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President Biden proposes expanding the Pell Grant program to reach more students in need and the Navajo Nation addresses the need for tougher methane emissions rules.


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President Biden talks hurricane aid in Louisiana, Vice President Harris visits Rhode Island, defense officials talk about clamping down on domestic extremism in the ranks, and plan for the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Archive: June 6, 2013

PHOTO:  Governor Steve Beshear claims new EPA greenhouse gas standards would stop new coal generation.  Courtesy Lauren McGrath, Sierra Club.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. - Environmental groups again find themselves on the opposite side from Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear over how to regulate coal-fired power plants. Beshear wants the EPA to reconsider regulations that would force the plants to adhere to the same emission standards as plants that burn nat ...Read More

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DENVER - Starting next year, Coloradans who qualify for the state's health benefit exchange will be able to find affordable rates, according to the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI). The organization has released an analysis of the exchange program, which was created as a result of the Affo ...Read More

PHOTO: The EPA and Chesapeake Bay Foundation are announcing a deal to reduce pollution from animal feedlots in the Chesapeake Bay region. Photo credit: EPA

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland's livestock and poultry farms are facing new federal scrutiny. Under an agreement announced late Wednesday between the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the EPA must audit state rules regarding how farms manage pollution and step ...Read More

Experts are forecasting an

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CONCORD, N.H. - Experts are forecasting an "above average" year when it comes to hurricanes. They also say global warming makes the outlook in years ahead troubling. However, they add, there is still time to slow the current trend toward more severe weather. Juliette Rooney-Varga, director, Climat ...Read More

Naturalist David Mizejewski, National Wildlife Federation, said the best protection is prevention. That can come, in part, by eliminating standing pools of water around the outside of your home, he said. Courtesy of Joaquim Alves Gaspar

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HARRISBURG, Penn. - They represent one of the signs of spring and summer you may prefer to do without. Mosquitoes are out in Pennsylvania, and you can keep from becoming a victim by learning a little more about the buggers. Naturalist David Mizejewski, National Wildlife Federation, said the best ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol along with Immigration and Customs Enforcement are being sued for allegedly violating the civil rights of a woman who was murdered after being deported to Mexico, as she said would happen. CREDIT: Georgia National Guard
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MERCEDES, Texas - The murder of a young woman following her deportation to Mexico in 2009 has led to a civil rights lawsuit against the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Lead attorney Jennifer Harbury, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, said the victim, "Laura S. ...Read More

Critics say the DEP ordered a disposal well operation in Fayette County to close waste pits at the site, but that was ignored. They say the pits show signs of having overflowed their banks. Photo by Beth Little.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - People living in the area of an injection disposal well operating without a current permit in Fayette County say it may be endangering their water. The waste fluid comes from natural gas fracking. Beth Little, a member of the West Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, lives abou ...Read More

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