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Children’s Environmental Health Summit to spotlight efforts protecting Kentucky’s youngest population

The Kentucky Department for Public Heath (DPH), in collaboration with the Kentucky Population Health Institute, is hosting the fourth annual Children’s Environmental Health Summit on Oct. 10 (National Children’s Environmental Health Day) at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset. This free event will provide an overview of issues impacting children’s health in Kentucky and spotlight ongoing...

Climate Change: A look at the latest National Climate Assessment report — and a heads up

Staff report Thirteen federal agencies released findings this week in a 1,600-page report on climate change. The U.S. Global Change Research Program is a consortium of 13 federal agencies that include the Department of Defense, NASA and the Environmental Protection Agency. The fourth National Climate Assessment is the latest of required reports on federal research into climate change. Mandated by...

Rural Blog: Cheap natural gas, not air-pollutuion regulation, is main reason for coal’s decline

Cheaper natural gas, not regulation of air pollution by President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency, is the main reason for coal’s decline, says a study by Case Western Reserve University published in The Electricity Journal. The study, which used data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, academia, specialized energy consultants, Wall Street analysts and publicly available...