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A searching examination of the environment beat's "blind spots", and a spirited exchange between two key members of Congress and President George W. Bush's top environmental advisor about politics and policy in the post-9/11 era. Among the more than 30 session topics: Rachel Carson's legacy, ten years after Rio, cancer clusters, "Frankenfish" and an insider's look at the "big ten" environmental groups. Read up on the speakers. You'll find the session summaries on the agenda. View conference photos.
Conference host / co-chair: University System of Maryland / Tim Wheeler
Coverage: "Novel chemical entities: Are we sleepwalking through a planetary boundary?" Mongabay, September 23, 2021, by Claire Asher.