'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service Newscasts https://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php Public News Service The Public News Service provides reporting on a wide range of social, community, and environmental issues for mainstream and alternative media. Public News Service info@publicnewsservice.org no Agricultural Practices Critical to Fighting Climate Change Mon, 12 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-12/climate-change-air-quality/agricultural-practices-critical-to-fighting-climate-change/a67433-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-08-12/climate-change-air-quality/agricultural-practices-critical-to-fighting-climate-change/a67433-1 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says rising temperatures and severe weather are putting pressure on land, and methods of land use - including agriculture - can help remove carbon from the air. According to Jimmy Daukas, senior policy officer at American Farmland Trust, that includes the basic agricultural land management practices his organization has embraced for more than 40 years. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Environment Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Bill to Allow Immigrants NYS Drivers Licenses Clears Assembly Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-14/immigrant/bill-to-allow-immigrants-nys-drivers-licenses-clears-assembly/a66805-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-06-14/immigrant/bill-to-allow-immigrants-nys-drivers-licenses-clears-assembly/a66805-1 Green Light New York," a bill to allow all state residents to get drivers licenses, regardless of immigration status. ...(Read More)]]> Consumer Human Rights/Racial Justice Immigrant Rural/Farming Social Justice Report Calls Biofuels Standard an Environmental Disaster Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-08/environment/report-calls-biofuels-standard-an-environmental-disaster/a65773-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2019-03-08/environment/report-calls-biofuels-standard-an-environmental-disaster/a65773-1 A new report says the push for biofuels is causing serious environmental damage. The Renewable Fuel Standard or RFS was intended to reduce reliance on oil imports and cut air pollution. It requires that all gasoline for transportation sold in the United States contain at least 10 percent ethanol. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Federal Court Urged to Order Pesticide Ban Tue, 10 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-07-10/environment/federal-court-urged-to-order-pesticide-ban/a63274-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-07-10/environment/federal-court-urged-to-order-pesticide-ban/a63274-1 linked to brain damage in children. Seven states and a coalition of environmental and labor groups made final arguments before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday in their challenge to the EPA's refusal to ban chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate related to sarin nerve gas. According to Hector Sanchez, executive director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, a ban on the agricultural use of the chemical is long overdue. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Consumer Environment Environmental Justice Health Immigrant Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Toxics On World Environment Day, a Call to Rethink Ethanol Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-06-06/environment/on-world-environment-day-a-call-to-rethink-ethanol/a62792-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-06-06/environment/on-world-environment-day-a-call-to-rethink-ethanol/a62792-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Consumer Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Rural/Farming Farmworkers Challenge Pesticide Training Delay Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-06-01/health-issues/farmworkers-challenge-pesticide-training-delay/a62731-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-06-01/health-issues/farmworkers-challenge-pesticide-training-delay/a62731-1 (Read More)]]> Environmental Justice Health Immigrant Rural/Farming Toxics Planting Milkweed to Save Monarch Butterfly from Extinction Tue, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-05-29/endangered-species-and-wildlife/planting-milkweed-to-save-monarch-butterfly-from-extinction/a62682-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-05-29/endangered-species-and-wildlife/planting-milkweed-to-save-monarch-butterfly-from-extinction/a62682-1 (Read More)]]> Community Issues and Volunteering Endangered Species & Wildlife Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture New Bill Promotes Greener Biofuels Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-03-13/environment/new-bill-promotes-greener-biofuels/a61801-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-03-13/environment/new-bill-promotes-greener-biofuels/a61801-1 National Wildlife Federation, the legislation would cap ethanol in gasoline at under 10 percent and invest more than $10 billion in the restoration of habitat lost to the conversion of land to corn and soybean production for ethanol and biodiesel. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Health Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Water Planting a Million Gardens to Save the Butterflies Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-23/environment/planting-a-million-gardens-to-save-the-butterflies/a59963-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-10-23/environment/planting-a-million-gardens-to-save-the-butterflies/a59963-1 (Read More)]]> Civic Engagement Community Issues and Volunteering Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Report: Climate Change is Changing Food Quality Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-08/climate-change-air-quality/report-climate-change-is-changing-food-quality/a58891-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-08/climate-change-air-quality/report-climate-change-is-changing-food-quality/a58891-1 a study in 2014 that found higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are likely to reduce the protein, iron and zinc content of rice, wheat, peas and other food. Myers now has taken that a step further, calculating through the year 2050 the number of people within each country that won't be getting enough nutrients. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Consumer Environment Health Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Scientists Oppose Trump Nominee to Agriculture Post Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-07-21/climate-change-air-quality/scientists-oppose-trump-nominee-to-agriculture-post/a58624-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-07-21/climate-change-air-quality/scientists-oppose-trump-nominee-to-agriculture-post/a58624-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Climate Change/Air Quality Education Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Report Shows Medicaid Vital for Rural Children Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-08/health-issues/report-shows-medicaid-vital-for-rural-children/a58025-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-08/health-issues/report-shows-medicaid-vital-for-rural-children/a58025-2 Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, found that, nationally, 16 percent of adults and 45 percent of children living outside of metropolitan areas are insured through Medicaid, significant increases since before the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion. Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown center, maintains that's something federal lawmakers need to consider as they contemplate huge proposed cuts to the program. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Consumer Disabilities Family/Father Issues Health Poverty Rural/Farming Youth Proposed USDA Cuts Slash Programs for the Poor Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-03-17/budget-policy-and-priorities/proposed-usda-cuts-slash-programs-for-the-poor/a56899-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-03-17/budget-policy-and-priorities/proposed-usda-cuts-slash-programs-for-the-poor/a56899-1 proposed budget is being called a "war on people in poverty" by some in New York. The administration's spending plan would slash the U.S. Department of Agriculture by $4.7 billion, a 21 percent cut. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Hunger/Food/Nutrition Poverty Rural/Farming Senior Report: Biofuel Mandate Harms Wildlife, Water Quality Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-12-16/endangered-species-and-wildlife/report-biofuel-mandate-harms-wildlife-water-quality/a55442-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-12-16/endangered-species-and-wildlife/report-biofuel-mandate-harms-wildlife-water-quality/a55442-1 a new report. The National Wildlife Federation report, "Fueling Destruction," said wildlife has been put at risk by converting previously uncultivated land to grow corn and soybeans, the crops used to make most ethanol and biodiesel fuels. 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Mon, 25 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-03-25/media-reform/land-lines-endangered-phone-species/a31538-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-03-25/media-reform/land-lines-endangered-phone-species/a31538-1 (Read More)]]> Senior Rural/Farming Media Reform Consumer “Superstorm" Sandy Faces Down Fracking Backers Thu, 01 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-11-01/water/superstorm-sandy-faces-down-fracking-backers/a29113-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-11-01/water/superstorm-sandy-faces-down-fracking-backers/a29113-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Environmental Justice Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Toxics Water Dryden, NY: A Year at the Center of Debate Over Fracking Mon, 06 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-08-06/environment/dryden-ny-a-year-at-the-center-of-debate-over-fracking/a27766-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-08-06/environment/dryden-ny-a-year-at-the-center-of-debate-over-fracking/a27766-1 (Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Budget Policy & Priorities Climate Change/Air Quality Endangered Species & Wildlife Energy Policy Environment Livable Wages/Working Families Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Water New Yorkers: What's in the Farm Bill for Us? Thu, 07 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-06-07/environment/new-yorkers-whats-in-the-farm-bill-for-us/a26820-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-06-07/environment/new-yorkers-whats-in-the-farm-bill-for-us/a26820-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Environment Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture New Hurdle for Fracking in New York's Marcellus Shale? Mon, 16 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-04-16/climate-change-air-quality/new-hurdle-for-fracking-in-new-yorks-marcellus-shale/a25901-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-04-16/climate-change-air-quality/new-hurdle-for-fracking-in-new-yorks-marcellus-shale/a25901-1 (Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Environmental Justice Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Water Is 'Genetically Modified' the Future of Our Food? Mon, 13 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-02-13/hunger-food-nutrition/is-genetically-modified-the-future-of-our-food/a24806-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-02-13/hunger-food-nutrition/is-genetically-modified-the-future-of-our-food/a24806-1 (Read More)]]> Consumer Environment Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Toxics NY Town's Battle Over Wind Power Makes it to the Big Screen Mon, 30 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-01-30/energy-policy/ny-towns-battle-over-wind-power-makes-it-to-the-big-screen/a24505-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-01-30/energy-policy/ny-towns-battle-over-wind-power-makes-it-to-the-big-screen/a24505-1 (Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Climate Change/Air Quality Endangered Species & Wildlife Energy Policy Environment Health Native American Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Fracking and the EPA: Two Endangered Species? Mon, 12 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-12-12/environment/fracking-and-the-epa-two-endangered-species/a23746-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-12-12/environment/fracking-and-the-epa-two-endangered-species/a23746-1 Catskill Mountainkeeper. ...(Read More)]]> Climate Change/Air Quality Energy Policy Environment Environmental Justice Health Rural/Farming Toxics Water A Prosperous and Strong America is a Secure America Mon, 25 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-07-25/rural-farming/a-prosperous-and-strong-america-is-a-secure-america/a21355-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-07-25/rural-farming/a-prosperous-and-strong-america-is-a-secure-america/a21355-1 (Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Education International Relief Peace Rural/Farming In Search of More Elbow Room for Chickens Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-07-11/animal-welfare/in-search-of-more-elbow-room-for-chickens/a21122-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-07-11/animal-welfare/in-search-of-more-elbow-room-for-chickens/a21122-1 United Egg Producers and The Humane Society of the United States are joining forces in an unlikely partnership to ask Congress for new federal standards for all commercial egg producers in New York and the nation. The proposed legislation would require that conventional hen cages be phased out and replaced with cages that give each hen almost double the space they generally have now. ...(Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Report: Slow Going Internet Access "Cripples" Rural Economies Wed, 27 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-04-27/media-reform/report-slow-going-internet-access-cripples-rural-economies/a19763-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-04-27/media-reform/report-slow-going-internet-access-cripples-rural-economies/a19763-1 (Read More)]]> Social Justice Rural/Farming Media Reform Education Early Childhood Education Cultural Resources Consumer Civic Engagement Budget Policy & Priorities New Threats to NY Drinking Water? Mon, 25 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-04-25/water/new-threats-to-ny-drinking-water/a19697-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-04-25/water/new-threats-to-ny-drinking-water/a19697-1 (Read More)]]> Endangered Species & Wildlife Energy Policy Environment Environmental Justice Climate Change/Air Quality Health Public Lands/Wilderness Rural/Farming Toxics Water Small NY Family Farms Left Holding the Manure? 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Rachel Schneider, educational program director with Hawthorne Valley Farm in New York, says some of the program's students come from multi-generational family farms, while others are city residents who own land upstate and are curious to learn if they can make a go of it in farming. ...(Read More)]]> Consumer Environment Rural/Farming Sustainable Agriculture Dose to Dinner Plate: NY Rep Wants Action on Antibiotic Use in Livestock Fri, 16 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-07-16/health-issues/dose-to-dinner-plate-ny-rep-wants-action-on-antibiotic-use-in-livestock/a14985-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-07-16/health-issues/dose-to-dinner-plate-ny-rep-wants-action-on-antibiotic-use-in-livestock/a14985-1 (Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Children's Consumer Family/Father Issues Health Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Women's Youth New York Farmland's Disappearing Act Tue, 15 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-06-15/environment/new-york-farmlands-disappearing-act/a14486-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-06-15/environment/new-york-farmlands-disappearing-act/a14486-2 (Read More)]]> Animal Welfare Endangered Species & Wildlife Environment Hunger/Food/Nutrition Rural/Farming Urban Planning/Transportation