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SEJ's 31st Annual Conference, Houston,TX, March 30-April 3, 2022

Save the dates! SEJ announces our 2022 Annual Conference: Mar 30-Apr 3 in Houston, hosted by Rice University. The #SEJ2022 conference will focus on environmental health and justice, energy and climate change, and oceans and coasts. We'll announce details — including how you can contribute to the agenda — later this spring.

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"US States Look To Step Up Wolf Kills, Pushed By Republicans"

"Payments for dead wolves. Unlimited hunting of the animals. Shooting wolves from the air. Wolf hunting policies in some states are taking an aggressive turn, as Republican lawmakers and conservative hunting groups push to curb their numbers and propose tactics shunned by many wildlife managers."

Source: AP, 03/08/2021

Civilian Climate Corps Is a Government Plan That All Americans Can Back

"It was a rare case of Presidential understatement in the unveiling of a program: the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior, according to a paragraph buried in Joe Biden’s long executive order on climate change, had been directed to make plans for a Civilian Climate Corps, modelled on the Civilian Conservation Corps—the C.C.C.—of the nineteen-thirties."

Source: New Yorker, 03/08/2021

"Huge Louisiana Coastal Project Receives Positive Report From The Corps"

"One of the most expensive, ambitious and controversial proposals in Louisiana’s 50-year, $50 billion bid to save the southern third of the state from disappearing like a modern-day Atlantis passed a major milestone Thursday night with the release of a mostly positive assessment from the Army Corps of Engineers."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 03/08/2021

Study Finds Wildfire Smoke Harms Humans More Than Pollution From Cars

"Tens of millions of Americans experienced at least a day last year shrouded in wildfire smoke. Entire cities were blanketed, in some cases for weeks, as unprecedented wildfires tore across the Western U.S., causing increases in hospitalizations for respiratory emergencies and concerns about people's longer-term health."

Source: NPR, 03/08/2021

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