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Archive: October 7, 2015

A new alliance says communities and the economy must be protected in fighting climate change. Credit: Hotblack/Morguefile

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SEATTLE - A diverse coalition wants voters to have a say about the best way to fight climate change in the state of Washington. The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy on Tuesday announced a 2016 ballot initiative that it says could hasten the transition to a clean-energy economy. OneAmerica is in ...Read More

Dr. Sharon Hirsch, chief of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, says untreated depression takes a significant personal toll and has a huge economic impact. Credit: Dr. Sharon Hirsch

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MADISON, Wis. - Thursday is National Depression Screening Day, a day to bring awareness of the illness and emphasize that depression can be treated. According to the World Health Organization, 3,000 people a day commit suicide. People should intervene when they believe a family member or loved one ...Read More

Doug Hundley, right, of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service visits Grassy Ridge, where an abandoned homestead farm was discovered. Courtesy: Doug Hundley

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MORGANTON, N.C. - The saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" dates back to 1860, but the roots of some heirloom apples in North Carolina date back even further. Gary McCurry and his son own Fox Gap Farm in Burke County and are harvesting their first crop of organic, heirloom apples this year ...Read More

Walking to school or other regular physical activity by children can help improve their health and academic performance. Credit: shironosov

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Tens of thousands of students across Minnesota are taking a step in the right direction for their health on this International Walk to School Day. Among them are kids at Perham-Dent Public Schools. That's where Jim Kennedy, a physical-education teacher at Heart of the Lakes Elemen ...Read More

Weatherize Nelsonville aims to weatherize 300 homes by the end of 2016. Credit: Marcy Dixon/ COAD

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - While it takes a team to build a village, it also takes a team to make that village energy efficient. In southeast Ohio, city leaders, community organizations, utilities and residents are working together to "Weatherize Nelsonville." Many homes in the region are anywhere from 70 to ...Read More

Julie Ostrovsky says her 17-year-old son Mitchell has benefited from applied behavior analysis treatment for autism. Courtesy: Samantha Ostrovsky

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LAS VEGAS - Intensive early intervention is considered to be key for effective treatment of autism, and it looked as if Nevada was going to reach out to thousands more children with new treatment - but advocates say that effort has stalled. Autism Community Trust Inc. executive director Julie Ostro ...Read More

This week is Fire Prevention Week, and the state Fire Marshal's Office is working with local fire departments to distribute and install smoke detectors and remind people of the importance of changing the batteries in your smoke detector. Credit: kconnors/morguefile.com

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In the past three years, the state Fire Marshal's Office and its partners have distributed 88,000 smoke detectors that officials say have saved the lives of 106 people. This weekend, the state is challenging 10 local fire departments to install at least 100 smoke alarms within a 2 ...Read More

Almost 90 percent of corn for feeding cattle, pigs and chickens is grown from genetically modified seeds. Credit: Juliacasado1/pixabay.com

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A challenge to a Vermont law requiring the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms goes before a federal court of appeals this week, and the results could affect Connecticut. Connecticut passed a GMO labeling law in 2013, but it can't go into effect until at l ...Read More

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