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October 11, 2013 to October 13, 2013

ScienceOnline Oceans

The inaugural ScienceOnline Oceans conference will focus on how the internet can be used for collaboration, education and outreach in the marine sciences.

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June 11, 2013 to July 16, 2013

ELI Summer School Series 2013

These seven FREE training sessions on environmental law are open to the public. Topics include NEPA, CAA, CWA, Land Use, Hazardous Waste, and Product Safety. Attend at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC or via teleconference.

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April 16, 2013

Whither Audit Policies at EPA and the States?

The Environmental Law Institute offers via teleconference/webinar an expert panel which will discuss the current state of EPA audit policies at the Federal and state levels and best practices moving forward.

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Agency Openness with Media Becomes Issue as Guard Changes, Screws Tighten

As new heads for environmental and energy agencies come before the Senate for confirmation, they will likely feel heat over the gulf between the Obama administration's rhetoric on transparency and its iron discipline on message control. Case in point: Gina McCarthy, widely expected to be Obama's nominee for EPA's top administrator slot.

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Top Weather Service Official Fired for Talking to Press

According to the Washington Post, the National Weather Service is firing William Proenza, who once headed the National Hurricane Center, for revealing to the Post that looming budget cuts would harm forecasting effectiveness (something that can affect public safety and the profits of business).

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Open-Access Science Publishing: Good for Journalists, and Good for Public

The suicide earlier this month of open-access activist Aaron Swartz brings again to the fore the ongoing difficulty journalists have accessing published scientific studies that bear on key current and future policy issues. Photo of Swartz, credit Flickr/peretzp.

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