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CRS Reports: You Paid for Them — You May As Well Read Them

Here are some recent reports by the Congressional Research Service related to the environment/energy beat. Congress does not release them to the public. We again thank the Federation of American Scientists' Government Secrecy Project for doing so. 

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"Mad Cow Strain Found in Tulare County Mysterious"

"Federal officials have been quick to reassure the public that there is no health threat from the mad cow disease discovered in the carcass of a Tulare County dairy cow. But there is a lot they don't know about the type of infection in that carcass -- including how the cow got the disease, how long it was ill, and the risk to the public if that strain gets into the food supply."

Source: Fresno Bee, 04/30/2012
August 6, 2017 to August 11, 2017

Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting

The 102nd annual ESA meeting, in Portland, Oregon, will support sessions that focus on and explore, in general, how biodiversity is the foundation for many ecosystem services, how ecosystem functioning can translate into ecosystem services, and the role different dimensions of biodiversity play in developing such understanding. Travel grants for journalists are available.

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Denver Post Exposes FDA Secrecy on Food Threats to Public Health

Reporter Michael Booth's story resurrected the old issue of whether the public has a right to know the identity and source of foods in commerce that government agencies actually know may be causing fatal illness. The FDA refused to comment on the story.

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April 25, 2012

DEADLINE: Fellowships for Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and O Eco have developed a Fellowship program to bring journalists to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, to be held June 20-22, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Apply by April 25th.

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