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.

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"Climate Law Spurs CCS At New West Virginia Gas Plant"

"Competitive Power Ventures Inc. announced plans Friday to build a multibillion-dollar natural gas power plant in West Virginia with carbon capture technology, saying the project would not be possible without the new climate and energy law."

Source: E&E News, 09/20/2022
September 20, 2022 to September 23, 2022

Clean Energy Justice (CEJ) Convergence

More than 45 organizations will come together in Pittsburgh to stand in solidarity with people around the world working to advance truly clean energy justice. CEJ will spotlight Indigenous leaders from the Lummi Nation and frontline community activists from SW Pennsylvania, the Pacific Northwest and the Gulf Coast.
 

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Fill Your Plate With Chicken Stories

Chicken production in the United States is a colossal industry controlled by a few vertically integrated companies. On a much smaller scale, it’s also heritage breeds and increasingly popular backyard flocks. As the latest avian flu outbreak makes headlines, journalist Christine Heinrichs looks at environmental reporting opportunities related to poultry pathogens, pollution and more.

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West Virginians Divided Over Gas Pipeline Despite Manchin's Support

"The Mountain Valley Pipeline exists as a 303-mile-long chain with hundreds of missing links. Without all of its federal permits, the natural gas project cannot cross Jefferson National Forest or many of the streams and wetlands in its proposed path from West Virginia to North Carolina."

Source: NPR, 09/08/2022

Methane and Climate Change Toolbox

Levels of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, have doubled in the past 150 years due to human activity, particularly from fossil fuels and extensive farming. As part of an ongoing Society of Environmental Journalists special project focused on covering climate solutions, check out a methane resource toolbox and stay tuned for a methane reporting tipsheet in the coming weeks. Plus, watch the recording of an SEJ virtual webinar, Covering Climate Solutions: Containing and Monitoring Methane.

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