Tim Mandell

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Tim is a writer at the Rural Blog at the University of Kentucky's Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues.
Nearly 200 old coal power plants have closed in the last five years, and dozens more are on the brink of closure, John Cushman Jr. reported for InsideClimate News as part of an ongoing series, Coal's Long Goodbye: Dispatches From...
Most areas of the United States could feed between 80 to 100 percent of the local population with food grown or raised within 50 miles, says a study by the University of California, Merced, Ana Ibarra reported for the Merced...
A boom in the bourbon industry is good news for Kentucky—the state produces 95 percent of the world's bourbon—but has spelled trouble for the struggling wood industry, which has had a difficult time providing enough oak for bourbon barrels,...
A study by Measure of America called Geographies of Opportunity ranks how residents of the nation's 436 congressional districts fare in health, access to knowledge, and living standards. An affluent area "just south of San Francisco that includes high-end cities...
The Obama administration's proposed rules to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030 from existing power plants based on emission levels from 2005 "would result in substantial and rapid improvements in air quality, along with a sharp drop in...