Colorado Springs, Colorado (NAPSI) - Road accidents caused by distracted or speeding drivers are a huge risk for the more than 135,000 men and women of the waste and recycling industry who are out in force each day keeping our communities clean and healthy-but you can be part of the solution.

Washington, DC - United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretaries Robert Bonnie and Michael Scuse today pledged up to $5 million to state and local partnerships in six states for accelerating tree planting along the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The pledge was made at a summit in Washington, D.C. attended by leaders of Chesapeake Bay water quality restoration efforts.

Riverside, California (NAPSI) - If any of the more than 79 million American students who carry school backpacks is someone you care about, here are a few ideas you may care to consider:

New Orleans, Louisiana (NAPSI) - Even after a storm has passed, there are still some things to watch out for. For example, electrical dangers may still pose a risk throughout the community and even in your home.

Yuma, Arizona - For the first time in years, rising home prices are boosting sellers' confidence.

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - A foundation that honors the U.S. Army has found a new way to salute the efforts of organizations that serve veterans.

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - By February 2009, Ken Campbell had had enough. The Lincoln, California horse rancher caught the now famous economic “rant” by CNBC correspondent Rick Santelli, who said on national TV, “We’re thinking of having a Chicago tea party in July. All you capitalists that want to show up at Lake Michigan, I’m gonna start organizing.” Santelli didn’t start organizing a local tea party but Campbell did.