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  • Annual event aims to promote use of rain barrels

    By Associated Press

    An annual event to help people conserve water by using rain barrels is scheduled for this weekend in Detroit. Published April 21, 2014

  • A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Lansing State Journal. April 17. Published April 21, 2014

  • Big Bang a big question for most Americans: Poll

    By Seth Borenstein and Jennifer Agiesta - Associated Press

    Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found. Published April 21, 2014

  • NY agency sponsors week of Earth Day events

    By Associated Press

    The state Department of Environmental Conservation is commemorating the 44th Anniversary of Earth Day with a weeklong series of events around the state. Published April 21, 2014

  • Money for Lake Michigan shoreline projects

    By Associated Press

    The state of Illinois has announced $1.6 million for more than two dozen environmental and education projects aimed at helping to conserve the Lake Michigan shoreline. Published April 21, 2014

  • Former EPA official: Fracking transparency vital

    By Associated Press

    Controversies over the fracking process may be inevitable, a former administrator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged recently, but Wisconsin can protect its place as the leading supplier of sand for the nation's fracking boom as long as the state has strong regulations, maintains maximum transparency and responds quickly to neighbors' concerns. Published April 20, 2014

  • Agent: collecting evidence in Magnolia can case

    By Associated Press

    The State Auditor's office is continuing to investigate the alleged embezzlement of public money by Magnolia's former city grounds and street keeper. Published April 20, 2014

  • Pinellas County condo in conflict over dog beach

    By Associated Press

    Dog owners and residents of a Pinellas County condominium complex are in a dispute over a popular dog park. Published April 20, 2014

  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    By Kevin Begos - Associated Press

    After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom. Published April 20, 2014

  • News from around Wisconsin at 5:28 a.m. CDT

    By Associated Press

    A bill that would put outside agencies in charge of investigating officer-involved deaths could create conflict and confusion for Wisconsin agencies that have traditionally done it themselves, police observers say. Published April 20, 2014

  • Ohio hog farms hit by disease that kills baby pigs

    By Associated Press

    A relatively new virus that kills newborn pigs has been found on hog farms around Ohio. Published April 20, 2014

  • Invasive carp's DNA found in eastern Ohio river

    By Associated Press

    Bighead carp DNA has been discovered in eastern Ohio's Muskingum River, raising concerns the invasive fish might have found a new route to Lake Erie. Published April 20, 2014

  • Deer herd's 150-mile migration is longest recorded

    By CHRISTINE PETERSON - Associated Press

    Each spring, a herd of mule deer leaves the Red Desert and follows a trail of greening grass and retreating snow along the western slope of the Wind River Range. Months later, the animals arrive in the Hoback Basin south of Jackson, more than 150 miles away. Published April 20, 2014

  • Fairbanks tries to improve water quality

    By Associated Press

    Fairbanks officials are launching a public-education effort in an effort to reduce water pollution. Published April 20, 2014

  • Florida man examines oil spill dolphin deaths

    By Associated Press

    A south Florida man's work is helping researchers better understand long-term damage to dolphins from the massive 2010 BP oil spill. Published April 20, 2014

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