The Kansas Department of Agriculture, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Jackson County, Kansas.
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Kansas State University has continued its commitment to renewable energy with a newly installed electric vehicle charging station on the Manhattan campus.
Kiyoshi Miyasaka climbs the stone steps of his shrine, autumn leaves crunching under his feet. The Shinto priest, dressed in white, aims an orange leaf blower at a row of cobblestones and clears the path of fallen leaves.
Fire is not natural in the Amazon. Virgin rainforest, no matter how fierce the sun, is too wet to catch alight. If the forest burns it is almost always because of humans.
Over the past couple of weeks, City of Manhattan Parks Crews have been working to clear a log jam on Wildcat Creek near Pecan Circle, south of K-18.
How to best incorporate cover crops and crop residues into your forage program to extend the grazing season and lower costs, will be a focus at the upcoming Winter Forage Conference, Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 7001 W. 21st Street N., Wichita, Kansas 67205.
Yesterday, more than 400 Farm Bureau members of Kansas wrapped up business for their farm organization at Kansas Farm Bureau’s 101st annual meeting.
A surprise drop in coal use in the United States and Europe has helped to slow the growth of global carbon dioxide emissions this year, with softening demand in China and India also contributing, according to a study published on Wednesday.
As Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Environment, U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. is proud to announce the participation of Kansas Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Lee E. Tafanelli, on the panel to speak about his experience in reducing the impacts of severe wind events.
Late fall is the time many cattle producers are weaning spring born calves and making selections for replacement females.
The past decade is almost certain to be the hottest on record, weather experts warned on Tuesday, painting a bleak picture of vanishing sea ice, devastating heatwaves and encroaching seas in a report launched at a climate summit in Spain.
Six months after the parent company of Public Service Company of Oklahoma came out publicly with support of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the firm says it will not renew membership next year.
What if researchers could go to a single hub for vast deposits of information on a range of issues from water quality to court rulings to the medicinal powers of marijuana?
Emboldened by Bolsonaro, Land-Hungry Ranchers Are Destroying a Pioneering Project to Help the Poor and Save the Amazon
The Nebraska Farm Bureau is pushing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to keep its promise as it relates to protecting the integrity of the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).
Are private weather companies exceeding the abilities of the National Weather Service in prediction of weather?
Greenhouse gas emissions surged to a record level last year and world temperatures could rise by more than twice the globally agreed warming limit if nothing is done, a U.N. report showed on Tuesday.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism stands to lose millions of dollars after record spring rains led to park closures, property damage and washed-out roads.
The Kansas City District and our partners encourage the public to attend public scoping meetings being held in the Kansas River Basin to provide input on the Kansas River Reservoirs Flood and Sediment Study, a joint-federal and state watershed study effort.
More than 200 beef industry leaders from across the country descended on Manhattan, Kansas, on Nov. 22, 2019, for the first-ever CattleTrace Industry Symposium.
Emergency roadside assistance is at the core of AAA’s traffic safety mission. In fact, AAA Kansas projects assisting more than 1,900 stranded motorists during the busy upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record in 2018, exceeding the average yearly increase of the last decade and reinforcing increasingly damaging weather patterns, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday.
Governor Laura Kelly expressed her support for a recent decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service addressing concerns involving the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Kansas.
The history of this small city built on the cattle trade sets it apart from most towns in rural Kansas.
In St. James Parish, Louisiana, a Taiwanese industrial giant seems likely to be granted a permit to build a billion-dollar plastics plant.
Colorado oil and gas regulators adopted new rules for mapping, testing and cleaning up flow lines
While environmentalists are critical of the recent leasing of federal land in Oklahoma and New Mexico by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, one Oklahoma energy leader believes there are many obstacles before any fracking moratorium is enacted on federal land. And he says any drilling moratorium will hurt the nation’s economy.
Just as scientists studied earthquakes in Oklahoma and blamed the surge in seismic activity on oil and gas wells and disposal wells, another new study is making a similar claim of earthquake activity in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas.
signs of progress in the state’s efforts to cut the carbon pollution
Distilling Company Agrees To Pay $1 Million To Settle Case Over Toxic Cloud That Swept Over Atchison
MGP Ingredients Inc., a leading producer of distilled spirits and specialty proteins and starches, has agreed to pay a fine of $1 million in connection with a toxic chemical release at its plant in Atchison, Kansas, three years ago.
The world’s major fossil fuel producers are set to bust global environmental goals with excessive coal, oil and gas extraction in the next decade, the United Nations and research groups said on Wednesday in the latest warning over climate crisis.
From the 1940s to the 1970s, Project Stormfury and other government efforts tested the limits of the power of science.
Five of 20 sites in the state are in areas vulnerable to fires and flooding
An Atchison, Kan., company today pleaded guilty to violating the federal Clean Air Act and is expected to pay a $1 million fine, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.
Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest rose to its highest in over a decade this year, government data on Monday showed, confirming a sharp increase under the leadership of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro.
Should voters make this call of the wild?
Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, tapped by President Donald Trump to replace Secretary Rick Perry, sailed through a Senate confirmation hearing Thursday where he said he would uphold an agreement to remove weapons-grade plutonium from Nevada.
The Tar Creek Trustees are seeking submissions of restoration project ideas from the public according to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.
The long-standing legal battle over a plan to pump groundwater from eastern Nevada to Las Vegas continued this week as attorneys from both sides of the fight pushed to undo as well as defend differing parts of a former state engineer’s decision to block the plan.
Some of Kansas’ major reservoirs are filling up with sediment, and if something isn’t done to address the issue, parts of eastern Kansas could see water shortages and insufficient flood control as soon as 30 years from now.
A swath of federal land in southeastern Nevada will not be auctioned off Tuesday as planned amid warnings that fracking there could threaten the city of Mesquite’s water supply, according to a critic of the proposed sale.
An environmental group predicts a water shortage will develop in the Permian Basin with continued exploration by oil and gas firms. The left-leaning Center for American Progress issued a report claiming that increased drilling will result in water shortages for cities and towns, ranchers and farmers, according to Reuters.
Some fact-checking by the Washington Times of a recent climate petition signed by more than 11,000 reported “world scientists” led to some phony signatures. Who would have thought that Micky Mouse lived in Nambia and had become a scientist after being a cartoon star for decades?
With $11 billion in wind energy in the past decade, the state of Kansas has topped its Renewable Energy Standard goal by 16.5 percent in the past year.
The former aide to Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe who was named the EPA’s chief of staff has come under an inspector general’s investigation whether he destroyed internal documents that should have been retained. The probe also involves actions concerning former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt.
This city’s buses all run on diesel. They navigate Wichita streets with the distinctive rumble of their time-tested engines, belching the distinctive smell of diesel and a concoction of carbon monoxide, particulate matter and nitrogen oxides.
The vast majority of national commitments in the 2015 Paris Agreement are inadequate to prevent the worst effects of global warming
The decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to roll back 2015 Obama administration rules targeting the storage and disposal of coal ash will apparently have no impact on enforcement in Oklahoma.