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Archive: July 7, 2014

PHOTO: More than 600 paddlers, plus hundreds more support staff and officials, will take to the water over the next several days to draw attention to water quality concerns and raise funds to preserve the Missouri River. Photo courtesy Missouri American Water

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Paddling for a purpose. That's what more than 600 people will be doing tomorrow (Tues.) when they launch their boats in the world's largest canoe and kayak race, an event that raises money and awareness for the Missouri River. The Missouri 340 River Race is sponsored by Mi ...Read More

PHOTO: Summer beach-goers to Kohler-Andrae Beach near Sheboygan might not have realized the National Resources Defense Council has just ranked Wisconsin beaches eighth-worst in the nation for water pollution. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – The water quality at Wisconsin beaches is eighth-worst in the nation, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Anne Sayers, program director, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, sees the findings as a shocking wake-up call. "I would certain ...Read More

PHOTO: It can be a tough row to hoe for new and beginning farmers, but the state is working to assist them with outreach opportunities, like this poultry workshop in Whatcom County and an expanded Farm Internship Program. Photo courtesy Washington State Dept. of Agriculture.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The state of Washington is looking for a few good farmers, willing to also be good teachers. After a successful pilot program in two counties, Washington's Farm Internship Project expands in July to 16 counties. Patrice Barrentine, education and outreach coordinator with the Washi ...Read More

PHOTO: While the sandbox is traditionally a place for kids to play, organizers of The Sandbox Party hope adults in Michigan will use the website to make informed decisions at the polls. Photo credit: waterbridge/

LANSING, Mich. - Children and politics aren't usually things people put together. But one group wants to help Michigan voters make decisions at the polls that benefit the state's children. Matt Gillard, president and CEO of Michigan's Children, described 'The Sandbox Party' as a non-partisan effort ...Read More

PHOTO: July is 'National Park and Recreation Month,' to encourage people to spend more time in the outdoors. This month's challenge: Move a typically indoor activity outside, just for the fun of it. Photo courtesy Oregon Metro.

PHOENIX - July is 'National Park and Recreation Month,' and, according to one group, a good time to head outdoors. Lauren Hoffman directs marketing and communications at the National Recreation and Park Association. She said her organization is challenging Americans to move an indoor activity, like ...Read More

PHOTO: New research finds drivers of 2014 model vehicles are saving about 20 percent more on gasoline than those who drive a 2008 model. Photo credit: John Sense/morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinoisans who traveled the roads over the holiday weekend likely felt the pinch at the gas pump, but some spent a lot less money fueling up than others. New research from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) finds the average fuel economy of new cars has improved by ...Read More

PHOTO: A new study by the League of Women Voters of Connecticut finds the type of primary does not seem to matter, but more education is needed to boost voter turn out. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

HARTFORD, Conn. - While candidates are busy trying to persuade Connecticut resident to choose them at the ballot box in just over a month, local voting rights advocates have been studying trends to try to boost participation at the polls. According to Gloria Bent, co-president of the League of Wome ...Read More

PHOTO: A new tax in South Korea is big news for Powder River Basin coal. Photo courtesy

SHERIDAN, Wyo. – A new tax in South Korea is big news for Powder River Basin coal. Korea is one of the largest export markets for Wyoming coal, and Clark Williams-Derry, deputy director at the Sightline Institute, describes the tax as hefty. He says it ranges between $16 and $18 per metric to ...Read More

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