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Archive: March 12, 2014

EASTON, Pa. - Two Pennsylvania girls have won their legal fight to wear breast cancer awareness bracelets in school, after some considered them inappropriate. The battle began in the Easton School District in 2010, when two middle-school students were suspended for wearing bracelets on Breast Cance ...Read More

PHOTO: A new National Wildlife Federation report details how wildlife mascots are being affected by climate change, including the Virginian Commonwealth University ram. Photo credit: National Park Service

RICHMOND, Va. - March Madness has a conservation group trying to better the betting odds for teams with wildlife mascots. A new report from the National Wildlife Federation details how wildlife mascots are being affected by climate change. According to the report, sea-level rise, extreme droughts a ...Read More

PHOTO: Fifth grade teacher Gaby Ibarra at a recent news conference. The defense is now calling witnesses in a lawsuit that's putting California teacher employment laws to the test. Photo credit: CFT.
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LOS ANGELES - The defense is calling witnesses in a lawsuit that's putting California teacher employment laws to the test. Vergara vs. California claims the state's laws regarding teacher tenure, layoffs and dismissals protect so-called "bad" teachers. However, fifth-grade teacher Gaby Ibarra said ...Read More

PHOTO: The University of Nevada, Reno hopes several workshops being held around the state help farmers survive another year of extreme drought. Photo courtesy USDA.

RENO, Nevada - Helping Nevada farmers survive another year of severe drought is what the University of Nevada-Reno hopes to do by holding several workshops across the state. Jay Davison, crop specialist at the university's Cooperative Extension, said they'll focus on water availability, recommended ...Read More

PHOTO: North Carolina's population of 100 red wolves on a small peninsula near Columbia, NC, are the only ones in the wild on the continent. Photo courtesy: Red Wolf Coalition

COLUMBIA, N.C. - The North Carolina State Wolfpacks basketball team has no shortage of fans, especially as March Madness approaches. But a new report by the National Wildlife Federation indicates the state's red wolf population could use a few more fans of its own. North Carolina is host to the con ...Read More

PHOTO: Grass Carp have been found in unintended areas of the Great Lakes, leaving researchers concerned about their potentially destructive habits. Photo credit: US Geological Survey.

INDIANAPOLIS - Fish introduced into the Great Lakes to help manage weeds could be overstaying their welcome. Grass carp feed on aquatic plants, and new research finds they have been captured in places where they were not originally intended to be used. "Grass carp, if they establish - and it's not ...Read More

PHOTO: Montana Farmers Union President Alan Merrill is part of a delegation attending the National Farmers Union Convention this week. He says there are some surprising details in the new Farm Bill. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

HELENA, Mont. - A delegation of Montana farmers and ranchers is learning the nitty gritty about the new Farm Bill at the National Farmers Union convention this week in Santa Fe, N.M. Montana Farmers Union president Alan Merrill said an overview of benefits to small and mid-sized producers surprise ...Read More

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