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For Every Drink of Coffee, You Give Light To The World
For every pound of LIFT coffee consumed, Southwest Airlines has donated to green-energy projects in coffee growing areas. The Guatemala Light Project is the recipient of these donations, which is a...more



SNAP Benefit Cuts Put Holes in Critical Safety Net for Low-Income
Individuals who receive food subsidies through SNAP, including 22 million children and 9 million elderly and disabled people, will see a five percent cut in their monthly SNAP benefits. Families...more

Department of Human Services Partners with Neighborhood House to Urge SNAP Participation in Hmong and Latino Communities
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) teamed up with Neighborhood House to bring awareness about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and reach out to Hmong and Latino...more

Hispanic Youth Exposure to Food and Beverage TV Ads Investigated
According to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication, Hispanic youth watched about 12 foods ads per day with the majority appearing on English-language TV and a higher...more

Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Priced Meals
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released the federal income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price school meals and free milk for July 2013 through June...more

Looking Closer at Locally Grown Urban Produce
In a paper recently published in the September-October issue of Journal of Environmental Quality, the findings identify the issues surrounding urban agriculture. Chefs, patrons and communities are...more

Project YEAH Course May Improve Health in Young Adults
According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, the new web-based course - Project YEAH (Young Adults Eating and Active for Health) - can improve health in young...more

Home-Delivered Meals for Seniors Mean States Could Save Money
According to a new study from the Brown University public health researchers, if every state in the US has expanded the number of seniors getting meals by just 1 percent, more than a thousand...more

High Prices for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables Associated with Higher Body Fat in Children
According to American University researchers in the journal Pediatrics, high fresh fruits and vegetables prices are linked with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in young children in low- and...more

Farmers Being Paid for Welcoming Migratory Birds
Backed by the Nature Conservancy and started with data from eBird, the BirdReturns program pays rice farmers in the flight path of migratory shore birds to keep their fields flooded with irrigation...more




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New York Green Bank Set to Open in 2014 with $210 Million Boost

New York Green Bank Set to Open in 2014 with $210 Million Boost
The New York Green Bank gets an initial $210 million of funding boost from the state for...

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