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Archive: November 14, 2013

Photo: There are 100 to 160 panthers left in Florida. Courtesy: US Fish and Wildlife Service Trail Camera Project

NAPLES, Fla. - Florida panthers make headlines every time one of the animals is hit by a car - with a record 19 being struck by autos last year - but people hoping to protect the population want Floridians and visitors to think about how to prevent such accidents from happening in the first place. ...Read More

PHOTO: The warming climate is taking a lethal shot at big-game animals, according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation that details the effects of heat, drought and disease on eight species beloved by hunters. Photo credit: US Dept. of Agriculture.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Hunters in the Northwest have to be observant just to bag their game – and a new report says this year, they'll also notice plenty of changes in the backcountry that are the result of a planet warming too quickly. The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) says climate cha ...Read More

PHOTO: Kentucky's first snow ahead of winter is a reminder that applications are now being taken for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The leaves are falling, and so is the temperature: it even snowed in Kentucky this week. Yes, it's that time of the year to think about applying for help if you struggle to pay your heating bills. Community Action Kentucky, which administers the federal assistance program, is now ...Read More

PHOTO: Carroll County, just southwest of Canton, is at the center of Ohio’s shale gas boom. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are examining methane and other components in groundwater wells that could be linked to the process. Photo courtesy of Paul Feezel.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Oil shale gas development has taken parts of Ohio by storm, and researchers are going to a hotbed of hydraulic fracturing activity to study the impacts on water quality. Carroll County has more than 200 wells permitted for hydraulic fracturing. That's why Amy Townsend-Small, ...Read More

Photo: Mike McCabe, who heads the nonpartisan Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, says women have less access and influence with policymakers because their political contributions are far outshadowed by those from men. Photo courtesy WDC.

MADISON, Wis. – There's a huge gender gap between men and women when it comes to making political donations in Wisconsin, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. The Campaign tracked political spending during the last two 10 year periods, and Mike McCabe, ...Read More

PHOTO: A nationwide summit is being held today (Thursday) in Nashville, looking at ways to make communities more livable as the population ages. Photo credit: Kyle Simourd.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With the population of Americans age 65 and older expected to more than double within the next half-century, communities in Tennessee are finding ways to help their residents stay independent and in their hometowns. Today in Nashville, stakeholders from across the country a ...Read More

PHOTO: Connecticut youth advocates have joined forces to ensure that kids of color are being treated fairly in the juvenile justice system. Photo credit:

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Black and Latino youth have a greater chance of being funneled into the juvenile justice system than white youths who commit the same offenses, current statistics show. A new committee in New Haven has joined similar groups in Hartford and Bridgeport to address the issue, accordin ...Read More

PHOTO: A National Wildlife Federation report finds that a changing climate is bad news for most of Montana's big game species. Photo credit: U.S. Forest Service

KALISPELL, Mont. - A history lesson and a warning about the changing climate are part of a new report from the National Wildlife Federation that focuses on big game. It notes that huge investments were made in the 20th century, mostly paid by hunters through taxes, to restore populations of elk, moo ...Read More

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