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Archive: February 24, 2014

PHOTO: The solar industry added 1,800 jobs in Missouri in 2013, but there are concerns that future growth won't be as bright if the state's utilities can't come up with a way to continue the highly popular rebate program. Photo credit:

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Solar energy equipment manufacturers, installers and suppliers added 1600 jobs in Missouri in 2013, one of the highest growth rates in the nation, according to a new report from The Solar Foundation, but there are concerns that growth won't continue. According to executive director P ...Read More

Photo: Tiny beads of plastic from facial and body cleansers have been collected from water samples in the Great Lakes, and the scientists who found them are now working to keep them out of the water system. Photo courtesy 5 Gyres.

LANSING, Mich. - Tiny plastic beads from facial cleansers and body scrubs have turned up in the Great Lakes at what a scientific advocacy group calls alarming levels that could pose a threat to wildlife and fish. It's calling on companies and consumers to be part of the solution. These tiny pieces ...Read More

PHOTO: UW-Health Psychologist Dr. Shilagh Mirgain says one of the best ways to beat winter is to embrace it. (Photo provided by UW-Health)

MADISON, Wis. - Winter weather can make us want to hibernate, according to University of Wisconsin Health psychologist Dr. Shilagh Mirgain, but her advice on how to beat winter is either to escape it or embrace it. "I always say if we can't get out of winter, better to really get into it: so what ...Read More

PHOTO: Nevadans are being asked to start saving money and plan for the future as part of

RENO, Nev. - Americans can be big spenders and avid consumers, but just the opposite is being asked of people in Nevada and elsewhere this week: "America Saves Week" runs today through March 1. It's a campaign designed to encourage saving money and planning for retirement. According to Michele Joh ...Read More

PHOTO: The Dolores River drains a 4,500 square-mile area in southwest Colorado, where snowpacks are about 90 percent of normal. Basins in other parts of the state are as much as 140 percent of average. Credit: Mark Duggan.

DENVER - The latest measurements of Colorado's high-country snowpacks show a stark contrast, depending on location. The central and northern mountains have been hit with a series of potent winter storms, but a lot less snow has fallen in the southern part of the state. Despite the diminished snowpa ...Read More

PHOTO: State Senator Kevin de Leon has introduced the bill

One million electric vehicles in 10 years is the goal of a new bill introduced in Sacramento. The "Charge Ahead California" bill is geared toward improving air quality, especially in low-income communities most impacted by pollution. Michelle Kinman, clean-energy advocate for Environment California ...Read More

PHOTO: Nick Nyhart is president of Public Campaign, which supports public funding for elections. Photo courtesy Public Campaign.

Two hedge-fund billionaires with opposite political leanings have just organized themselves and their wealthy friends to inject more than $100 million into this year's electoral campaigns. Their efforts continue the pattern made possible by judicial rulings that have opened the floodgates to unlimi ...Read More

PHOTO: Oregon's governor says he's avoiding

SALEM, Ore. - It's an unusual approach to improving health care and perhaps lowering costs, as Gov. John Kitzhaber asks the state's major hospital systems and the union that represents thousands of hospital and clinic workers to sit down and find some common ground. The union, SEIU Local 49, had fi ...Read More

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