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Archive: April 19, 2012

HELENA, Mont. - Dirt is good, a new report says - especially for children. The National Wildlife Federation report makes that case by highlighting the benefits of letting children get messy outside - and its release coincides with Earth Day activities in Montana this weekend. Meri Margaret Deoudes ...Read More

CHICAGO - As Illinoisans plant trees, clean parks and participate in Earth Day events on Sunday, environmentalists are urging all state residents to care for the Earth every day of the year. Howard Learner, president of the Environmental Law and Policy Center, says he understands how people intend ...Read More

DENVER - The Environmental Protection Agency has released new standards to curb air pollution in natural gas drilling - standards based on what Colorado and Wyoming already enforce. By January 2015, the EPA says, drillers using hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" will have to add what's known as "gr ...Read More

BOISE, Idaho - Several new studies have been released to mark April's Autism Awareness Month - focusing on prenatal exposures, diet and prevalence of the disorder. One of every 88 children in Idaho has some form of autism, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ...Read More

CONCORD, N.H. - The recent national release of the documentary film "Bully" has shone a spotlight on what many are calling a serious epidemic with children and youths - and groups in New Hampshire are working to raise awareness. bullying can lead to isolation and a drop in school grades and self-es ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteer drivers for its Road to Recovery program in Minnesota. The volunteers provide rides for cancer patients to their doctor's appointments and scheduled treatments. Michelle Hanson, senior program specialist for transportation and l ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Organizers of Minnesota's largest annual food drive say this year's March campaign was a success. About 4.4 million pounds of food and nearly $8.5 million were raised, according to Sara Nelson-Pallmeyer, director of Minnesota FoodShare. "Which should help buy about half the food ...Read More

BEREA, Ky. - It costs a lot to keep the lights on and the food cold at a Kentucky grocery store, and one group is helping some independent grocers keep those costs down. One part of the initiative works with store operators to get a handle on their utility bills, says Elizabeth Graves, program mana ...Read More

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