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"New Hampshire Town Polluted With PFAS Has Elevated Cancer Rates"

"Residents of a New Hampshire town where drinking water was contaminated with the industrial compounds known as PFAS have elevated rates of several cancers compared to the national average and compared to several nearby communities that were not contaminated with the chemicals, according to a study published today in the journal Environmental Health Insights."

Source: The Intercept, 02/21/2022

"Harris in NJ Points To Newark As Model For Lead Replacement"

"The success of New Jersey’s biggest city at replacing nearly 24,000 lead drinking water pipes can serve as a national model and shows why infrastructure spending is vital, Vice President Kamala Harris said Friday in Newark."

Source: AP, 02/14/2022
March 3, 2022

DEADLINE: Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowships at Columbia Climate School

Columbia University's Climate School in New York City invites applications for two fellowships, with all costs paid – tuition, fees and living expenses. So, journalists, if you’re considering getting a masters to enhance your environmental coverage, apply by Mar 3 for the 2022-23 academic year.

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Conflict Over Biden’s Offshore Wind Drive To Generate News in 2022 and Beyond

Offshore wind, which some see as a panacea in the search for climate-friendly energy solutions, is getting a push from the Biden administration. But as noted in this week’s TipSheet, part of our 2022 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment, there are numerous obstacles to the renewable power source, whether from states, coastal property owners and towns, fishing industry and even some environmentalists.

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March 1, 2022

DEADLINE: CUNY/Newmark Journalism-NAJA Scholarship

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY is offering a full-tuition scholarship in partnership with the Native American Journalists Association for any NAJA member admitted to a Master’s program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and who meets CUNY’s eligibility requirements for being a New York State Resident. Deadline: Mar 1, 2022.

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"Groups File Complaint Against Water Utility Over Lead Pipes"

"Five environmental and community groups have filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alleging the Providence Water Supply Board’s infrastructure and lead pipe replacement work disproportionately increases the risk of lead exposure for residents of color."

Source: AP, 01/07/2022


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