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Education Department Seeks Applications for Summer Food Program Sponsors
Baton Rouge: Through the Division of Nutrition Assistance, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) is accepting applications from those who wish to become program sponsors for the 2011 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The SFSP provides healthy meals to children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, during summer vacation. Completed applications from potential sponsors are due...
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New Law To Protect Pet Owners Takes Effect January 1, 2011
Pet stores now required to disclose an animal's health history
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is reminding the public about a new law designed to protect consumers by requiring pet stores, animal shelters and animal controls to disclose certain information before they sell or adopt out cats and dogs.
"Consumers have a right to know where an animal was bred or whether it has chronic medical problems before...
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NON-LOCAL UNTREATED FIREWOOD POSES THREAT TO PACIFIC NORTHWEST FORESTS
Thirty-five percent of firewood is brought from another location, increasing risk of invasion from forest pests
SALEM, Oregon- As winter arrives, people across the country engage in a centuries-old tradition of buying or gathering firewood to fuel home fires. In a recent poll conducted by The Nature Conservancy, one in 20 Americans said they moved firewood long distances (i.e., more than 50 miles,...
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Public Input on 'Land Management Report' Available at Meetings in January 2011
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division will hold eight public meetings across the state in order to accept public input on the recently completed "Report of the Land Management Steering Committee." Certain recommendations of the committee can be enacted only through regulations. Public input is key to developing these regulations.
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Delaware Jobs: Energy to Keep Moving
Newark - In his weekly message, Governor Markell talks about some events of the past week that focused on his and the state's energy to keep moving on the jobs front and show progress that Delaware is moving forward to grow new businesses and improve businesses that are already here.
"This time, it is about workers at the Indian River Power Plant in Dagsboro and a project by NRG energy...
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GOV. RITTER ANNOUNCES NEW $13 MILLION BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAMS
Loans target energy initiatives, expected to help more than 160 Colorado businesses
Gov. Bill Ritter, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) announced two new programs today that will finance energy-efficiency improvements in commercial buildings and renewable energy businesses in Colorado.
"These new loan programs answer...
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Agriculture Plan Cultivates Homegrown Success
A new plan will make Nova Scotia's agriculture industry more competitive, innovative and profitable.
Agriculture Minister John MacDonell unveiled the 10-year plan, Homegrown Success, today, Nov. 25.
It outlines a broad approach for the growth of Nova Scotia's agriculture industry. It focuses on creating business opportunities in high-value areas, innovation, building...
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Governor Parnell Backs Susitna Dam Project
Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell today announced his support for the Low Watana site on the Susitna River as the primary hydroelectric opportunity for Alaska's Railbelt. The governor's support follows the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) recommendation for the large hydroelectric project.
"In order to provide low-cost electricity for the Interior and the Railbelt and to meet the state's...
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Environmentally friendly use of wood stoves, fireplaces encouraged
FREDERICTON (CNB) - People who use wood to heat their homes are encouraged to reduce the adverse effects of wood smoke on health and air quality.
"Smoke contains pollutants which may reduce air quality and may also worsen pre-existing health conditions, such as heart conditions and asthma," said Environment Minister Margaret-Ann Blaney. "People who use wood to heat their homes should...
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