Amid the torrent of terrorism news, one angle that's been overlooked is agroterrorism -- using biological agents as weapons against crops or livestock.
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The Sept. 11 attacks should remind reporters of the vulnerability of the electric power supply system not just to terrorism, but to other natural and man-made disasters that could bring serious outages.Topics on the Beat:
As of Sept. 21, reporters and citizens have access to substantial US Fish and Wildlife Service data on fish diseases in US waters.Topics on the Beat:
Reporters in some flood-prone communities now have a new forecast tool to help their audience anticipate floods.
Is normal weather still what it used to be in your region?Topics on the Beat:
The closure of U.S. airports following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, provides a rare opportunity to gauge the contributions of airports and related activities to a city's air pollution.
El Nios occur when unusually warm water invades South and Central American coastal waters toward the end of the year.Region:
Even very low concentrations of arsenic in drinking water can increase cancer risks. NAS release with link to report.
Corporations are using a dispute resolution provision of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to circumvent environmental regulations in the US, Canada, and Mexico.Topics on the Beat:
EPA Administrator Christie Whitman will address the Friday, Oct. 19 luncheon plenary of the 11th Annual Conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists in Portland, Oregon.Topics on the Beat: