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Archive: March 11, 2015

PHOTO: It has become the world's largest civic observance, and thousands of people across Iowa are making plans to take part in the 45th annual Earth Day with events to be held on and around April 22. Photo credit: Metro Waste Authority.

DES MOINES, Iowa - With the springlike weather that's now being enjoyed across Iowa, residents are busy making plans and getting ready for next month's 45th annual Earth Day celebration. For those looking to get involved, said Leslie Irlbeck, program and outreach manager at Metro Waste Authority, a ...Read More

PHOTO: Oregon schools are sending 15 teams to an upcoming 13-state regional robotics championship. Computer science teachers are asking the Legislature to fund more teacher training and expand STEM programs for students. Photo credit: Richard I. Hetzler

SHERWOOD, Ore. - President Obama this week launched a new initiative called TechHire, asking communities and companies to find new ways to recruit and train workers in technology fields. In some Oregon public schools, that's already under way. One in seven Oregon schools offers computer coding cla ...Read More

PHOTO: The Environmental Law and Policy Center says renewable-energy sources such as wind and solar continue to represent thousands of jobs in Wisconsin, and present the potential for huge growth in the coming years. Photo courtesy of Clean Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wis. - Solar- and wind-energy companies account for a lot of jobs and economic activity in Wisconsin, according to a new report that says the state has huge growth potential in renewable energy. Renewables are a big part of the state's economy, said Andy Olsen, senior policy adviser at the ...Read More

PHOTO: A committee hearing is expected Thursday on a bill that would take away the ability of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Citizens' Board to call for further environmental review on projects such as livestock operations. Photo credit: USDA/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A hearing is expected Thursday at the state Capitol on a bill that would take away some of the authority of the Citizens' Board of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The board currently has the ability to call for an environmental impact statement on projects such as livestoc ...Read More

PHOTO: Wyoming's state-led plans to keep the greater sage-grouse off the endangered species list will be highlighted at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference today. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Conservation and wildlife management are part the package for working lands. Tying it all together and keeping lands profitable and healthy are lessons being shared at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference this week in Omaha. Natural Resources Conservation Se ...Read More

PHOTO: A local brewing company has released a beer to salute Chesapeake Bay. Full Tilt Brewing's The Bay IPA also helps raise money for restoration projects. Photo credit: Ben Schumin/Wikimedia Commons

BALTIMORE - It's a win for a local company and a win for Chesapeake Bay. A Baltimore-based brewing company has created "The Bay IPA" - a beer that salutes the bay with label art, and a portion of sales proceeds will go to the Chesapeake Bay Trust for restoration projects. Full Tilt Brewing co-owner ...Read More

PHOTO: More than 75 marine scientists and environmental organizations are pressuring the Obama administration not to allow oil and gas companies to survey the Atlantic coast for places to drill, saying it could endanger sea life and threaten New York's coastline. Photo credit: Bryan Burke/Flickr

NEW YORK - More than 75 marine scientists and environmental organizations are pressuring the Obama administration not to allow oil and gas companies to survey the Atlantic coast for places to drill, saying it could endanger sea life and threaten New York's coastline. They argued in a letter to the ...Read More

PHOTO: New Mexico lawmakers are considering legislation to cut future renewable-energy requirements for utilities in the state. Photo courtesy California Energy Commission.

SANTA FE, N.M. - A bill moving through the New Mexico Legislature would remove higher renewable-energy requirements for utilities in the state in the future. House Bill 445 would roll back the requirement that 20 percent of retail sales for public utilities come from renewable-energy sources by 202 ...Read More

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