Environmental Studies

December 4, 2015 to December 5, 2015

The Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel (CAP) and Public Meetings

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry invites the public to two meetings: The CAP Meeting (Dec 4) and to hear from the authors of a group of health studies that have been conducted to better understand the impact of exposure to contaminated drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC (Dec 5).

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October 21, 2015 to October 22, 2015

Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution

A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee will hold a two-day public workshop in Washington, DC to examine the science of attributing specific extreme weather events to human-caused climate change or to natural variability. RSVP required.

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Are There Limits to FOIA Access to Research E-Mails?

A war has broken out over academic emails — a war seemingly between academic freedom and the public's right to know. The smoking emails have prompted scandals galore, and produced stories. The issue got an airing in a plenary session October 9, 2015, at SEJ's Annual Conference. The WatchDog has details.

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Financial Aid for Minority Students and Others

Financial resource guides and experts are available to future environmental journalists from minority/underrepresented groups. African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, LGBT,  Pacific Islanders, women and others can apply for financial opportunities such as scholarships, grants, awards and more.

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"How an American With a Knack for Math Saved India From Famine"

"Lester Brown has spent his career making shrewd projections about the food, water, and energy people need to survive, and pushing governments to respond. None of this math brings tears to his eyes except the time in 1965 he made some calculations and risked his career advising the president of the United States to save India from starving."

Source: Bloomberg, 05/21/2015

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