moves Toward Suing Oil Industry on Ground Water Contamination

"Following the lead of several other states, Maryland is preparing to sue the oil industry for the costs of cleaning up a one-time gasoline additive that’s contaminated   water across the state."

Source: Bay Journal, 01/29/2016

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