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How water savvy are you? >> Environment mariwinn
Tiffany Frey and Mike Kromrey are both executive directors of non-profit agencies that monitor and help correct water issues in the Springfield, Missouri area. An avid fly fisherman, Kromrey has a ...more

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

The Nature Conservancy joins clean water advocates >> Environment ahwelch
More than three dozen members of the southwest Missouri community gathered last week to discuss strategies for protecting the rivers and streams of the western Ozarks, with a focus on those that ...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

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

Invasive stink bug from Asia is found locally >> Environment d-burton
University of Missouri Extension Horticulturists Kelly McGowan and Patrick Byers say the first reported Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, pictured, in southwest Missouri has been confirmed and area ...more

Clever R-V receives EPA funding for new school bus >> Environment staff
The Clever R-V School District is one of 10 Missouri school districts that will be able to add a new cleaner bus to its fleet. A total of $515,000 in rebates were issued by the Environmental ...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

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






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