Climate Change Affecting North American Fish

July 1st, 2016

from Newsroom America July 1, 2016 (Newsroom America) — Climate change is already affecting inland fish across North America — including some fish that are popular with anglers. Scientists are seeing a variety of changes in how inland fish reproduce, grow and where they can live, according to four new studies. Fish that have the […]

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Route 66 Will Get a Dose of Solar Power in Southwest Missouri

June 27th, 2016

from the Riverfront Times June 27, 2016 The first public roadway in the United States to receive the solar treatment will be a stretch of Route 66 right here in Missouri. The idea is to pave walkways (and eventually roads) with solar panels in hexagonal shapes capable of turning the sun’s rays into clean, renewable energy. A walking […]

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Local groups talk impact of climate change on local food

June 24th, 2016

from June 24, 2016 A group is sending out a warning, and urging lawmakers to take action to slow climate change. The United States Department of Agriculture says Missouri is tied for 7th in the nation in terms of overall food insecurity. On Friday, members of the Moms For Clean Air Force and Empower […]

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Solar Energy in Missouri: The Impending Insurgency of Clean Electricity

June 21st, 2016

from The Missouri Times June 21, 2016 Global concerns about how electricity and energy are generated has led to increased scrutiny on fossil fuel sources and enhanced the focus on creating sustainable renewable forms of energy in the last few decades. While some interpret this shift towards as the the writing on the wall signaling the beginning of […]

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Missouri Urged to Move to Green Energy

May 17th, 2016

from Public News Service May 17, 2016 ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Missouri environmentalists call new federal rules from the Environmental Protection Agency a step in the right direction, but feel more needs to happen. Last week the EPA finalized the rules, which are designed to cut methane leaks from new, modified and reconstructed sources. The […]

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Missouri leads Midwest in clean-energy job growth; expansion set to continue

May 11th, 2016

from The Missouri Times May 11, 2016 One brilliant economic success story for Missouri is the fact that we are currently enjoying the highest clean-energy job growth in the Midwest. According to a recent report based on U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, 52,000 Missourians work in clean-energy with 13,000 workers added in the past year […]

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Getting Cheap Wind Power Where It’s Needed Shouldn’t Be This Hard

April 25th, 2016

from MIT Technology Review April 25, 2016 The wind power industry had another banner year in 2015, and the outlook for the future is strong. The U.S. Department of Energy’s national wind-power plan calls for wind to supply 20 percent of the country’s electricity by 2030, up from less than 5 percent today. There’s one major obstacle […]

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Concerned about the environment? Then vote

April 19th, 2016

letter in the Columbia Daily Tribune April 19, 2016 As a Tarkio High School senior in April 1970, I didn’t place Earth Day at the top of my priority list. Other than a few fumes inhaled while operating farm equipment, the air seemed plenty healthy and clean in my rural northwest Missouri community. Hogs and […]

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The World’s Largest Private Coal Company Just Filed For Bankruptcy

April 13th, 2016

from ThinkProgress April 13, 2016 Peabody Energy, the world’s largest privately-owned coal company, announced Wednesday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, following a significant downturn in the coal market that left the company saddled with debt. Peabody, which is headquartered in Missouri, maintained that its mines and offices would remain open, and that its Australian […]

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