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Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals





September 2013




News Reports and Resources


Pipeline Dangers
Center for Biological Diversity | READ STORY

The Center for Biological Diversity presents a time-lapse video indicating the sequence and location of nearly 8000 pipeline spills and explosions in the United States since 1986. The video comes alongside detailed analysis emphasizing the number of accidents involving oil and other hazardous liquids which come to pass in the U.S.

Segregation and Integration in America

Atlantic Cities | READ STORY

These complex dot-maps, created by demographic researcher Dustin Cable from publicly available data in the 2010 census, and presented by the Atlantic, show the distribution of race and ethnicity across the geography of the United States, demonstrating that racial and ethnic segregation remains more prominent than we may think.

Young Adults Stay at Home

Pew Social Trends | READ STORY

The number of adults between the ages of 18 and 31 living in their parents' home has increased from 32% in 2007 to 36% in 2012, marking the highest frequency in forty years. At least a third of the record 21.6 million young adults living at home are college students, and the men of this generation are considerably more likely to live with their parents than are the women.

Best Alternative Energy Spots
Washington Post | READ STORY

This report by the Washington Post evaluates data compiled by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, showing that the best locations for solar and wind energy sites may not be the most obvious. Sunny states like Arizona are an intuitive first choice for solar energy, but a panel in New Jersey or West Virginia may actually provide more net benefit.

Broadband and the Rural Economy
Daily Yonder | READ STORY

The rural and exurban (non-metropolitan) areas with the highest rates of broadband adoption tend also to have significantly higher growth in median household income. The unemployment rates in high-adoption areas increase at a slower rate, and areas with high-adoption rates experience higher rates of business growth, particularly in terms of "creative class employment."

Temperature Change, 1880 to 2012

NASA has compiled 130 years of climate maps demonstrating the change in temperature during the period. This comes alongside a report by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions showing that although 90% of top global companies identify climate change as a risk to normal business operations in coming years, few are doing anything to address climate risks.

Wage Changes and Economic Recovery
Atlantic Cities | READ STORY

More than 50% of Americans are making more money today than they were five years ago, according to a recent Gallup poll. But the distribution of wage growth has been divided unevenly across the country. Smaller metropolitan areas have shown more growth than their larger metro counterparts.



President's Corner
The Community Foundation Convening for Montana takes place Oct. 2 in Missoula, Oct. 9 in Lewistown and Oct. 11 in Glendive. The agenda includes Accounting Boot Camp, Grantmaking, Community Foundations 101: Board Governance, and Facilitator Excellence Techniques. The training is open to all board, staff and volunteers of community foundation or other philanthropic organizations and community partners. Cost is just $35 and includes registration, lunch, snacks & networking dinner. Register online or at Montana Community Foundation for more information.

MSU Extension is proud to again sponsor the Mobilizing Rural Communities Conference, Sept. 25-26 in Great Falls, MT. Registration is open and the agenda is now available online.

The Western Rural Development Center is hosting the Extension Sustainability Summit, October 2-3 in Park City, UT. The Summit brings together Cooperative Extension agents and specialists to present and discuss outreach and education activities in five thematic areas: Land, Air, Food, Water, and Energy. Check out the agenda and register today.

-Paul Lachapelle
MACDEP President

Upcoming Events

Montana Energy Resources: Past, Present and Future

September 3-November 9, 2013
Online Webinar Series
Sponsor: Montana State University Extended University


September 16-20, 2013
Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsor: NACDEP

University Economic Development Association

October 27-30, 2013
Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsor: University Economic Development Association

International Association for Community Development

June 9-11, 2014
Glasgow, Scotland
Sponsor: International Association for Community Development

Grants and Awards

Grant to Support Science or Math Education: K-5 Teachers

Deadline: October 1, 2013
Funder: Toshiba America Foundation

Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)

Deadline: October 17, 2013
Funder: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH

Grants for Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability Initiatives

Deadline: December 1, 2013
Funder: The Ray C. Anderson Foundation

Community Development Block Grant - Economic Development Program (CDBG-ED)

Deadline: Open
Funder: MT Department of Commerce

National/International News

U.S. Questioned Safety of Bakken Before Lac-Mégantic

Globe and Mail; August 29

School Districts Reject Healthy Lunch Plan

Idaho Statesman; August 27

Wind Farm Proximity Found Not to Impact Home Values

Denver Post; August 27

Wyoming to Receive $40M in Mineral Release Fees

Star Tribune; August 27

Arizona Considers Deregulating Energy Market

Daily Times; August 26

Montana News

Tester Hears Farm Concerns

Daily Chronicle; August 30

Billings Manufactures High-Tech Traffic Signal

Billings Gazette; August 29

MT Joins Fracking Dispute Among Attorneys General

Helena IR; August 29

Clark Fork River Restrictions Lifted

Missoulian; August 28

Montana Among Most Dangerous States for Work

Billings Gazette; August 26







MSU Extension

MSU Extension Community Development | Wilson Hall 2-117 P.O. Box 172240 | Bozeman, MT 59717-2240
Tel: (406) 994-3620
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