Environmental Health

"Ex-Michigan Governor's Electronic Devices Seized In Flint Water Probe"

"Michigan authorities investigating contamination of the city of Flint’s water supply obtained a search warrant to seize former Governor Rick Snyder’s cell phone and hard drive, according to court documents made public on Monday."

Source: Reuters, 06/05/2019

FED Tool Tracks Pollution on Federal Lands

A revamped Reporter’s Toolbox begins today with a new focus on data resources for environmental journalists. The now biweekly column starts with a look at a massive database designed for federal land managers that reporters can use to scan dozens of pollution data sets about air quality and more in parks, forests and other federal lands.

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“Ocean Outbreak: Confronting the Rising Tide of Marine Disease”

Marine ecologist Drew Harvell’s new book makes the case that the world’s oceans are sick and that few are paying enough attention. According to our latest BookShelf review, her “Ocean Outbreak” takes readers on a panoramic journey through the deep, while equipping reporters to better report problems that go well beyond climate change.

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"FDA Food Testing Finds Contamination By ‘Forever Chemicals’"

"The Food and Drug Administration’s first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers presented at a scientific conference in Europe."

Source: AP, 06/04/2019
June 6, 2019

Webinar: Toxic Cities: Telling Big Stories on Hidden Risks

This free Center for Healthy Journalism webinar, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, will provide you with fresh ideas for reporting on hidden threats in your community. Philadelphia Inquirer reporters Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman, who reported the groundbreaking series "Toxic City," will share their bold and unconventional strategies for environmental testing.

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"Special Report: Volusia’s Septic Tank Crisis"

"Out-of-sight septic systems — more than 100,000 of them in Volusia County and an estimated 2.7 million in Florida — add to growing concerns about the rising tide of nitrogen and other pollution feeding algae blooms and killing fish and sea grasses."

Source: Daytona Beach News-Journal, 06/03/2019

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