Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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The Supreme Court weakens Miranda rights protections, a campaign gathers signatures to start a consumer-owned utility in Maine, and the Jan. 6 Committee subpoenas former White House counsel Pat Cipollone.

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Immigration advocates criticize border policies after migrants die in a tractor-trailer, the U.S. opens a permanent headquarters for U.S. forces in Poland, and a House committee hears about growing housing inequity.

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From flying saucers to bologna America's summer festivals kick off, rural hospitals warn they do not have the necessities to respond in the post-Roe scramble, countering voter suppression, and campaigns encourage midterm voting in Indian Country.

The Rev. Leonard Jackson speaks at a clean-energy rally in 2017. His Faith Organizing Alliance says the Juneteenth message of freedom can also be helpful in motivating people to work toward curbing climate change. (Steve Marcus)
The Rev. Leonard Jackson speaks at a clean-energy rally in 2017. His Faith Organizing Alliance says the Juneteenth message of freedom can also be helpful in motivating people to work toward curbing climate change. (Steve Marcus)

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Members of Nevada's African American community say they're channeling the spirit of Juneteenth to fight for environmental justice. Church-affiliated …

California has been wracked with devastating wildfire and drought, exacerbated by climate change. (toa555/Adobe Stock)
California has been wracked with devastating wildfire and drought, exacerbated by climate change. (toa555/Adobe Stock)

A big rally is planned for tomorrow (Thursday) in Sacramento on issues related to climate change. Advocates will urge the California Air Resources …

Wildlife mapping efforts of species such as pronghorn reply on GPS radio collaring. (Stephen/Adobe Stock)
Wildlife mapping efforts of species such as pronghorn reply on GPS radio collaring. (Stephen/Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Mapping migration routes is important for conserving species such as pronghorn, so supporters hope Congress will fund mapping efforts. The United …

A new report includes an assessment of urban trees in nearly 80 cities in the Puget Sound area. (adonis_abril/Adobe Stock)
A new report includes an assessment of urban trees in nearly 80 cities in the Puget Sound area. (adonis_abril/Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Trees in urban areas provide a number of benefits, from shade to cleaner air. Authors of a new assessment hope Puget Sound cities and towns will keep …

Last year, Iowa had more than 2,000 job openings that fall under the green-energy umbrella. (Adobe Stock)
Last year, Iowa had more than 2,000 job openings that fall under the green-energy umbrella. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
By Laura Aka for Working Nation.Broadcast version by Mike Moen reporting for the Iowa News Service Working Nation-Public News Service Collaboration "…

The United States generates more plastic waste than any other country, according to a report from The Pew Charitable Trusts. (EAD72/Adobe Stock)
The United States generates more plastic waste than any other country, according to a report from The Pew Charitable Trusts. (EAD72/Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
California lawmakers are considering a bill today to cut down on single-use plastics that are choking the nation's landfills and oceans. Senate Bill …

Examples of brownfield sites include an out-of-business gas station, or an old dry-cleaning business which may have disposed chemical solvents down the drain, contaminating the groundwater. (Adobe Stock)
Examples of brownfield sites include an out-of-business gas station, or an old dry-cleaning business which may have disposed chemical solvents down the drain, contaminating the groundwater. (Adobe Stock)

Minnesota has more than 10,000 brownfield sites, which are abandoned or idled properties in need of contamination removal. State officials will soon …

PFAS are used in a wide range of products, including cookware. Scientists say as a result, most humans have been exposed to these harmful chemicals at some point in their lives. (Adobe Stock)
PFAS are used in a wide range of products, including cookware. Scientists say as a result, most humans have been exposed to these harmful chemicals at some point in their lives. (Adobe Stock)

Compared to other states, North Dakota has not seen a lot of documented water contamination from the "forever chemicals" known as Perfluorinated and …

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A California newt attempts to cross the road. (Jose Benedicto de Jesus/Center for Biological Diversity)
A California newt attempts to cross the road. (Jose Benedicto de Jesus/Center for Biological Diversity)

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
A bill to prioritize wildlife crossings gets a hearing in the state Senate Transportation Committee today. The Safe Roads and Wildlife Protection …

Salmon on the Snake River continue to struggle, despite actions like spilling more water at the river's dams. (davidrh/Adobe Stock)
Salmon on the Snake River continue to struggle, despite actions like spilling more water at the river's dams. (davidrh/Adobe Stock)

A report from leaders in Washington state lays out how the services of four dams on the lower Snake River could be replaced in order to save ailing sa…

The Ice Harbor dam in southeastern Washington is among those that could be breached to help Northwest salmon. (davidrh/Adobe Stock)
The Ice Harbor dam in southeastern Washington is among those that could be breached to help Northwest salmon. (davidrh/Adobe Stock)

A report from leaders in Washington state lays out how the services of four dams on the lower Snake River could be replaced in order to save ailing sa…

Minnesota officials say conservation practices, through its Water Quality Certification Program, have reduced nitrogen loss on farmland up to 49%. (Adobe Stock)
Minnesota officials say conservation practices, through its Water Quality Certification Program, have reduced nitrogen loss on farmland up to 49%. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, June 27, 2022
From extreme drought to wet springs, Minnesota farmers are seeing firsthand the impact of climate change. To help address the growing threat…

In 2006, experts began to note significant yearly declines in honey bee colonies. (Adobe Stock)
In 2006, experts began to note significant yearly declines in honey bee colonies. (Adobe Stock)

From the Frosted Elfin Butterfly to the Rusty Batch Bumble Bee, vital links of Ohio's ecosystem are in trouble. This is Pollinator Week, bringing …

Business-management courses can help new farmers understand systems for allocating expenses, productions costs and other tools to make a profitable operation. (Adobe Stock)
Business-management courses can help new farmers understand systems for allocating expenses, productions costs and other tools to make a profitable operation. (Adobe Stock)

A program in the works is expected to help ensure the livelihood of farmers in Ohio and strengthen food-system resilience. The Family Farm …

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Water is a scarce and precious resource in Nevada, the driest state in the nation, with an average of just over 10 inches of precipitation per year. (Mariusz Blach/Adobestock)
Water is a scarce and precious resource in Nevada, the driest state in the nation, with an average of just over 10 inches of precipitation per year. (Mariusz Blach/Adobestock)

Monday, June 27, 2022
June is National Rivers Month, and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) is getting ready to nominate Lake Tahoe and likely some of …

The Granite Reef Underground Water Storage Project near Mesa is Arizona's largest water-banking facility. (SRP)
The Granite Reef Underground Water Storage Project near Mesa is Arizona's largest water-banking facility. (SRP)

Two decades of extreme drought have put a squeeze on Arizona's water supply, but a once-obscure state agency could soon be at the forefront of …

In 2020, 21.5 million people visited Maryland state parks for activities like fishing, boating and swimming, a 45% increase from 2019. (Adobe Stock)
In 2020, 21.5 million people visited Maryland state parks for activities like fishing, boating and swimming, a 45% increase from 2019. (Adobe Stock)

This Memorial Day Weekend, Maryland Department of Natural Resources responded to three fatal incidents; two drownings and a jet-ski collision…

According to the Audubon Society, 34 states have passed measures regulating lead ammunition since the early 1990s. (Adobe Stock)
According to the Audubon Society, 34 states have passed measures regulating lead ammunition since the early 1990s. (Adobe Stock)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is considering a ban on lead ammunition on several national wildlife refuges, a move some wildlife …

A bobcat uses a culvert to travel underneath a highway. (National Park Service)
A bobcat uses a culvert to travel underneath a highway. (National Park Service)

Between 2016 and 2020, more than 44,000 Californians reported hitting a wild animal with a vehicle. So tomorrow, state lawmakers will consider a …

A wildlife camera at a culvert underneath U.S. Highway 395 collects data on deer migration. (Pathways for Wildlife)
A wildlife camera at a culvert underneath U.S. Highway 395 collects data on deer migration. (Pathways for Wildlife)

A new study aims to reduce wildlife collisions in one of the biggest hotspots for them - Highway 395 from Reno, Nevada, through Tahoe up to …

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's model of the beach view of the proposed floating wind turbines in Morro Bay projects that they would be indistinguishable on the horizon. (BOEM)
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's model of the beach view of the proposed floating wind turbines in Morro Bay projects that they would be indistinguishable on the horizon. (BOEM)

Local elected officials are calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to halt all permitting for future oil and gas projects, in light of recent progress with …

Debate has been building in states like Minnesota, Iowa, and North and South Dakota over plans to construct underground pipelines that would carry and store carbon emissions from ethanol plants. (Adobe Stock)
Debate has been building in states like Minnesota, Iowa, and North and South Dakota over plans to construct underground pipelines that would carry and store carbon emissions from ethanol plants. (Adobe Stock)

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) announced it will soon accept public comments on drafting rules to regulate underground carbon-dioxide…

Energy Outreach Colorado has helped Coloradans pay overdue utility bills at an average cost of $591, where previous bills averaged between $400 to $500. (Adobe Stock)
Energy Outreach Colorado has helped Coloradans pay overdue utility bills at an average cost of $591, where previous bills averaged between $400 to $500. (Adobe Stock)

Coloradans are not likely to see much relief in their utility bills any time soon, as a late May cold spell gives way to the full heat of summer…

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The Nature Conservancy in Idaho manages a 30-acre teaching farm in Twin Falls, Ida. (Brad Johnson/The Nature Conservancy)
The Nature Conservancy in Idaho manages a 30-acre teaching farm in Twin Falls, Ida. (Brad Johnson/The Nature Conservancy)

A kinder approach to the soil could be what Idaho farmers need to get more out of their land. The Nature Conservancy in Idaho has a demonstration …

According to the Center for American Progress, low-income women and women of color are more likely to rely on infant formula. (Adobe Stock)
According to the Center for American Progress, low-income women and women of color are more likely to rely on infant formula. (Adobe Stock)

Over the past several months, parents across Virginia and the country have struggled to find baby formula, particularly in rural communities…

Grover C. Dills Medical Center in Caliente is one of 13 critical-access hospitals in Nevada. They are spread out over 90% of the state's landmass but serve only 10% of the population. (NRHP)
Grover C. Dills Medical Center in Caliente is one of 13 critical-access hospitals in Nevada. They are spread out over 90% of the state's landmass but serve only 10% of the population. (NRHP)

Rural hospitals in Nevada and across the country will be in dire economic straits once the COVID funding runs out, according to a new report…

The highway use tax helps finance the state's transportation infrastructure program and operate the departments of Motor Vehicles and Transportation. It's estimated it could generate $45 million in revenue in 2023 alone. (Adobe Stock)
The highway use tax helps finance the state's transportation infrastructure program and operate the departments of Motor Vehicles and Transportation. It's estimated it could generate $45 million in revenue in 2023 alone. (Adobe Stock)

Connecticut residents can expect to see a sharp increase in diesel fuel prices starting July 1, and trucking companies say it will be passed on to …

In the past decade, pedestrian fatalities have increased by nearly 60% in the United States. (Adobe Stock)
In the past decade, pedestrian fatalities have increased by nearly 60% in the United States. (Adobe Stock)

Summer is here, and South Dakota roads and intersections will likely see more pedestrians. With larger pickup trucks and SUVs still prevalent…

In some parts of the country, cities have had to suspend garbage service because of staffing shortages. (Adobe Stock)
In some parts of the country, cities have had to suspend garbage service because of staffing shortages. (Adobe Stock)

Local governments in Iowa say they're not immune to hiring challenges seen in the private sector, which is prompting municipalities to rethink how …

The Rogue River was one of the original eight to receive federal protections when the Wild and Scenic Rivers act was passed in 1968. (Eric Tegethoff)
The Rogue River was one of the original eight to receive federal protections when the Wild and Scenic Rivers act was passed in 1968. (Eric Tegethoff)

June is National Rivers Month and a proposal in Congress would protect more of Oregon's rivers. Currently about 2% of Oregon's 110,000 miles of …

Federal and state public lands surround the Big Snowy Mountains in central Montana. (U.S. Forest Service)
Federal and state public lands surround the Big Snowy Mountains in central Montana. (U.S. Forest Service)

Montana is considering a purchase of land in the central part of the state that could open up access to more than 100,000 acres of public land…

The Cuyama Badlands are part of the area that would be protected under the PUBLIC Lands Act. (Bryant Baker/Los Padres Forestwatch)
The Cuyama Badlands are part of the area that would be protected under the PUBLIC Lands Act. (Bryant Baker/Los Padres Forestwatch)

June is National Rivers Month, and conservation groups are pressing the U.S. Senate to vote on the PUBLIC Lands Act, a bill that would add …

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A bill to phase out plastic packaging has passed several committees and is expected to go to the full California State Assembly for a vote by Friday. (Oceana)
A bill to phase out plastic packaging has passed several committees and is expected to go to the full California State Assembly for a vote by Friday. (Oceana)

The California State Assembly is expected to vote this week on a bill that would phase out some of the plastics used in online shipping because they …

Companies like Vestas have established a goal of zero-waste wind turbines by the year 2040. (Adobe Stock)
Companies like Vestas have established a goal of zero-waste wind turbines by the year 2040. (Adobe Stock)

This Earth Day, Americans will be reminded of the need to take steps to protect the environment. Wind turbines are a leading clean-energy source…

Some rural communities in Idaho rely on tourists visiting to fish for salmon. (Parilov/Adobe Stock)
Some rural communities in Idaho rely on tourists visiting to fish for salmon. (Parilov/Adobe Stock)

Salmon-season restrictions on the Columbia River are prompting regionwide discussions on what can be done to save the fish in the Northwest. Bob …

Ensuring that stormwater is recycled quickly is key to preventing polluted water from reaching salmon. (PNPImages/Adobe Stock)
Ensuring that stormwater is recycled quickly is key to preventing polluted water from reaching salmon. (PNPImages/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE -- How water flows in cities affects salmon swimming far away. An event this week is exploring how urban centers can better treat their water …

Anglers in the Columbia River Basin have been packing up earlier than normal this year. (ftfoxfoto/Adobe Stock)
Anglers in the Columbia River Basin have been packing up earlier than normal this year. (ftfoxfoto/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Closed fisheries from imperiled fish runs in the Columbia River Basin are prompting calls for action before it's too late. …

Grand View, ID, home to a waste site that accepts hazardous material, is located about 50 miles south of Boise on the Snake River. (NASA/Wikimedia Commons)
Grand View, ID, home to a waste site that accepts hazardous material, is located about 50 miles south of Boise on the Snake River. (NASA/Wikimedia Commons)

Radioactive soil in Australia is being excavated and shipped to a waste disposal facility in Idaho. The soil was polluted from a carbolic acid …

At least eight cities have pulled out of an agreement to use nuclear power from a project that will be built at Idaho National Laboratory. (Sam Beebe/Flickr)
At least eight cities have pulled out of an agreement to use nuclear power from a project that will be built at Idaho National Laboratory. (Sam Beebe/Flickr)

To modernize the industry, nuclear power is making the transition toward smaller reactors. But a report from Taxpayers for Common Sense claims …

The United States has 93 nuclear reactors, down from 104 in 2012. (ThomasLENNE/Adobe Stock)
The United States has 93 nuclear reactors, down from 104 in 2012. (ThomasLENNE/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- Hundreds of groups have signed a letter opposing nuclear subsidies in Congress's infrastructure and budget reconciliation bills…

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A short-finned pilot whale is entangled in a drift gillnet. (NOAA, courtesy of Oceana)
A short-finned pilot whale is entangled in a drift gillnet. (NOAA, courtesy of Oceana)

Marine-conservation groups are celebrating after the U.S. House passed the America COMPETES Act on Friday. The bill primarily boosts semiconductor …

Dr. Matt Costa from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and intern Austin Lupo with WILDCOAST, collect soil samples at Brigantine Basin in Del Mar, Calif., to measure the stored carbon. (WILDCOAST)
Dr. Matt Costa from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and intern Austin Lupo with WILDCOAST, collect soil samples at Brigantine Basin in Del Mar, Calif., to measure the stored carbon. (WILDCOAST)

SAN DIEGUITO LAGOO, Calif. - Coastal protection groups are pressing California to prioritize so-called "blue carbon" ecosystems in the fight against …

Backers of a new initiative say nearly 9 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the world's oceans each year. (Raftography/Sustainable Coastlines)
Backers of a new initiative say nearly 9 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the world's oceans each year. (Raftography/Sustainable Coastlines)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A groundbreaking measure to reduce plastic waste has just qualified for the 2022 ballot. The proposal would give companies a …

 

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