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Archive: February 2, 2016

Cutting people off SNAP is expected to put added pressure on food banks and soup kitchens. (USDA/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK - The improvements in the national economy mean about 51,000 New Yorkers will soon lose access to food stamps, or SNAP benefits. New York is one of 23 states where federal waivers that expanded access to SNAP are ending. That means many able-bodied single adults, ages 18 to 49 and with no ...Read More

Organizations issue fair budget recommendations at the State Capitol on Tuesday. (Bestbudbrian/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Education advocates, environmentalists and human services organizations are calling on the governor and General Assembly to pass a "Budget for Pennsylvania's Future." The groups are issuing a joint letter today saying the 2016 - 2017 budget needs to fairly raise taxes to adequat ...Read More

A new report takes a detailed look at important small mammal species, such as the groundhog, and the risks they face if climate action is not taken. (Groundhog/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - Groundhog Day predictions have never been 100 percent accurate, but for a growing number of small mammals, a changing climate is already having an impact. A new report from the National Wildlife Federation turns the spotlight away from Punxsutawney Phil to flying squirrels, pikas, the Amer ...Read More

Conservation groups are criticizing aspects of a new proposed federal rule to protect captive marine mammals like dolphins. (Jade/morguefile)

SAN DIEGO - Wildlife conservation groups are speaking out against a new federal rule that is supposed to improve conditions for captive marine mammals, including dolphins and orcas, saying the rule actually weakens some existing protections. The U.S. Department of Agriculture just releaseda propos ...Read More

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