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Archive: October 9, 2019

In places such as the Permian Basin, the International Energy Agency estimates the oil and gas industry could use today's technologies to reduce methane emissions by 75%. (jpl.nasa.gov)

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A study is under way to determine how much methane is escaping from New Mexico's Permian Basin, one of the most prolific oil and gas basins in the United States. Methane emissions are 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at driving climate change in the near term, so ...Read More

Seven in 10 teens are exposed to e-cigarette advertising, according to the National Institute on Drug abuse. (Adobe Stock)

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CONCORD, N.H. - Whether they use vaping products or cigarettes, New Hampshire teens who want help quitting now can connect with a tobacco-cessation coach through a new program. "My Life, My Quit" was launched by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Sai Cherala, bureau chie ...Read More

River flooding is common on the plains of Minnesota, where many communities are seeing heavier rain and more flood-related issues to prepare for. (Mitch/Adobe Stock)

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ALBERT LEA, Minn. – State climate officials say Minnesota is seeing more rain than it used to, and that's forcing cities to adapt their planning. According to the Department of Natural Resources' climate office, rainfall events of more than three inches have increased 65% since 2000. Many of ...Read More

Member-owned co-ops power 56% of the nation's landmass, according to the National Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives. (Adobe Stock)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. - This month is National Cooperative Month, and Kentucky's 26 electric co-ops supply power to 1.5 million Commonwealth residents in all 120 counties. Electric cooperatives are member-owned, not-for-profit utility companies, often serving rural areas. Unlike a traditional utility that ...Read More

Indian Point is one of several nuclear power plants across the country scheduled for decommissioning. (mandritoiu/Adobe Stock)

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MONTROSE, N.Y. - Elected officials, environmental groups and scientists will gather in Montrose on Thursday for a regional forum on decommissioning nuclear power plants, including Indian Point. The forum will address an audience of federal, state and local officials and citizens about public safety ...Read More

A new study shows such factors as race, housing, transportation and food availability all can have profound effects on the life expectancy in a neighborhood. (Soryn/Adobe Stock)

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HOUSTON – Where you live in Texas can be a determining factor in how long you live, according to new research. The map, developed by the Episcopal Health Foundation, analyzed census tracts to reveal significant differences in life expectancy in neighborhoods sometimes only a few miles apart. ...Read More

Approximately 11.4% of South Dakota's population consistently struggles with food insecurity, meaning they don't always know where their next meal is coming from. (hungertaskforce.org)

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Organizations that help feed hungry South Dakotans are concerned their supplies will run short this holiday season unless individuals and civic groups step forward to help. The group Feeding South Dakota has encouraged earlier-than-usual food drives because unexpected events, pa ...Read More

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a presidential forum hosted by the Service Employees International Union. (Facebook)

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is getting some attention for her recently released labor platform, which focuses on unions and "sectoral bargaining," a concept new to most Americans. Sectoral bargaining is when an entire field or industry agrees on b ...Read More

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