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President Trump commutes the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Plus, warming expected to be hot topic at NV debate.

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Archive: November 23, 2015

Groups are calling for a compromise in Congress to keep the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which expired at the end of September. Credit: Ken Bosma/Flickr

LANSING, Mich. – The future of some conservation projects in Michigan hangs in the balance as Congress debates the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The program has been around for 50 years, but expired at the end of September. It helps to protect and preserve public l ...Read More

A plan is pending before the Public Utilities Commission from Efficiency Maine that advocates say will save consumers and businesses an estimated $870 billion in energy costs. Courtesy: Natural Resources Council of Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine - A three-year energy efficiency plan is pending that could save Maine consumers and businesses nearly a billion dollars in energy costs. Former Public Advocate Stephen Ward says the plan, which was adopted last week by Efficiency Maine's Board of Trustees, will help Maine homes an ...Read More

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, a food expert reminds cooks across America to follow common sense safety tips. Credit: USDA

AUSTIN, Texas – On Thanksgiving Day, cooks in homes across the nation are faced with the challenge of setting a table with food that's not just delicious but also safe to eat. And Amy Simonne, a professor with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has a few ...Read More

Conservationists are working to block a plan to divert water from the Gila River in New Mexico.<br />Credit: Allyson Siwik, Gila Conservation Coalition

PHOENIX – Conservation groups fighting a plan to divert large amounts of water from the Gila River in New Mexico say today is the deadline for the federal government to green light the plan. The project would cut a significant amount of water from the river that normally flows into Arizona. ...Read More

amily advocates and research emphasizes the importance of parents spending time with their children this Thanksgiving week. Credit: jusbeb/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This Thanksgiving week, advocates for families advise parents to relish time with their children. A new report from the children’s advocacy group Search Institute, stresses the importance of extra family time when it comes to development. Researchers found family t ...Read More

Millions in federal dollars for North Dakota's public lands hang in the balance as Congress continues to debate the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Some of North Dakota's best public spots for hunting, fishing and hiking, including the Dakota Prairie Grasslands, could be at risk of losing about $22 million in federal support. That's because Congress continues to argue over the future of a massive public lands funding bi ...Read More

Conservationists say they are frustrated that Congress has failed to reauthorize a conservation fund with long-standing bipartisan support. Credit: Live Monumental Campaign

RICHMOND, Va. - Congress' failure to reauthorize a popular land and water fund is drawing bipartisan scorn from Virginia conservationists. Since 1965, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has taken money from offshore oil and gas royalties. It gives grants to protect and improve everything ...Read More

Black Friday is a fun holiday tradition for some Hoosiers. Credit: Beth Rankin/Flickr

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Advertisements promote steep discounts on Black Friday, but are the early hours and crowds worth the hype? It depends. According to new research from financial website WalletHub, 68 percent of items will have a major discount on Black Friday. But time is money, says Purdue Univ ...Read More

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