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How Midwest Landowners Helped to Derail One of the Biggest CO2 Pipelines

"Lured by billions of dollars in federal funding for carbon capture, developers are proposing huge pipelines to carry the CO2 across the Midwest. In Illinois, one retired academic united her neighbors to fight a key project."

Source: Inside Climate News, 11/07/2023

Reporting on Environmental Solutions and Equity — at a Watershed Scale

Reporting on interconnected ecosystems lends itself to better environmental stories, and so tracing how water moves across landscapes, communities, industries and regulatory schemes can help the public connect the dots. That’s how Annie Ropeik, who helps run the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, sees the watershed beat. She shares expert views and offers insights for environment journalists to use in their reporting.

SEJ Publication Types: 
September 24, 2024 to September 26, 2024

Forth Roadmap Conference

After a decade of hosting the Roadmap Conference in Portland, OR, Forth is relocating the conference to Detroit as the city is moving towards becoming a hub for research and development in advancing electric transportation.

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Author Brings Far-Reaching Insight to ‘The Three Ages of Water’

Leading water expert Peter Gleick’s new book on water’s past, present and future is an ambitious volume that offers a panoramic look at this essential resource — and hope for living in harmony with it in the future. BookShelf Editor Tom Henry calls “The Three Ages of Water” a rare book of breadth and depth, part history and part sustainable remedy. Read his review.

SEJ Publication Types: 
November 6, 2023 to November 7, 2023

Public Health Research and Surveillance Priorities from the East Palestine, Ohio Train Derailment: A Workshop

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will organize and convene a two-day virtual public workshop to explore potential health research and surveillance priorities arising from the train derailment and material hazards spill that occurred in East Palestine, Ohio on February 3, 2023.


"Chicago Environmental Activists Demand Faster Removal of Lead Water Pipes"

"Research showing Black and Latino residents are twice as likely to have lead service lines has added urgency to demands that the city commit to removing them within 10 years."

Source: Inside Climate News, 10/10/2023

Illinois: "5 Dead After Crash, Chemical Leak In Downstate Teutopolis"

"Five people were killed in a multi-vehicle crash that included a tanker truck carrying a toxic chemical that spilled Friday night, triggering a large temporary evacuation near downstate Effingham. The truck was holding 7,500 gallons of anhydrous ammonia, of which about 4,000 gallons spilled, according to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency."

Source: Chicago Sun-Times, 10/02/2023


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