Environmental Health

"Watchdog Group Requests Ethics Probe For Head Of EPA's Air Office"

"A government watchdog group on Wednesday requested an investigation into the head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) air office, arguing the Trump appointee violated an ethics pledge by meeting with former clients."

Source: The Hill, 05/30/2019

"Trump EPA Backs Away From Smog Breaks For Foxconn, Indiana Steel Mills"

"When the Trump administration exempted parts of the Chicago area last year from federal limits on lung-damaging smog, it delivered a huge financial break to steel mills, chemical plants and other industries that are some of the region’s biggest polluters."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 05/29/2019
August 21, 2019 to August 22, 2019

World Congress on Earth and Environmental Science

The 7th World Congress on Earth and Environmental Science in Singapore will highlight the most recent developments and technologies on earthquakes and tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, global warming, marine sciences, pollution, oceanography, meteorology, hydrology, climate and climatic changes, and more.

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EPA Experts Objected to ‘Misleading’ Agency Smog Decision, Emails Show

"Newly released emails show that Environmental Protection Agency scientists raised strong objections to a 2018 decision by Scott Pruitt, who was head of the agency at the time, to exempt most of southeastern Wisconsin from federal limits on smog."

Source: NY Times, 05/27/2019
June 16, 2019

DEADLINE: GRID-Arendal Investigative Environmental Journalism Grants

GRID-Arendal, through its Environmental Crime Programme, two grant recipients NOK 25,000 (approximately 2,500 Euros) each for investigative journalism projects focusing on illegal fisheries and illegal logging  in a country that is on the DAC list of Official Development Assistance (ODA) recipients. Deadline is Jun 16, 2019.

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"Federal Pipeline Safety Regulators Issue Warning On Floods"

"Citing a number of recent incidents, including one in Pennsylvania, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, or PHMSA, sent a warning to natural gas and hazardous liquids pipeline operators earlier this month detailing the dangers of flooding and heavy rain events."

Source: WSKG, 05/24/2019

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