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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Styrofoam Container Bans May Be Trending

The first state ban on styrofoam food containers makes this a good time to see how things stand with styrofoam in your area, as the controversial plastic draws negative attention for overflowing landfills, causing litter and polluting waters. More, plus story ideas and reporting resources, in this week’s TipSheet.

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Chesapeake Bay Shows Signs Of Health, Despite Rains And Climate Change

"There’s good news for the Chesapeake Bay this year. Underwater grasses are at the highest level on record — an important sign of water quality. Blue crabs are being harvested at a sustainable level — meaning there are enough to feed hungry Marylanders while still leaving plenty in the water to reproduce. More than a million acres of land in the Chesapeake watershed have been permanently protected from development since 2010 — preventing the polluted runoff associated with building houses, roads and shopping centers."

Source: WAMU, 04/04/2019

"Report Details the Potential Danger of Toxic Floodwaters"

"In Richmond late last month, the James River flooded to more than 16 feet, its highest since 2010. The state health department closed sections to shellfish harvesting because floodwaters likely contained disease-causing bacteria and viruses."

Source: WVTF, 03/07/2019
April 23, 2019 to April 24, 2019

Conference on EPA and the Future of Environmental Protection

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 50th anniversary approaches, this conference at American University in Washington, DC will consider EPA's role in leading the nation and the world in meeting future environmental challenges. Attend in person or by live streaming.

March 21, 2019

William K. Reilly Awards and Reception

The Center for Environmental Policy at American University in Washington, DC presents the 7th Annual William K. Reilly Awards to celebrate honorees Linda Fisher and Kevin Fay. Phil Sharp, national energy and climate change leader, will deliver the keynote address.

April 1, 2019 to April 2, 2019

NAWTEC — The North American Waste-to-Energy Conference

The 27th Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference (NAWTEC) in Reston, Virginia, is a partnership between the Energy Recovery Council (ERC) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The event will explore The Future of Sustainability, Deep Dive into Data, A First-Hand Look at Innovation and more.

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