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What's in your vehicle and A/C systems? >> Environment dbryan
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cautioning homeowners, manufacturers of propane-based refrigerants, home improvement contractors and air conditioning technicians of the ...more

Bull Mills outing combines nature with history >> Environment mariwinn
Calling attention to a section of the trunk of a downed tree, retired Ferrell- Duncan gastroenterologist and dedicated Master Naturalist Dr. Bob Kipfer explained the process of determining the tree's ...more

Learning about Schoolcraft and Pettibone >> Environment mariwinn
Missouri Department of Conservation Outdoors Skills Specialist Brian Flowers shows off a shotgun historically known as a fowling piece that he said was similar to the one Missouri "explorers" Henry ...more

VW fined for polluting air >> Environment allen
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, today filed a civil complaint in federal court in Detroit, Michigan against Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, ...more

Lawsuit presses for lake water quality standards >> Environment staff
St. Louis - It has been four years since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) rejected Missouri's proposed nutrient standards for lakes, and neither the State of Missouri nor US EPA has ...more

Golden Prairie: A place of continuing inspiration >> Environment mariwinn
Just off of SE 80th Lane and SE 90th Road about two miles south of Golden City in Barton County is an entrance to the Golden Prairie. The parking area isn't paved and no sign greets you at the dirt ...more

Money is available to improve the environment >> Environment jjerek
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have partnered to provide $739,000 to private ...more

Solar energy triumphs in legal battle >> Environment kthurman
After a long legal battle, a Missouri Supreme Court decision has been finalized, resulting in Empire District Electric Company (Empire) filing a tariff, agreeing to pay solar rebates to its ...more

New Madrid fault is bigger hazard than thought >> Environment staff
Next to the impressive seismic activity on the U.S. west coast, the New Madrid fault represents the next highest hazard. It significantly affects several states around New Madrid, a county in the ...more

Missouri stakeholders discuss carbon emissions >> Environment staff
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is meeting today (June 14, 2014) with key stakeholders to devise a state plan for reducing carbon pollution. Standards of the Environmental Protection ...more

More ugly cellphone towers in your future >> Environment staff
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Municipal League and local government officials across the state are disappointed that SB650, the Uniform Wireless Communications Infrastructure Deployment Act, has ...more

Nation's largest coal company promises clean-up >> Environment jval
WASHINGTON – Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (Alpha), one of the nation’s largest coal companies, Alpha Appalachian Holdings (formerly Massey Energy), and 66 subsidiaries have agreed to spend an ...more

Faith leaders oppose Keystone XL Pipeline >> Environment sgolden
Faith leaders in the path of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline are joining colleagues across the country to urge President Barack Obama to reject the project in order to curb carbon ...more

DNR accused of failure to inspect its own towers >> Environment staff
Washington, DC — Contrary to its own standards, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) failed to have its park water towers and storage facilities professionally inspected, according to ...more

Coalition says, stop tampering with WRDA >> Environment staff
A spokesperson for the Missouri Coalition for the Environment is calling attention to new corruption and cronyism on Capitol Hill. This time it is in reference to changes to the Water Resources ...more

Groups challenge Missouri state agencies >> Environment pjwilson
Groups file suit against state agencies for obstructing implementation of state Renewable Energy Standard Law Yesterday, attorneys for Great Rivers Environmental Law Center filed suit against four ...more

Dilbert may be funny, dilbit impact isn't >> Environment staff
Proposed Enbridge Flanagan South pipeline Keystone XL isn't the only Canadian tar sands pipeline in America. A Canadian company plans to start construction as soon as August on a stretch of a tar ...more

Oklahoma to monitor and post algae blooms >> Environment spantlik
This is an example of a blue green algae bloom in a lake. (Photo compliments of the Oklahoma Dept. of Environmental ...more

EPA's latest report shows increase in emissions >> Environment milbourn
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 17th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory. The final report shows overall emissions in 2010 increased by 3.2 percent from ...more

2011, a high tornadic year but not the worst >> Environment jroberti reports last year, 2011, went down in the record books as the fourth deadliest tornado year ever in the United States with 550 fatalities. 2011 had an unusually high number of large, ...more

EPA grants to fund Joplin school bus replacement >> Environment staff
Kansas City, KS – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $999,460 to the $1.7 million Missouri Department of Natural Resources “Clean Up Missouri” Project to replace, retrofit and ...more

Agencies detail Obama's Great Outdoors Initiative >> Environment mhooven
WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration today (Oct. 12, 2011) detailed how the President’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative (AGO) is opening up access to lands and waters, restoring critical ...more

On the road to extinction: Ozark hellbenders >> Environment gparham
HELLBENDER (Photo by J. Humphries) Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) are extremely large, completely aquatic salamanders basically native to the eastern United States but found in the ...more

MoDOT uses hungry bugs to control knapweed >> Environment sally-o
JEFFERSON CITY - They are tiny, tireless, hungry, and environmentally friendly--except to one invasive weed. They're called seedhead weevils, pictured at left, and the Missouri ...more

Threatened species receive federal aid >> Environment gparham
WASHINGTON --Missouri and Wisconsin will receive a total of $1.4 million to acquire and protect more than 1,400 acres of high quality habitat supporting endangered and threatened species, according ...more

Solar energy gets reprieve in Missouri >> Environment cklein
The Missouri solar rebate program, enacted by voters in Prop C's Renewable Energy Standard, received strong support this week in two critical decisions. First, the Missouri Public Service Commission ...more

Ozark National Scenic Riverways makes top 10 list >> Environment staff
Missouri made a top 10 list yesterday (May 17, 2011), but not one to brag about. The Ozark National Scenic Riverways, made up of the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers (Missouri's national park area in ...more

EPA offers guidance on clean-up of broken CFLs >> Environment ryost
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) late last month updated its guidance on how to properly clean up a broken compact fluorescent lamp (CFL). Included with the guidance is a ...more






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