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Archive: February 22, 2013

PHOTO: Montana's Senator Baucus has reintroduced the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act - which would add about 67,000 acres to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Photo credit: Lee Kramer.

CHOTEAU, Mont. – The Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act is back for another shot in Congress. U.S. Senator Baucus of Montana has reintroduced the bill, which contains measures for weed control and an addition to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. It also preserves ranching and grazing with ...Read More

Johnathon Hladik of the Center for Rural Affairs says we need to re-think siting of power transmission lines.

LYONS, Neb. – The way electric transmission lines are built needs to change to take advantage of abundant wind power in the Midwest and Great Plains, according to a new report by the Center for Rural Affairs. Johnathon Hladik, the author of the report by the rural advocacy group, says the el ...Read More

ILLUSTRATION: A new study finds bullied children are more likely to grow into adults with anxiety disorders and depression. Image courtesy of: JAMA Psychiatry

PHOENIX – Those who think bullying is something kids "grow out of" may want to think again. A new study from Duke University found that bullying increases the risk of anxiety and depressive disorders for decades after the incidents. The researchers followed more than 1,000 children for up ...Read More

PHOTO: Oil found in Gulf wetlands in 2012. Courtesy: Craig Guillot, NWF

NEW ORLEANS – Billions of dollars and the health of Florida's Gulf Coast are on the line as the civil trial against BP begins on Monday in New Orleans. Based on provisions in the Oil Pollution Act and the Clean Water Act, the company could be ordered to pay $40 billion in damages. Brian Mo ...Read More

PHOTO: The Upper Midwest is the most wind-rich area of the country, but almost none of the current high-voltage transmission lines capable of carrying wind-generated electricity are built there.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Upper Midwest is the most wind-rich area of the country. But a new report by the Center for Rural Affairs shows that almost none of the current high-voltage transmission lines capable of carrying wind-generated electricity are built here. Johnathan Hladik, an energy a ...Read More

PHOTO: While no one has solid numbers of how many Iowans with developmental disabilities currently live with elderly parents as caregivers, advocates are already concerned about the  potential problems that will arise when they die.

DES MOINES, Iowa – No one has any firm information on the number of Iowans with developmental disabilities currently living with elderly parents as caregivers, but some see a potential problem arising as the state's population ages. What happens to those people when their caregivers die? Jo ...Read More

PHOTO: A report from the Center for Rural Affairs finds that expanding the electric transmission grid is key to a clean energy future.

YANKTON, S.D. – A new report from the Center for Rural Affairs finds that expanding the electric transmission grid is key to a clean energy future. And an improved grid, capable of carrying high voltages is necessary to bring more wind energy online, in turn creating more jobs in both transm ...Read More

PHOTO: Low-income families could be the hardest hit by new tax changes, with the elimination of the Child Tax Credit and a reduction in the Earned Income Tax Credit.

LANSING, Mich. – As tax day approaches, more Michigan residents are getting hit by sticker shock caused by fewer tax deductions and credits. The changes were part of a deal hammered out last year that gave Michigan businesses a $1.6 billion break. Low-income families could be the hardest hi ...Read More

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