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Archive: December 4, 2014

PHOTO: The trash generated by the average American household jumps by 25 percent during the holidays, but with some planning before shopping, that doesn't have to be the case. Photo credit: oatsy40/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The end-of-year holidays aren't just a time filled with more cheer, but a time filled with more trash, although some simple tips can help keep that to a minimum. Leslie Irlbeck, program and outreach manager for Metro Waste Authority, says the best way to cut down on the ga ...Read More

PHOTO: Recommendations from the Washington Dept. of Ecology outline how to fund and prepare for oil-shipment emergencies, when tribes and conservation groups think the focus should be on curtailing oil transport through the state. Photo credit: marpalusz/

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Department of Ecology made recommendations this week for what the state could do to handle and fund the risks that come with increased shipments of oil by rail and water. Its report says 3 million gallons a week already move through Washington by train, a numb ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report on Tennessee's young children points to early intervention and increased high quality pre-K opportunities to make sure they arrive at school with the cognitive, social and emotional skills they need to learn. Photo credit: Pawel Loj/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The state of the child in Tennessee could be stronger, and a new KIDS COUNT report says that will require a greater focus on those most important early years. Research shows the vast majority of a child's brain development comes by age five. Linda O'Neal, executive director with ...Read More

Photo: A report from Taxpayers for Common Sense estimates that Colorado has lost millions in royalties because of the production practice of flaring or venting natural gas. Photo credit: Creative Commons,
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BUENA VISTA, Colo. - Colorado land is rich in fossil fuels and a new report finds that millions of dollars of that resource is being either wasted or given away to oil and gas companies. Taxpayers for Common Sense found that the amount of natural gas companies are allowed to burn or vent is costing ...Read More

PHOTO: The Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act is part of a package of bills attached to the National Defense Authorization Act, which will be voted on soon in the U.S. House and Senate. Photo of the Centennials courtesy of BLM.

CHOTEAU, Mont. - The Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act is expected to be voted on in Congress this week. Montana's Congressional delegation bundled the act into a package of eight bills attached to the National Defense Authorization Act. The Heritage Act was introduced three years ago, crafted seve ...Read More

PHOTO: Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in the Green River area are likely to have an audience this weekend as the animals become less concerned with humans and more interested in reproducing. Photo courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

GREEN RIVER, Utah - People in Utah interested in getting a closer look at the elusive Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep may have no better opportunity than Saturday in Green River. Mark Hadley, public information officer with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, says people from across the state will ...Read More

PHOTO: About two-thirds of the crude oil shipped by rail in the U.S. is transported in DOT-111 tank cars. A lawsuit alleges they aren't sturdy or safe enough for that purpose, and asks the U.S. Department of Transportation to ban their use for oil shipment. Photo credit: dhaluza/Wikipedia.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Oil is being shipped across the country in train cars that the federal government says are unsafe, and two environmental groups are taking on the U.S. Department of Transportation, saying the agency isn't doing enough about it. The Sierra Club and ForestEthics petitioned ...Read More

PHOTO: Health-insurance advocates are focusing on one-on-one assistance for Missourians during this second ACA open-enrollment period, based on feedback from the first time around. Image courtesy of Cover Missouri.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - When it comes to open enrollment for health-insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act, experts say in many ways, the second time is the charm. With the kinks worked out of the federal "" website and more options to choose from, Ryan Barker, vice president of heal ...Read More

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