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Archive: April 22, 2016

Bend is considering expansion of its urban growth boundary to accommodate the city's rapidly-growing population. (Another Believer/Wikimedia Commons)

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PORTLAND, Ore. - City managers in Bend held a meeting Thursday that will help shape the city's expanding borders after it is approved by a state commission. Urban growth boundaries or UGB's hem in cities like Bend to prevent urban sprawl into rural areas. However, Bend has consistently ranked as ...Read More

Older leaky appliances such as air conditioning units can cost homeowners a lot of extra money in their utility bills. (Veronica Carter)

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Homeowners in Missouri are being encouraged to take advantage of a couple of energy efficiency programs that will help the environment, create jobs and save money in the long run. Utility companies across the state are offering incentives to make homes more weather proo ...Read More

President Obama's Clean Power Plan is one policy that will be affected by the vacant seat left on the U.S. Supreme Court by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. (NASA/Flickr)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As Earth Day events are held throughout Tennessee today, residents concerned about the effects of climate change and passionate about clean energy are calling on the U.S. Senate to do its job. Specifically, they're asking Republican senators to move forward with hearings a ...Read More

An early report finds increasing the minimum wage has had little effect on prices in Seattle. (Fibonacci Blue/Wikimedia Commons)

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SEATTLE - As supporters in Washington gather signatures for a statewide initiative to raise the minimum wage, a new analysis of Seattle's minimum-wage increase is combating fears that higher wages mean higher prices. The University of Washington study has found "little or no evidence" that the cos ...Read More

Athens County Public Libraries received $85,602 from the Community Energy Savers program for energy-efficiency upgrades. (Athens County Public Libraries)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - With the passing of each Earth Day, more Ohioans are learning to take steps to protect the environment, including reducing energy use. And some Ohio libraries also are making energy conservation a priority. An award from American Electric Power and Columbia Gas was a springboard ...Read More

This Earth Day and advocates are pressing for federal protection for Gold Butte. (Friends of Gold Butte)

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LAS VEGAS – Today is Earth Day, time for Nevadans to celebrate the natural world. This weekend, thousands are expected to pack celebrations across the state. Greenfest Las Vegas is being held Saturday in downtown Summerlin. Reno's Earth Day party takes place on Sunday in Idlewild Park. J ...Read More

Flooding, such as that seen in Iowa in 2008, could be avoided in part through better topsoil management. (Newtben33/Wikimedia Commons)

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DES MOINES, Iowa - The nutrient-rich topsoil that's taken away to level the land when homes and other new buildings are constructed doesn't often get replaced. While some cities and towns require that it's put back, many don't, and construction companies often sell off the soil. But Kari Carney, ...Read More

Earth Day celebrations in Missoula are focused on renewable energy and the signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change today in New York. (niserin/iStockphotos)

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MISSOULA, Mont. – Conservation advocates are holding a rally in Missoula today in honor of the 46th annual Earth Day. They're celebrating the official signing today of the Paris Agreement on climate change at the U.N. in New York by about 150 countries, including the U.S. and China. Missou ...Read More

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