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Archive: March 14, 2014

PHOTO: Droughts driven by climate change are already threatening the reproductive health of ocelots and sea level rise is expected to wipe out some of the ocelot's coastal habitat. Photo credit: Mike Fisher

AUSTIN, Texas – As fans across Texas get ready to root on their favorite teams for March Madness, new research shows mascot namesakes, such as lions and tigers and bears, are facing real threats from climate change. Doug Inkley, a senior scientist with the National Wildlife Federation, says ...Read More

PHOTO: Former death row inmate Sabrina Butler talks with Sen. Gerald Neal sponsor of a bill to outlaw capital punishment in Kentucky. Photo courtesy Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Bills in both the Kentucky Senate and House would abolish the death penalty, but neither has received a committee hearing. So one of the bill's sponsors, Sen. Gerald Neal, decided to, in his words, "make it a little more personal." During a floor speech, he introduced exon ...Read More

PHOTO: The Utah Health Policy Project reports that 40,000 Utahns now have health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also known as

SALT LAKE CITY – A reported 40,000 Utahns have signed up for private insurance plans available through the Affordable Care Act, according to Jason Stevenson, education and communications director at the Utah Health Policy Project, which helps guide people through the ACA. What’s more, h ...Read More

PHOTO: Jenny Edwards of the Dan River Basin Association meets with the Waterkeeper Alliance after a morning paddle past the coal-ash spill. Photo courtesy Waterkeeper Alliance

EDEN, N.C. – News that internal emails show coordination between Duke Energy and state officials on existing coal ash lawsuits spread late Thursday. It's another cause for concern for communities around the Dan River, and residents are asking questions about the safety of their drinking wate ...Read More

IMAGE: Thousands of distressed Nevada homeowners are reaching out to a no-cost government program for assistance. Courtesy Nevada Attorney General's office.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A free government program appears to be helping Nevadans who have been affected by the housing crisis. Sandra Jauregui, director of Home Again: The Nevada Homeowner Relief Program, says her organization has averaged 1,000 phone calls per month since launching early last y ...Read More

PHOTO: Ms. Wheelchair Iowa 2013 Tasha DeGroote plays basketball and competes in track and field events. She spent her year-long reign inspiring other people in wheelchairs to pursue sports. Photo credit: Judy Hoit

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The stage is now set as women from across the state gather in Iowa City on Saturday for the crowning of Ms. Wheelchair Iowa 2014. State director Judy Hoit says the goal is to bring more visibility to those with disabilities and she explains that it's not a beauty pageant. ...Read More

PHOTO: Community health centers such as this one in Marana, Arizona, will be vital to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This year’s enrollment deadline is just over two weeks away. Photo credit: AACHC

PHOENIX – As the March 31 signup deadline for the Affordable Care Act approaches, hundreds of Arizona organizations and thousands of volunteers are working across Arizona to handle a last-minute surge of enrollments. Tara Plese, senior director of external affairs with Arizona Alliance for C ...Read More

PHOTO: Some of the marbled murrelet's prime Oregon habitat is in the Elliott State Forest, where the State of Oregon is accepting bids to sell off 3,000 acres to allow timber harvest. Photo credit: R. Lowe, USFWS.

COOS COUNTY, Ore. – The State of Oregon has proposed selling off about 3,000 acres of coastal forestland for logging – and three conservation groups say if that happens, they'll sue the timber companies that try to buy it. The land in the Elliott State Forest, mostly in Coos County, is ...Read More

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