"A little-known policy is turning sleepy central Florida into a green energy hub. Could it do the same for America at large?"
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A new map and report by the Center for Public Integrity make it easier to pinpoint exact locations of coal-ash deposits, a waste product of coal-fired power plants.
The next 6 weeks or so will see the peak of the hurricane season along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
The Southern Environmental Law Center's top 10 places in America's South that face "immediate, potentially irreparable threats in 2009" represent a cross-section of the major environmental issues facing these states.
SEJ urged EPA Region 4 to release promptly and fully any environmental monitoring data it collects related to the December 2008 spill of coal ash from an east Tennessee impoundment.
It wasn't exactly a secret that climate change will have drastic and often harmful impacts on the roads and causeways, chemical plants and oil/gas pipelines, and shipping facilities along the Gulf Coast. Two reports released in March had already said so.
But another report on the same subject from the Department of Transportation was buried deep in the bureaucracy - as has been the case with many reports on climate change impacts during the past eight years.
The December 2008 coal-ash spill at a Tennessee power plant has been making headlines for two weeks — but few journalists realize there are coal-ash stories to be unearthed in many communities. Here are some clues for finding them.
SEJ's 3rd Annual Conference: Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt; White House Office of Environmental Policy director Katy McGinty; a plenary on "backlash" reporting.
SEJ's 6th Annual Conference: The environment in the 104th Congress; and the doomsayers square off against the naysayers in a lunchtime plenary.
SEJ's 8th Annual Conference: A smokestack city cleans itself up; revisiting the snail darter saga; addresses by Ted Turner and Sylvia Earle.