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Federal funds help build Boston’s climate-ready workforce The City of Boston has been awarded nearly $10 million in federal funding to help build a Climate-Ready Workforce.More than 1,000 people will receive job training in construction, wastewater management and more, to combat the growing threat of sea level rise.Gina Raimondo, U.S. ...(Read More…
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UT ranks third for overall child well-being; more education support urged Utah is among the best states in the nation for children's overall well-being according to a new national report, but experts are emphasizing the need for further investments in education. Utah ranks third in this year's Kids Count Data Book, which examines 16 indicators of e…
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Georgia among bottom 10 states for children's health, despite some improvements, Tropical disturbance causes rare flash flood emergency in southern Florida. Rural Climate Partnership helps rural communities tackle emissions. And New Jersey sees high lead levels in soil, but electric vehicles could improve air quality and health…
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Merit America expands its training courses for low-wage workers with a $15 million grant from the Crankstart foundation, Inflation slowed slightly in May, suggesting U.S. price growth may be easing. And civil and environmental groups are concerned about working conditions in other countries where critical minerals for the US clean energy industry a…
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High housing costs in MA impacting childrens’ overall well-being Massachusetts is known for its quality education and health care systems, but high housing costs are straining family budgets and impacting childrens' well-being, according to a new report. The 2024 Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds more than 30% of childre…
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MA could become 11th state with medical aid-in-dying law Lawmakers in Massachusetts are considering legislation to allow medical aid in dying as an option for mentally capable, terminally ill adults. Patients age eighteen and older with less than six months to live could request medication from their physician, to take at their time of choosing and…
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Rural UT produces significant amount of emissions, expert sounds alarm At least 12% of Utah's population lives in rural areas, and a new report finds that a significant portion of the state's greenhouse-gas emissions originate there.A Rural Climate Partnership report finds that 36% of U.S. emissions are produced in rural America. ...(Read More)…
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CA makes progress toward conserving 30% of land, water; President Joe Biden says he will not pardon his son Hunter Biden if he's convicted on gun-related charges; Nearly 100% of NV's combustion power plant emissions come from rural regions; Credit limit cuts signal financial woes for some Ohioans.
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Animal rights group wants to end use of livestock gestation crates An international animal right's group is calling on the U.S. restaurant chain industry to reduce or eliminate the use of gestation crates for livestock and poultry grown for meat.Since 2002, 11 states have restricted or banned gestation crates but Utah is not among them. ...(Read Mo…
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Free community college plan in MA burdens underpaid, overworked staff The Massachusetts Senate has proposed free community college for all residents, but educators say an influx of new students could overwhelm the system.The MassEducate plan invests $75 million in new spending to cover tuition and fees and creates a fund for emergency costs, like c…
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One UT county receives federal funds for water reuse project As water scarcity affects states across the West, a Utah community is getting funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help support its water reuse and drought resilience projects. The Washington County Water Conservancy District in St. George received over $20 million in funding f…
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Housing, transportation limit MA seniors' access to quality health care High housing and transportation costs are preventing some Massachusetts seniors from seeing their health care providers, according to a new report.United Health Foundation found despite an increase in the number of geriatric care providers and access to telemedicine, measures o…
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