Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

June 2, 2009

"The End of Local News? If Communities Lose Newspapers, Who Will Fill the Void?"

SEJers in Maryland or the DC area might be interested in this free University of Maryland J-school symposium.

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Enviros Hope New Law Will Clean Up Wastewater Nutrient Pollution in Md.

"The Chesapeake Bay Program reported on Wednesday that Maryland’s wastewater treatment facilities, operating in violation of discharge permits, contributed significant increases in nitrogen and phosphorus pollution last year in the bay."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/28/2022

How 'Rights of Nature' Is Recasting the Relationship Between Law and the Earth

In 2006, a local government council in Pennsylvania concerned about sewage sludge dumping enacted the Western legal system’s first formal “rights of nature” instrument. Today, numerous countries have laws recognizing specific rights or even legal personhood for nature. As legal expert Alice Bleby explains, this new perspective arises from a wide range of contexts and plays out in many different ways.

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July 13, 2022

In-Person Happy Hour with Society of Environmental Journalists and D.C. Science Writers

DC Environmental Journalists: We're pleased to announce the return of networking happy hours with our colleagues at the D.C. Science Writers. Invite your friends and colleagues and meet us at Dacha Beer Garden, 6:00-10:00 p.m., in the Shaw neighborhood of D.C.

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