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Archive: December 17, 2013

PHOTO: The simple pleasures of childhood are out of reach for a growing number of Michigan's children who live in poverty, according to the latest Kids Count in Michigan report. Photo courtesy of MLPP.

LANSING, Mich. - While some signs point to Michigan's economic turnaround, a new report finds the recovery isn't trickling down to the state's youngest residents. The 2013 Kids Count in Michigan report shows persistently high levels of poverty for the state's children, including sharp increases in m ...Read More

PHOTO: UW-Madison psychology professor Seth Pollak is one of the authors of a study that says poverty can be linked to slower brain development in children. Photo courtesy UW-Madison.

MADISON, Wis. – According to a new University of Wisconsin-Madison study, children of low-income families have slower rates of growth in a number of areas, including two key parts of the brain, the parietal lobe and the frontal lobe. "Poverty seems to be putting children's brains on a differe ...Read More

PHOTO: New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has started a program that will help military veterans get commercial drivers licenses. Photo courtesy of the U-S Army.

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has started a program that will help military veterans get a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Martinez says the Heroes to Highways program will recognize military transportation credentials to help veterans, as well as active-duty, National G ...Read More

PHOTO: Tolowa Dee-ni' drying smelt along the ocean near Smith River. The California Ocean Protection Council has announced science grants for ten projects to monitor the North Coast marine protected areas. Scientists, fishermen, citizen volunteers, and for the first time, tribal governments, will work together to develop a baseline of ocean conditions and human uses. Photo Credit: Smith River Rancheria.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The state is announcing nearly a dozen science grants to monitor the North Coast marine protected areas. For the first time, the baseline monitoring program will include tribal knowledge and perspectives. Through a collaboration among four tribes, traditional ecological knowledg ...Read More

PHOTO: Wind energy is on the rise in Ohio, and a new report from Environment Ohio shows it is providing environmental benefits and stimulating the economy. Photo courtesy Environment Ohio.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Wind power capacity has quadrupled in the last five years nationwide, and a new report says it's growing in Ohio as well. The research from Environment Ohio finds the state is already avoiding almost 600,000 metric tons of carbon pollution – the equivalent of taking 12 ...Read More

PHOTO: Suzanne Shatila is the new director at Minnesota FoodShare. Courtesy GMCC

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota's unemployment rate is at a six-year-low and the state budget is back in the black, but for many of the working poor, the economic rebound has yet to be felt. According to the new director of Minnesota FoodShare, Suzanne Shatila, the need at food shelves remains around re ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report on active landfills in the state finds that at least 40 percent are leaking toxins. CREDIT: Bill McChesney

AUSTIN, Texas – As the battle over the site of a proposed landfill in central Texas continues, a new analysis is raising concerns statewide. The study finds that 40 percent of active landfills in the state that monitor their impact on groundwater are leaking toxins, and James Abshier, founde ...Read More

PHOTO: A blood donation can be a lifesaving gift, which is why the American Red Cross hopes Missourians will consider taking time out of their holiday schedules to visit a local blood drive. Photo courtesy American Red Cross.

ST. LOUIS - At hospitals and clinics across Missouri, the need for blood knows no season, but donations tend to drop at this time of year, so officials involved are urging Missourians to consider rolling up their sleeves to give a lifesaving gift. According to Dan Fox, communications manager with ...Read More

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