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Archive: November 29, 2012

PHOTO: Ben Alexander, Associate Director at Headwaters Economics, which has issued a report showing how Idaho's strong economy is linked to the presence of public lands.

DRIGGS, Idaho - Public lands are connected to jobs in health care and high tech in Idaho, according to a report issued today. The study by Headwaters Economics looks at jobs, income and population changes in Idaho against the backdrop of national forests, parks and other public spaces. Researcher ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds outdoor opportunities in Utah and other Western states are giving local high tech and other service industry employers and edge in attracting top talent.

SALT LAKE CITY - Western states grew more jobs at nearly double the rate of the rest of the nation over the last four decades, and the access to high-quality outdoor opportunities on public lands is a factor driving that growth, according to a new report. Ben Alexander with Headwaters Economics says ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Infograph on HIV infections among youth.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Too many young people continue to become infected with HIV, and too few are tested, according to a new government report. The data was released by the Centers for Disease Control, ahead of World AIDS Day on Saturday, Dec. 1. The report says 60 percent of youth living with the virus ...Read More

Photo: Santa Fe river slime outbreak, May 2012. Courtesy: Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson photo.<br />

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's water-pollution problem is costing the state more than $10 billion every year, according to an independent report released Wednesday. The Stockholm Environment Institute analyzed the impact of statewide problems such as algae and red-tide outbreaks. The results of the ...Read More

Photo: Deepwater Horizon explosion. Courtesy: NWF

WASHINGTON - The federal Environmental Protection Agency is temporarily suspending BP from any new federal contracts, partly as a result of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. In its release Wednesday, the EPA said BP's practices showed a "lack of business integrity." The decision will p ...Read More

PHOTO: There are nearly 500-thousand New Yorkers 60+ who are receiving SNAP benefits and itís allowing them to maintain good health and nutrition; yet, according to Census data ó thereís an additional 500-thousand older New Yorkers who could potentially be eligible.

NEW YORK - It's a nationwide problem. The number of older adults facing hunger has increased by 79 percent since 2009, according to AARP. Local senior advocates say Superstorm Sandy made a bad situation even worse for older New Yorkers. Beth Finkel, senior manager of community outreach, AARP-NY, s ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds outdoor opportunities in Washington and other Western states are giving local high-tech and other service industry employers and edge in attracting top talent. Courtesy of the National Park Service.

SEATTLE - Access to high-quality outdoor opportunities in Western parks and other public lands is a key factor driving economic growth in Washington, according to a report released today, with the West in general outpacing the nation. Ben Alexander, associate director of the nonprofit group Headwat ...Read More

Cheatham County Animal Control Director TJ Jordi rescues one of the dogs.  Credit Amiee Stubbs/Animal Rescue Corps

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Animal Rescue Corps volunteers say they were not prepared for the level of cruelty and abuse found in Cheatham County last weekend when local authorities happened upon a suspected dog-fighting operation after answering a rural brush-fire call. Scotlund Haisley, president and foun ...Read More

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