People & Population

"Rural Towns Devise Unique Plan To Solve Water Problems"

"For a good part of its rich history, residents of unincorporated Allensworth, the first African American colony west of the Mississippi, have gone without a reliable supply of safe drinking water."

This is still the case today, where the Tulare County community's wells -- which provide water to the neighboring Colonel Allensworth State Historical Park that commemorates the area's legacy -- exceed federal levels for arsenic.

Source: California Watch, 05/14/2012

Cool Data Tools: EPA Releases NEPAssist Mapper

For reporters wanting to pry open the worm-cans of local environmental stories, EPA's new GIS tool lets you map Environmental Impact Statements project information against a rich backdrop: layer after layer of geographic, demographic, environmental, and economic context. And, it can be used in conjunction with EJView, EPA's environmental justice online mapping tool.

May 1, 2012

Two CAMEL (Climate, Adaptation, Mitigation, E-Learning) Webinars

NASA Time Machine Visualization on May 1st will introduce you to exciting resources for teaching about climate change science and solutions that are located on the CAMEL web portal.

"Americans on Environment News: We Want More!"

"It may not come as much of a surprise that news on the environment drags far behind in popularity compared with, say, news on whether or not Lindsay Lohan wears a bra, but apparently Americans are beginning to realize there's a problem. According to results from a nationwide poll released Thursday, roughly 79 percent of Americans believe environmental news needs a drastic overhaul—both in terms of how much it's being covered and what's making up the conversation."

Source: Mother Jones, 04/23/2012

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