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    PNS Daily News - May 28, 20150 

    Our coast to coast news highlights several stories including: controversial new federal water rules hailed around the country; conservation groups sue to stop deep-sea mining; and a court order sought to free birth certificates of U.S. born children of immigrant parents.

Public News Service - Iowa

PHOTO: New parents in Iowa may want to introduce their child to peanuts and other possible food allergens by age one, as research suggests it can help reduce the development of food allergies. Photo credit: Dan4th Nicholas/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The food choices of some new parents across Iowa and the nation are changing, as those meal decisions could impact whether their child develops a food allergy. For years health professionals suggested that parents withhold allergenic foods until one-year of age, but emergi...Read More

Public News Service - IA

PHOTO: A family environment leads to far better outcomes for kids in the child-welfare system, but in Iowa a significant percentage of these children are ending up in non-family care, such as group and institutional settings. Photo credit: Liz West/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - New research shows that Iowa is falling short when it comes to the critical importance of family placement for kids in the child-welfare system. According to the report "Every Kid Needs a Family" from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, about 14 percent of those in the child-welfare ...Read More

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PHOTO: There are more than 2,000 locations now on Iowa's Sensitive Crops Registry. The registry is used by pesticide applicators to minimize the potential for drift damage to fruit, vegetable and organic farms, along with bee hives. Photo credit: Andy Powell/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - When it comes to organic farming, Iowa has one of the largest numbers of certified operations in the nation, but there's a real danger in the air for those farms and other growers this time of year due to the potential of pesticide drift. Allowing pesticides to drift is against ...Read More

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PHOTO: About 73 percent of Iowa students with disabilities graduate on time, but that rate is still 20 percent lower than those students without disabilities. Photo credit: Bill and Vicki Tracey/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - As high school seniors don their caps and gowns at ceremonies across the state, new research finds a major gap in the odds of students with disabilities getting their diploma on time. According to a study from America's Promise Alliance, Iowa students with disabilities have a hig...Read More

Public News Service - IA

PHOTO: With an increasing number of Iowans impacted by energy transmission projects, new research points to key strategies for landowners in cases that may involve eminent domain. Photo credit: Western Area Power/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - With the changing landscape of energy transmission in Iowa often comes the contentious use of eminent domain, but new research says the shortcomings can and must be addressed because a growing number of the population is being impacted. Johnathan Hladik, a senior policy advocate ...Read More

Public News Service - IA

PHOTO: Studies indicate female college graduates may have a tougher time finding a job and finding one that pays a fair wage. Photo credit: Nazareth College/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - With graduation ceremonies coming soon, many Iowa students are now getting ready to land their first post-college job and the search may be a bit tougher for female graduates. While a first job can be difficult for any grad to get and many find themselves underemployed, studies ...Read More

Public News Service - IA

PHOTO: The wind energy industry employs around 6,000 Iowans, and electricity rates in the state are lower than the national average, according to a new report. Photo credit: Carl Wycoff/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The move to more renewable sources of energy is proving to be a breeze locally, with a new study showing that Iowa leads the nation for wind power. Mike Prior is executive director of Iowa Wind Energy Association, which issued the report. He says more than 28 percent of th...Read More

Public News Service - IA

PHOTO: With a deadly fungal disease called white-nose syndrome decimating its numbers, the northern long-eared bat today officially becomes listed as a threatened species in Iowa and across the country. Photo credit: University of Illinois/Steve Taylor/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – New protections now are in place for the northern long-earned bat, which officially becomes listed as a threatened species in Iowa and across the nation as of today. The listing comes in the wake of a deadly disease called white-nose syndrome that's killed more than 6 mill...Read More

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