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PHOTO: A large donation of pork sausage this week will help feed Ohioans who struggle to put food on the table. Credit: Ohio Association of Foodbanks.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In time for the Easter holiday, a donation will provide more than 88,000 meals for hungry Ohio families. More than 1,700 pounds of pork in the form of sausage are being donated to food banks in Ohio this week as part of the annual Ohio Pork Power program. David Shoup is a v ...Read More

IMAGE: The California Fish and Game Commission is delaying its decision on extending state Endangered Species Act protections to gray wolves. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Fish and Game Commission is delaying its decision on extending state Endangered Species Act protections to gray wolves. The postponement comes after the commission heard several hours of public testimony at its meeting in Ventura on Wednesday. Amaroq Wei ...Read More

PHOTO: The California Fish and Game Commission is considering whether to protect gray wolves under the California Endangered Species Act. A decision may be announced when the commission meets in Ventura on Wednesday. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

VENTURA, Calif. - Wolf advocates in California are urging policymakers to welcome the animals back to the Golden State. The California Fish and Game Commission is expected to announce Wednesday if gray wolves will be getting protections under the California Endangered Species Act. According to Pam ...Read More

PHOTO: A new group of Iowans has just been trained as "drift catchers" to monitor air samples for pesticides over the summer. Photo credit: D. Michael Burns.

DEWITT, Iowa - With the coming start of the growing season in Iowa, a group of volunteer "drift catchers" is preparing to spread out across the state to monitor the air for floating pesticides. Among the group is Greg King, who grows vegetables, fruits and flowers in rural DeWitt, and had some probl ...Read More

PHOTO: Residents across southern Minnesota will have a chance to weigh in in the days ahead on the possible environmental impact from a new transmission line. Photo credit: Ben Tesch

ST. PAUL, Minn. - To meet the growing energy needs in the state, the construction of a new transmission line in southern Minnesota is moving forward and residents will soon get a chance to weigh in on the project. According to Lu Nelsen, energy program associate at the Center for Rural Affairs, comm ...Read More

PHOTO: There is concern from environmental groups about nitrate discharge getting into groundwater at a huge central Wisconsin farm. (Photo from Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a hearing Tuesday afternoon at the Adams County Community Center in Adams regarding a pollutant discharge permit for Burr Oak Heifers, a huge farm with thousands of head of cattle. The farm already has paid a fine ...Read More

PHOTO: While many Illinoisans enjoyed the warm weather over the weekend, the high pollen counts kept others inside. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The flowers are growing, the trees are blooming, and many allergy sufferers in Illinois feel miserable. After the especially cold winter, experts are predicting a bad spring for those allergic to tree pollen and grass. For relief, allergist Dr. Deeba Masood with Northshore Medica ...Read More

PHOTO: The Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Thursday to endorse the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act, which would add acreage to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex (pictured). Photo courtesy of Forest Service.

HELENA, Mont. – Support for the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act was unanimous Thursday at the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission. The commission voted to endorse the act, noting that the area offers some of the best wildlife habitat in Montana, as well as being home to working cattle ran ...Read More

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