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"Court: Duke Can’t Make Customers Pay Coal-Ash Cleanup Costs"

"Indiana’s biggest utility can’t make its customers pay more than $200 million in costs related to cleaning up its toxic coal ash, according to a ruling Thursday from the Indiana Supreme Court."

Source: Indianapolis Star, 03/15/2022

Chicago Mayor Denies Permit To Scrap Shredder; Company Vows To Fight On

"Faced with an outcry from neighborhood activists, federal civil rights investigations and pressure from the Biden administration, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday blocked a clout-heavy scrap shredder from opening on Chicago’s Southeast Side."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 02/21/2022

Biden Touts $1 Billion In Funding For Great Lakes Cleanup In Ohio Trip

"President Biden visited Ohio on Thursday to tout $1 billion in funding from the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed last year that will be used to clean and restore environmentally degraded sites around the Great Lakes, a major source of drinking water in the region."

Source: Washington Post, 02/18/2022

Job Opening: Science Editor/Writer, Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies

The primary responsibilities of this position are to develop and write feature stories related to the agronomic, crop, soil, and environmental sciences for CSA News magazine. The Science Editor/Writer will need to balance several projects at once while supporting multiple projects. The Editor/Writer will maintain a productive, positive relationship with Society leadership and members. This is a full-time, salaried position headquartered in Madison, WI, but remote workers will also be considered.

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Curso de Intercambio Virtual Fomenta la "Competencia Global" Para Estudiantes de Periodismo

Cuando los programas de intercambio para estudiantes de periodismo fueron cancelados a causa del COVID 19, el personal docente de dos importantes universidades – una en Estados Unidos y otra en Colombia- recurrió a su creatividad, mediante la construcción de un escenario de intercambio virtual colaborativo sobre asuntos medioambientales de preocupación para ambos países. La EJ Academy explica el funcionamiento de dicho intercambio y augura programas similares en el futuro.


Michigan Builders Push Back On Stricter New Home Energy Rules

"Updating Michigan standards last addressed in 2015, state officials are to consider a new, more energy-efficient home construction code this year ─ likely sparking a battle between home builders and environmentalists who back stronger energy mandates."

Source: Bridge Michigan, 01/26/2022


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