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PHOTO: State regulators are releasing the rules needed to implement fracking in Illinois. Photo credit: Joshua Doubek/Wikipedia Creative Commons.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - It's a day for which both supporters and opponents of fracking in Illinois have been waiting for more than a year. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is releasing its long-awaited rules regulating hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the state. The process involves in ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds certain pesky insects and plants are thriving because of the changing climate. Photo credit: Daniel X. O'Neil/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The outdoor experience in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" and across the nation is changing, and not for the better, as a new report finds certain pesky insects and plants are thriving because of climate change. The study points to everything from ticks and mosquitoes to algae blooms ...Read More

PHOTO: Immigration is an important issue heading into the fall's election, but another key when it comes to Latino voters is the stance that candidates have on conservation issues. Photo credit: Rob Boudon/Flickr.
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AUSTIN, Texas - As the mid-term elections approach, a new analysis shows that Latinos overwhelming support greater environmental protections, and such conservation issues could influence their voting decisions. The report is from the Hispanic Access Foundation. Its president, Maite Arce, said the r ...Read More

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: A new National Wildlife Federation report says climate change is prompting bigger populations of familiar pests and insects, as well as some not seen before in Pennsylvania. Photo credit: Charles Rondeau/publicdomainpictures.net

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Many forms of wildlife in Pennsylvania, from trees and plants to fish, have suffered the dangerous effects of climate change, but insects are thriving in the state's warmer climate, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation. The evidence is clear, said Ed Per ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from the National Wildlife Federation says outdoor pests are increasing because of climate change. Photo from NWF and Charlie Archambault.

RICHMOND, Va. – As concern rises about mosquitoes in eastern Virginia carrying disease, a new report suggests climate change means more of those and other pests. Norfolk health officials have found West Nile virus in a couple of neighborhoods. The report from the National Wildlife Federati ...Read More

PHOTO: North Carolina citizens groups rallied on Wednesday to protest the state's lifting of a moratorium on fracking. Photo courtesy of Environment N.C.

RALEIGH, N.C. - It seems the devil is in the details for fracking in North Carolina. The first public hearing on draft rules that will regulate the fracking industry in North Carolina was held Wednesday, after lawmakers lifted the state moratorium on fracking earlier this year. The state's Mining a ...Read More

PHOTO: Agriculture and conservation groups are reaching out to the oil and gas industry to collaborate to keep the greater sage grouse off the Endangered Species list. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Gary Kramer.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to make a decision in about a year as to whether to list the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Western Energy Alliance, an oil and gas trade advocacy group, is buying ad time claiming an ESA listing for the ...Read More

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