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Archive: May 19, 2014

PHOTO: Oil flares like this one in the Los Angeles area are a common sight at refineries. The EPA is proposing rules for refineries to monitor and minimize toxic air emissions. Photo courtesy Jesse Marquez, Coalition for a Safe Environment.

WILMINGTON, Calif. - Californians and others across the country could breathe a little easier if new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards are put in place. They would require oil companies to clean up the toxic pollution released into the air from their refineries. Some of their pollutant ...Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's unemployment rate continues to fall, according to data released on Friday. It's down to 6.2 percent. That's welcome news for the thousands of people who now have a job, but policy analyst Allan Freyer with the North Carolina Budget and Tax Center says based on recent ...Read More

PHOTO: Many children and seniors in Ohio are abused and neglected, and those who work in the agencies charged with keeping them safe say they lack the resources to do so effectively. Credit: Will Petrik, Advocates for Ohio's Future.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Those who work to protect Ohio's children and vulnerable seniors say their agencies are in a dire situation. The poor economy and the opiate epidemic in Ohio are among the problems putting strains on families. Cassandra Holtzmann, director, Ashland County Job and Family Services, ...Read More

PHOTO: Planned routes for energy transmission lines across the West are being reevaluated as part of a court-ordered settlement. Public comments will be taken until Tues., May 27. Photo credit: U.S. Geological Survey

PHOENIX, Ariz. - A 2009 plan for energy transmission corridors across the West is being revised as part of a court-ordered settlement. The public has just over one week to comment on the revisions to the West Wide Energy Corridors, which may involve changing or deleting existing routes and establish ...Read More

PHOTO: CIDNY spent years documenting problems that some people have had simply getting to their local polling places to cast a ballot. This example in Brooklyn is taken from CIDNY 2012 poll site survey. Photo courtesy CIDNY.

NEW YORK - The Second Circuit Court of Appeals just affirmed a decision that advocates for people with disabilities say sends a message for the fall elections: New York City needs to provide improved access to voters who have trouble navigating some polling places. Stuart Seaborn, senior staff att ...Read More

PHOTO: Citing a possible fish die-off because of drought, Nevada wildlife officials are lifting fishing catch limits at Wild Horse and Willow Creek reservoirs. Photo courtesy Nevada State Parks.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Severe drought has led to the lifting of catch limits for fishermen at two northern Nevada reservoirs, state wildlife officials say. Fishing limits are no longer in place at Wild Horse and Willow Creek reservoirs, said Chris Healy, public information officer for the state Depart ...Read More

PHOTO: Jim Doyle shares his locally grown produce with the Bread for the Journey food pantry in Warren. Volunteers 50 and older are digging in to help combat food insecurity that affects about 15 percent of Maine residents. Photo courtesy ENCorps.

BANGOR, Maine - Food insecurity is a problem that affects about 15 percent of Maine's population. It means people do not have access to enough nutritious food on a daily basis. A program involving volunteers age 50 and older is digging in to help. The ENCore Leadership Corps each year trains about ...Read More

PHOTO: Zion National Park officials are cracking down on park-goers using camera drones, who may not realize they're not allowed in the park and are disturbing wildlife and people. Photo courtesy National Park Service.

SPRINGDALE, Utah - Drones being used to capture video and take pictures are being blamed for harassing wildlife and people at Zion National Park. Aly Baltrus, the park's public information officer, said there have been several complaints in recent weeks about camera drones causing a disturbance. " ...Read More

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