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PHOTO: A new report digging deeply into public opinion polls shows conservation is a broad concern among America's Latino population and that candidates in upcoming mid-term elections should take note. Photo courtesy Hispanic Access Foundation.
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NEW YORK - While some might think immigration policy dominates the concern of Hispanics in New York and around the nation, 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 ...Read More

PHOTO: Some simple changes in packing a school lunch can prevent tons of trash from ending up in Tennessee landfills. Photo credit:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Students across the state returning to school this month, forming friendships and making the team, but also generating a massive amount of trash. Over the next school year it's estimated the average student lunch will generate more than 60 pounds of garbage, says Leslie Holsapple, ...Read More

PHOTO: Some simple changes in how a school lunch is packed can prevent tons of trash from ending up in Iowa landfills, so parents and students are being urged to go with reusable containers. Photo credit:

DES MOINES, Iowa - Students returning to school across Iowa this month won't just be forming friendships and making the team. They'll also generate a massive amount of trash - although proper planning can reduce that greatly. According to Leslie Holsapple, program and outreach manager for Metro Was ...Read More

PHOTO: Ensuring that the Colorado River has enough water to support millions of people in Arizona and throughout the Southwest is the focus of a study from the nonprofit group American Rivers. Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

PHOENIX – Water conservation and reuse are being urged in a study that makes recommendations about addressing the Colorado River drought, which threatens the future well-being of Arizona and six other Western states. Matt Rice is director of the Colorado Basin Program with the environmental ...Read More

PHOTO: On the list of things piled on shelves in garages and sheds across Iowa, residents are being urged to make sure any hazardous waste items are disposed of properly at collection centers across the state. Photo credit: Amanda Hamilton/Flickr

DES MOINES, Iowa - Residents across Iowa now spending more time out in their gardens and garages are being reminded to keep the environment in mind by keeping hazardous waste items out of the trash. Arthur Kern, business waste managenent representative at Metro Waste Authority, said landfills are l ...Read More

PHOTO: This fall UW-Madison students will be able to enroll in a Sustainability Certificate Program which will teach them to apply sustainability principles to real-world problems. (Photo courtest of UW-Extension)

MADISON, Wis. – As sustainability becomes more of an actual practice than just a buzzword, the University of Wisconsin’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies this fall will begin to offer a 12-credit Sustainability Certificate to undergraduate students interested in how decisions t ...Read More

PHOTO: Environmentalists say burning industrial waste such as petroleum coke, a byproduct of the oil refining process, should not be allowed to qualify for the state's "clean" energy credits. Photo credit: kconnors/

LANSING, Mich. – Garbage in, garbage out. That's what environmental advocates assert about a proposal that would allow the burning of more industrial and municipal waste to count toward Michigan's renewable-energy goals. Jack Schmitt, deputy director, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, t ...Read More

PHOTO: As people around the globe are celebrate Earth Day, Illinois residents also are being encouraged to observe No Print Week and help reduce the use of paper. Photo credit: Jane M. Sawyer.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinoisans are being encouraged to pause before hitting the print icons on their computers. As part of Earth Day and Earth Week events, state leaders are asking Illinois employees and other residents to make it "No Print Week" to help reduce unnecessary paper use. Spokesman M ...Read More

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