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Archive: March 13, 2008

Sacramento, CA – The Golden State is providing a prime example of how to latch on to the new "green economy." A green jobs conference is focusing on what California has done to encourage the clean energy industry. Business leaders, manufacturing companies and labor groups are meeting today to ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – As temperatures rise, snowmelt is sweeping pollutants into the drinking water supply for many Iowa cities. Des Moines Water Works has seen unusually high levels of ammonia in the Raccoon and Des Moines Rivers over the last two weeks, forcing them to increase the amount of chlo ...Read More

Pittsburgh, PA – Pennsylvanians should be singing the prison blues. A new analysis of prison and corrections spending shows it's up 340 percent over the last twenty years. That is one of the highest growth rates in the nation, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Adam Gelb with the Pew ...Read More

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota teen health advocates say a new study on the number of girls who have a sexually transmitted disease is disturbing, but not surprising. Brigid Riley, with the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting, says the study by the Centers for Di ...Read More

Olympia, WA – As this year's Washington legislative session draws to a close today, it may be remembered as one of the "greenest" in history. Lawmakers have approved an ambitious package of bills that pave the way for setting limits on global warming pollution; providing for green-collar job t ...Read More

Ashland, OR – The idea that forest management requires more finesse than a chainsaw is catching on - and Oregon Senator Ron Wyden may be the man to thank. Today, Wyden is holding a Senate hearing on the importance of protecting the nation's old-growth forests, with Oregon speakers and local ex ...Read More

Las Vegas, NV – It's a first of its kind shutdown order over mercury emissions, and it involves a mine that E.P.A. data indicates has been the biggest mercury polluter in the United States. The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection ordered the shutdown of the roasters at the mine on Wedn ...Read More

Albany, NY - New York gets a new governor Monday, and he'll have little time for on-the-job training. David Paterson will face a budget with a $4 billion hole in it. Rob Moore with Environmental Advocates of New York says as Lieutenant Governor, Paterson was the point man on "green" issues like rene ...Read More

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