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PHOTO: A new report digs deeply into public opinion polls to find the environment is a broad concern among America's Latino population and candidates in upcoming midterm elections should take note. Photo courtesy Hispanic Access Foundation.

RICHMOND, Va. - While some might assume immigration dominates the concerns of Virginia Latino voters, a new report shows the environment is high on their agenda. Two groups, Latino Decisions and Hispanic Access Foundation, dug deeply into nine recent public-opinion polls and found nationwide, Latino ...Read More

PHOTO: Some of the New Yorkers who plan to join the People’s Climate March Sunday morning in New York City. The March kicks off at 11:30 a.m. at Columbus Circle.  Credit: T Proulx

NEW YORK - It is timed to coincide with a meeting of world leaders at the United Nations, and this Sunday the People's Climate March is intended to send a message on climate change. Peter Iwanowicz, executive director with Environmental Advocates of New York, says the march will be the largest clima ...Read More

PHOTO: Michigan power plants emit as much carbon pollution as the entire economy of Morocco, according to a new report from Environment Michigan. Photo credit: click/morguefile.com

LANSING, Mich. - When it comes to carbon pollution, Michigan's power plants produce an entire nation's share, according to a new report that compares the scope of the problem in the U.S. to a global scale. Elizabeth Ouzts, communications manager with Environment Michigan, says the findings help put ...Read More

PHOTO: People's Climate March events take place on Saturday in Albuquerque and Santa Fe in support of the national People's Climate March in New York City. Photo courtesy of People's Climate March.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – People's Climate March events are being held in New Mexico on Saturday to show solidarity with the national People's Climate March in New York City, ahead of next week's Climate Summit at the United Nations. Camilla Feibelman, director of the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter ...Read More

PHOTO: There is contamination of drinking water associated with hydraulic fracturing, but a new study also finds the primary cause is from faulty shale gas wells, not migrating methane from the process itself. Photo credit: Roy Luck/Flickr.

FORT WORTH, Texas - A new study finds contamination of drinking water in parts of Texas from the extraction of shale gas, but the primary cause is not what some people had feared. Researcher Avner Vengosh says the contamination of the wells that they analyzed was not directly from the process of hy ...Read More

PHOTO: If approved, the Grain Belt Express transmission line would bring wind energy from Kansas to Missouri, Illinois and points east. Supporters say it would also carry environmental and economic benefits to the state. Photo credit: Kevin_P/morguefile.com.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It appears the winds of change are blowing in Missouri, as more people speak out in favor of a plan to build a high-voltage wind energy transmission line through the state. Jim Turner, executive committee chair of the Missouri Chapter of the Sierra Club, says the line, whi ...Read More

PHOTO: A new poll finds a majority of Ohio electricity customers favor renewable-energy sources and don't want to have to pay to bail out aging coal plants. Photo credit: Kenn W. Kiser/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new poll indicates Ohioans want a cleaner energy future not powered by coal. American Electric Power, Duke, and First Energy are asking the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to allow them to increase rates to pay for extra costs associated with continuing to generate power from ...Read More

PHOTO: If this summer's unseasonably cool temperatures and high volume of precipitation are any indication of what to expect come fall, North Carolina ski resorts should be opening early this year. Photo credit: S. Carson.

BOONE, N.C. - North Carolina's cool, wet summer has residents grumbling about tall grass and wet basements, but it's welcome news to the state's ski resorts, who take the summer temperatures and precipitation as a good indication of what to expect during this year's ski season. Drew Stanley, market ...Read More

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