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Environment Category Archive
Greetings, fellow nerds. Since the last newsletter, the total number of COVID-19 cases in San Diego county has risen about 1,000 percent. Now is the time to stay home.
My name is MacKenzie Elmer and I’m your new local catastrophe reporter. I wrote that sentence two weeks ago when the climate crisis seemed to be the most pressing catastrophe facing our planet. The following is a personal preamble that has nothing to do with COVID-19 — until it later does.
In spite of being impacted by Hurricane Dorian, St. Lucie County beaches experienced a record number of sea turtle hatchings in the 2019 nesting season.
St. Lucie County’s Erosion District will begin an emergency beach renourishment project just south of the Fort Pierce Inlet, as early as Monday, March 16.
In absence of federal regulations, Denver lawmakers want the state to set health-based limits on certain toxic emissions
The Southern Nevada Water Authority’s plans for a controversial eastern Nevada pipeline project have come up dry once again.
Large ecosystems such as the Amazon rainforest and coral reefs could collapse faster than scientists had previously assumed, according to a study published on Tuesday.
Over the last few years, Ty Cornell and his dad Jesse of Abilene, have been using recycled Christmas trees to increase habit for fish in Milford Lake, specifically, crappie.
Field biologist Matt Garrett kept a close eye on the smoke rising from a patch of prairie that burned during a controlled fire. He stayed in constant communication with his team.
Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the power sector fell by 2% last year, the biggest fall since at least 1990, owing to reduced coal usage in Europe and the United States, a study showed on Monday.
The Lake Mead National Recreation Area is expecting an above-average year for wildflower blooms.
Ganga Hettiarachchi knows that farmers want to be good stewards of the environment.
Scientists monitoring the ongoing the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China have found one surprising bit of silver lining.
Half the world’s sandy beaches may be wiped away by the end of the century due to rising sea levels and other climate change effects, with Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, China and the United States among the hardest hit, researchers said on Monday.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Conservation announces updates to the Riparian Quality Enhancement Initiative (RQEI) to provide financial assistance for the enhancement of riparian areas, the vegetation and habitats along rivers and streams.
A couple hundred million years ago, an ocean covering Kansas teemed with prehistoric life. Yet for millennia, Kansas has been a dry, sometimes even dusty, place.
Wildlife in Nevada follow distinct pathways during seasonal migration, and a new survey shows state voters are eager to provide them with safe passage when they move from one place to another.
Conservation groups want the Bureau of Land Management to provide more time for the public to comment on proposed revisions to cattle grazing regulations on 155 million acres of public land.
A federal judge has set a May 27, 2020, hearing for the sentencing of Harcros Chemicals, Inc., and MGP Ingredients Inc., for violating the federal Clean Air Act when a cloud of toxic chlorine gas formed over Atchison, Kan., in 2016, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.
Wichita State University and WSU Ventures have entered into a new strategic partnership with California-based Lightning Diversion Systems (LDS), a Ducommun Company.
A Kansas State University crop physiologist has found that plastic products – which are well known to cause negative impacts on fish and other aquatic animals – also have an adverse effect on land-based organisms, such as farm crops.
Authorities have completed the removal of 1,716 “excess” wild horses in Nevada and Utah, according to the Bureau of Land Management.
St. Lucie County’s Solid Waste now accepts rigid plastics in single stream recycling carts.
As San Diego’s City Council president, two of my top priorities have been fighting for climate action and tackling our region’s affordable housing crisis. I’m supporting Measure A because it helps address both of these critical challenges for San Diego.
KINNEY DRUGS TO “RETIRE” ITS ICONIC ORANGE BAGS AND TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY REUSABLE BAGS
So, what do we do with the 267 million U.S. tons of trash we generate each year?
On Aug. 16, the second day of the school year, students in the Burrton district felt the shake of a 4.2 magnitude earthquake.
Through a unique partnership, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and Humboldt High School have successfully created a safe haven for area birds that would have otherwise been displaced.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), in partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), has a new “bucket list” for Kansas kayakers, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts to pursue – recreating at Kansas’ clearest lakes.
The United States led the world in tackling CO2 emissions last year while combining that singular success with solid economic growth
U.S. House Democrats approved legislation Wednesday that would place permanent wilderness protections on more than 660,000 acres of land in Colorado.
The disappearance of bugs that fly, crawl, burrow, jump and walk on water is part of a gathering mass extinction event
The snowpack in the Rocky Mountains is currently 14 percent above average for this time of year, but last year’s dry summer could reduce runoff to the Colorado River.
Denver hosted one of two hearings as the Trump administration gathers feedback on its plan to rollback the nation’s oldest environmental law
The number of chinstrap penguins in some colonies in Western Antarctica has fallen by as much as 77% since they were last surveyed in the 1970s, say scientists studying the impact of climate change on the remote region.
The City of Henderson earned a certification of one Green Globe from The Green Building Initiative (GBI) for its recent environmentally conscious renovations to Fire Station 83
Fireflies are under threat globally, with familiar hazards such as habitat loss and pesticides compounded by another peril: humankind’s ubiquitous nighttime artificial light that plays havoc with their balletic nocturnal courtship, scientists said.
Curtis Sneden remembers what impatient investors did to Topeka-based Payless Shoes. Pressure for profits now and the bankruptcy that followed.
President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he has listened to Nevadans’ concerns on Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste facility and is committed to find alternatives, the Review-Journal has learned.
Harcros Chemicals, Inc., of Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty today to violating a federal clean air law in connection with a toxic chlorine gas cloud that formed over Atchison, Kan., in 2016, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.
Fourteen U.S. states and Washington D.C. sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to fight what they called the Trump administration’s effort to gut rules meant to improve safety at chemical plants and reduce the threat of accidents.
Trees improve air quality. They keep people and homes cool with shade. They block the breezes that rake across the Kansas plains.
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has proclaimed Feb. 3-7, 2020, as Wildfire Awareness Week in partnership with the Kansas Interagency Wildfire Council and multiple state agencies.
Colorado health officials want better monitoring and cleanup of toxic PFAS chemicals in state’s water
In response to proposed PFAS regulations, cities and water managers are raising concerns over their financial liability
Anglers, respool your lines and stock up those tackle boxes, because the online version of the 2020 Kansas Fishing Regulations Summary is now available on ksoutdoors.com!