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Trump clashes with Democrats and threatens a government shutdown if he doesn’t get his border wall. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Lawmakers agree on an $867-billion Farm Bill; and a new report finds private community correction centers failing to rehabilitate people who live there.

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Archive: May 2015

Idaho's sagebrush sea is part of a set of new proposals from the BLM and U.S. Forest Service that would oversee fire risks, development and wildlife habitat. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

BLACKFOOT, Idaho - Idaho's sagebrush sea is part of a set of new proposals from the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service that would oversee fire risks, development and wildlife habitat. Sagebrush landscapes are home to greater sage-grouse and 350 other species, as well as prime ran ...Read More

PHOTO: Solomom Wolde relies on two prosthetic limbs to be able to walk and says New York lawmakers need to act to help ensure mobility of thousands of fellow New Yorkers. Credit: Mike Clifford

NEW YORK - None of us wants to ponder what life would be like if we lost a limb; but a new change in policy for the New York State of Health marketplace just made life more manageable for thousands. At issue was how often and how many prosthetic limbs could be replaced for New Yorkers who rely on w ...Read More

PHOTO: According to a prominent climatologist, there is a hopeful side to climate change – a coming shift in how people make and use energy. Picture by Evan Hansen.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - In a sense, climate change is an opportunity for all of us, according to a prominent climatologist and public science educator. Geosciences professor Richard Alley of Penn State University, who hosted the PBS miniseries "Earth: The Operators' Manual," said climate change is a ser ...Read More

PHOTO: The greater sage-grouse has ruffled feathers in recent years as populations have declined. New management proposals for federal sagebrush landscapes aim to keep the birds healthy, while preserving traditional land uses. Photo credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service on Thursday unveiled a set of plans to manage sagebrush landscapes in Utah and across the West. Each plan is tailored to a region with three objectives: reduce wildfire threats, reduce disturbances of key greater sage-grouse hab ...Read More

Photo: Gov. Pat McCrory says he will veto a bill that would have allowed court officials to opt out of same-sex marriage duties based on religious beliefs. Photo credit: mensatic/morguefile.com

RALEIGH, N.C. - After passing the state House and Senate, the so-called marriage objections bill will be vetoed, according to Gov, Pat McCrory. In a statement, the governor said he is called by the duties of his office to defend the Constitution. If signed, Senate Bill 2 would have allowed magistra ...Read More

Photo: UW-Madison political science professor Barry Burden says the Feingold-Johnson race for U.S. Senate will be carefully watched all across the nation. Photo credit: UW-Madison

MADISON, Wis. - Former Democratic U.S. Senator Russ Feingold wants his seat in Washington back, and he's announced he'll challenge the man who unseated him five years ago, Republican Ron Johnson. The election isn't until November of 2016, but UW-Madison political science professor Barry Burden says ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule yesterday to clarify protections for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. Photo credit: Colin Smith/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers finalized a rule yesterday restoring Clean Water Act protections to more than half of the nation's streams and millions of acres of wetlands. The agencies cited a report summarizing more than 1,200 peer-reviewed, published s ...Read More

PHOTO: The Loggerhead Sea Turtle is one species potentially harmed by proposed deep-sea mining.  Photo credit: Damien du Toit/Wikimedia Commons

SAN FRANCISCO - A San Francisco-based environmental law firm is suing the federal government to stop a deep-sea mining project in the waters between Hawaii and Mexico. The Center for Biological Diversity is challenging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's decision to issue permits ...Read More

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