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.

Topics on the Beat: 

"Paper: Old Turf Fields Raise Environmental, Health Concerns"

"The hulking wall of rubber was first discovered by a borough maintenance crew. About 6,000 rolled pieces were neatly stacked about 10 feet high, covering more than an acre of private land, according to the mayor of Cleona, Pennsylvania."

Source: York Daily Record, 12/02/2019

Appalachia’s Strip-Mined Mountains Face Growing Climate Risk: Flooding

"Pigeon Creek flows through a narrow mountain hollow along a string of coal mining communities, its water trickling under the reds and yellows of the changing fall foliage. The tranquil scene belies the devastation the creek delivered one night a decade ago as heavy rain fell on soggy soil and thousands of acres of nearby strip mines."

Source: InsideClimate News, 11/22/2019

Baltimore City Council Pushes For Action On Sewage Backups

"Craig Bettenhausen is terrified every time it rains. After a storm, the junior warden knows what might await him at North Baltimore’s Church of the Guardian Angel: a putrid stench and gray-brown bubbling waste coating the basement floors."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 11/14/2019

"FBI Eyes How Pennsylvania Approved Pipeline"

"The FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration came to issue permits for construction on a multibillion-dollar pipeline project to carry highly volatile natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania, The Associated Press has learned."

Source: AP, 11/14/2019
November 20, 2019

Flooded Future: Assessing the Implications of New Elevation Data for Coastal Communities

You're invited to the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, 2:00-3:30 p.m., for a presentation of Climate Central's new research findings and their implications for future humanitarian assistance, economic prosperity, adaptation and resilience initiatives, and global security. Can't attend in person? Tune in to the live webcast instead.



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