Most Eligible PA Children Missing Benefits of Publicly Funded Pre-K

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-12-15/early-childhood-education/most-eligible-pa-children-missing-benefits-of-publicly-funded-pre-k/a55413-1 December 15, 2016 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window In Pennsylvania, 74 percent of eligible children in suburban districts cannot access publicly funded pre-K. (Terren in Virginia/Flickr) HARRISBURG, Pa. – A … Continued

7 Real Things You Can Do Right Now About the Catastrophe in Aleppo

Posted at http://www.upworthy.com/7-real-things-you-can-do-right-now-about-the-catastrophe-in-aleppo December 13, 2016 By Eric March Syrian government troops are attempting to capture the remaining sections of Aleppo, and its citizens are in grave danger. Aleppo Residents flee rebel-held areas of the city. Photo by Karam Al-Masri/Getty Images. The … Continued

NOAA Issues ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Assessment on ‘Unprecedented’ Arctic Warming

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/12/14/noaa-issues-jaw-dropping-assessment-unprecedented-arctic-warming Published on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by Common Dreams Latest Arctic Report Card finds that region’s temperatures continue upward climb twice as fast as global temperature increase By Andrea Germanos, staff writer Ice floe with polar bear … Continued

Sign On: Faith Leaders Call on Congress to Reject Mr. Trump’s Cabinet of Bigotry

From Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org): You may sign on to the letter below at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJvsgZ7LWww8n5LXssbS9h1kERg0A6XSrUoJccoc_BThdzVw/viewform Dear Members of Congress, As a community of faith, we stand firmly and morally opposed to the dangerous and divisive voices that President-elect Trump … Continued

EPA Finally Concludes Fracking Pollutes Drinking Water

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/12/13/epa-finally-concludes-fracking-pollutes-drinking-water Published on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by Common Dreams “We urge the EPA to take into account its own findings and address the urgent need to protect clean water from fracking’s harms,” says Environment America By Nadia … Continued

Report Shows Big Losses for PA if Affordable Care Act Is Repealed

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-12-13/health-issues/report-shows-big-losses-for-pa-if-affordable-care-act-is-repealed/a55382-1 December 13, 2016 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window An estimated 82 percent of those who would lose health coverage if the ACA is repealed are in working families. (James Gathany, … Continued