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"Maine Plans Removal Of PFAS From Sewage Sludge Used As Fertilizer"

"Utility officials in Maine and elsewhere around the country are developing first-of-their-kind plans to eliminate toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” from sewage sludge spread as fertilizer on farmland."

Source: Guardian, 05/24/2023
May 1, 2023

DEADLINE: New England First Amendment Awards

The New England First Amendment Coalition seeks nominations to award journalists whose work has promoted and defended the First Amendment and has advocated for the public's right to know about government. Nominations due May 1, 2023.

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"Goodbye, Fish And Chips? New England Haddock Imperiled By Overfishing"

"A staple seafood species caught by East Coast fishers for centuries is experiencing overfishing, and regulators have cut catch quotas by more than 80% to prevent the fish’s population from collapse. Haddock are one of the most popular Atlantic fish, and a favorite for fish and chips and other New England seafood dishes."

Source: AP, 05/17/2023
May 15, 2023

Freelance Isn't Free Day at the Hub!

The Freelancers Union's Freelancers Hub celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Freelance Isn’t Free Act with a day of events, featuring speakers who can clarify what the Act offers, review important contract basics and opportunities to connect with fellow freelancers. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ET, in-person in Brooklyn, NY or virtual.

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Public Lands Face New Challenges in Today’s Energy, Climate Landscape

The debate over drilling on public lands goes back decades. But now our view of how — or even whether — to use public lands faces the unprecedented reality of climate change, fire, drought, floods and the transition to clean energy. The latest Backgrounder explains how we got here and where the current battles rage, including over the Alaskan North Slope’s massive Willow Project.

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