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Archive: June 10, 2015

PHOTO: Wisconsin's air quality is improving, according to the latest State Of The Air report from the American Lung Association, but the report also reminds people that there is plenty of room for further improvement, and that the individual choices they make can and do have a direct impact on the state's air quality. Photo credit: Clean Wisconsin

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Air pollution affects every Wisconsinite, regardless of their age, race, gender, or where they live in the Badger state. The annual State of the Air Report, released a few weeks ago, shows Wisconsin's air quality is improving, but Danielle Clark, coordinator of Clean Fuels and Ve ...Read More

PHOTO: Behind the beautiful scenery, there's a lot of hard work going on in terms of public land management. A new summary of Northwest Forest Plan results, in place since the 1990s, cites progress in habitat restoration and water quality. Photo credit: Mason Cummings.

VANCOUVER, Wash. - A lot can happen in five years - but it usually takes longer than that to see real changes in forest health and water quality, according to a new report released this week by the U.S. Forest Service. It summarizes progress for the Northwest Forest Plan. According to the report, w ...Read More

PHOTO: As the state continues to deal with the widespread outbreak of avian influenza, an expert on the issue will be speaking in Minnesota on Thursday. Robert Wallace will outline the problems with the production model of the commercial poultry industry and detail strategies for reducing the future risk. Photo credit: Cyndy Sims Parr/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The outbreak of avian influenza that has decimated hundreds of turkey and chicken operations in Minnesota and a dozen other states was a surprise to many, but one expert says it was destined to happen. The production model in the commercial poultry industry is a prime target for t ...Read More

Starting in 2016, home-baked goods will be easier for individuals to produce for sale from their home kitchens, with legislation newly passed in Oregon. Credit: Chris Thomas.

LAKEVIEW, Ore. - People with a knack for baking and neighbors who want to pay them to do it are getting a boost from the Oregon Legislature with the passage of the Home Baking Bill. In such rural spots as Lake County, allowing people to sell baked goods from their home kitchens comes just in time t ...Read More

PHOTO: 'Walmart at the Crossroads,' a new report by the Food Chain Workers Alliance, looks closely at the labor and environmental records of 22 of Walmart's major suppliers, and recommends significant changes to current practices. Photo credit: Benjamin G. Robinson/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - A new report from the Food Chain Workers Alliance exposes a disconnect between Walmart's labor and environmental claims and the reality in its food supply chain. According to Walmart's ethical sourcing standards, its suppliers must comply with all laws and regulations related to labo ...Read More

PHOTO: Ed Mierzwinksi of the Arizona Public Interest Research Group advocated for creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The CFPB celebrates its fourth anniversary next month, and has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of consumers. Photo courtesy Arizona PIRG.

PHOENIX - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which celebrates its fourth anniversary next month, has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of people in Arizona and around the United States. Unlike the Federal Trade Commission and other government entities, the bureau can investigate busin ...Read More

PHOTO: At IU-Bloomington, Assistant Professor Adam Ward, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, says new research on growth hormones used in beef production may demonstrate gaps in regulating hazardous substances. Photo courtesy of IU Bloomington.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Research on hormones used in animal agriculture underscores possible weaknesses in how hazardous substances are regulated in the United States, according to an Indiana environmental scientist. Adam Ward, an assistant professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at ...Read More

PHOTO: The Trans-Pacific Partnership has broad opposition from the AFL-CIO and other organizations, but Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he supports it, along with a provision to limit debate in Congress about the massive international trade agreement. Photo courtesy Office of U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is calling on Congress to approve Trade Promotion Authority, also called "fast-track," for the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Herbert and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper sent a letter to Congress stressing that the TPP could boost th ...Read More

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