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The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.

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Archive: January 7, 2015

PHOTO: Maryland won a five-year, $650 million federal grant that is bringing greater flexibility to the state's foster care and child welfare system this year. Photo credit:

BETHESDA, Md. - A federal grant worth $650 million over five years in Maryland will bring greater flexibility to how the state addresses child-welfare issues. The focus in Maryland in recent years has shifted to trying to prevent the problems that lead to children being removed from homes, the very ...Read More

PHOTO: A one-year delay in a decision about whether the greater sage grouse is listed under the Endangered Species Act has been hotly debated, ever since the extension showed up as a rider in the federal spending bill. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The greater sage grouse is known for its showy display during mating season, and now it's also become a star in the federal spending bill. A rider was attached that prevents the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing the species under the Endangered Species Act for one year. W ...Read More

PHOTO: Getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act can be a a New Year's resolution, according to the group Get Covered Arizona. In the first month of enrollment, 73,000 Arizonans signed up. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

PHOENIX - People in Arizona and across the nation are being encouraged to make a New Year's resolution to get health insurance, now available as part of the Affordable Care Act. Those who want health coverage for this year need to sign up before the open-enrollment period ends on Feb. 15, said Pati ...Read More

PHOTO: An undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States at a Minnesota slaughterhouse uncovered alleged abuse of

BUTTERFIELD, Minn. - Hens are being scalded alive at a Butterfield slaughterhouse, according to a new undercover video released by the Humane Society of the United States. What are called "spent" hens - birds no longer useful for egg-laying - are shipped from egg producers all over the nation to be ...Read More

PHOTO: The Idaho Conservation League is exploring ways to protect pets and non-target species getting caught in traps. Trapping has become more popular in Idaho because of demand for fur from Asia, with bobcat pelts bringing around $400. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

BOISE, Idaho - The fur business is good in Idaho. The number of licenses issued for trapping fur-bearing animals has doubled in five years, according to Idaho Fish and Game. But those traps have also caught dogs and even threatened species. The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has required a new mand ...Read More

PHOTO: Some landowners are refusing to allow Dominion to survey for the 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which would run through North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Dominion holds public meetings on the project this week. Photo credit: Shannonpatrick17/Flickr.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Public meetings are under way this week in North Carolina on a proposed project that already is spurring a legal battle in Virginia. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline would be 550 miles long and carry 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day through West Virginia, Virginia and North Ca ...Read More

PHOTO: Researchers from Miami University say a magnitude-3 earthquake in Mahoning County in 2014 was one of the largest to be caused by hydraulic fracturing in the United States. Photo credit: Lock the Gate Alliance/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some environmentalists and energy-industry observers say they are not surprised by a new study that connects earthquakes to hydraulic fracturing in Ohio. Dozens of quakes occurred in March 2014 in Mahoning County, including a magnitude-3 quake felt in neighboring areas. The study f ...Read More

PHOTO: The Bureau of Land Management cites near-record numbers of drilling permits in some states in 2014, and says one of its goals is to step up inspections of the 100,000 wells on public land. Some groups say the focus shouldn't be on how many permits, leases or wells, but where they are located. Photo courtesy EcoFlight.

DENVER - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering more leases for drilling on public land than the energy industry is using or even asking for. That's what the agency says in a wrap-up this week of its 2014 oil and gas lease and permit activity. The BLM report said it approved almost 3,800 d ...Read More

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