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Archive: November 19, 2012

PHOTO: Cathedral Rock, near John Day. Photo by Greg Burke.

JOHN DAY, Ore. - It's looking unlikely that the U.S. Senate will pass a collection of bills to protect public lands, including Wilderness designations in five states. In Oregon, that means plans for the areas known as Cathedral Rock and Horse Heaven are on hold again. A few lawmakers in Congress wan ...Read More

Photo: Edson Jocelyn and his family. Courtesy SEIU 32BJ

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Florida airports will be bustling this week with travelers headed home for the holidays. Fort Lauderdale International Airport ranks in the top ten busiest in the country during the Thanksgiving holiday. While many of those travelers spent hundreds of dollars for their ticket ...Read More

PHOTO: A new guidebook will help project designers in Washington, D.C., incorporate features to minimize runoff, so it doesn't end up overburdening the stormwater-sewage system. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

WASHINGTON - If the rain falls on you, you have to keep it. At least most of it. That's the gist of the rules dealing with rainwater runoff in Washington, D.C. Program manager Greg Hoffman at the Center for Watershed Protection in Baltimore explains that storm water picks up pollutants and sedimen ...Read More

NEW YORK - It's work that can be back-breaking and dangerous, and in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the day laborers who do it are in very high demand. Freeport is among the communities that suffered major damage on Long Island, and it's also home to the nonprofit organization CoLoKi. The group ...Read More

Satellite image, taken on Oct. 29, 2012, shows Hurricane Sandy centered off of Maryland and Virginia. Courtesy: NOAA

ALBANY, N.Y. - A bus full of members of the United Federation of Teachers drove from New York City last year to help residents of the Schoharie School District clean up after a catastrophic tropical storm. This year, a bus is headed in the other direction, part of relief efforts organized by upstate ...Read More

PHOTO:  Patriot Coal's Hobet Mine. Credited to Vivian Stockman. Flyovers courtesy

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A coal company's decision to end mountaintop removal will not be an isolated action, says the Sierra Club's mining committee chair in Kentucky. Lane Boldman says Patriot Coal Corporation's decision to phase out large scale surface mining signals a "new beginning" for Appalachia. " ...Read More

Van Ness Ave. building’s energy performance is better than 72% of office buildings nationwide. Photo credit: Linda Brandon Design / SFPUC<br />

SAN FRANCISCO - In line with the old adage, "You can't manage what you don't measure," San Francisco is sharing its energy bill with the public. The city has unveiled detailed energy usage audits of hundreds of its municipal buildings, libraries, police stations, and more. Barbara Hale, assistant ...Read More

Missouri income gap      Courtesy of: CBPP

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) finds the poor getting poorer in Missouri and around the nation. Amy Blouin, with the Missouri Budget Project says during the last 10 to 15 years, the economy improved for only the richest in Missouri. "The wealthi ...Read More

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