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    Campaign urges Missourians to stop the spread of invasive plant

    Posted 7:07 PM 10/7/2014 by Katie Moeller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - Bill Ruppert came out to his farm near Ashland Sunday with one mission - getting rid of bush honeysuckle. The plant may smell sweet, but bush honeysuckle is a serious problem for Missouri, according to a new campaign.

    "As you can see, it's taking over a lot of my property," (More)

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    Beekeepers abuzz about honey harvest, winters approach

    Beekeepers abuzz about honey harvest, winters approach

    Posted 4:42 AM 10/7/2014 by Caleb O’Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - In a room in the back of a large building just north of I-70, the air was thick with the smell of hot wax and honey. Jim Duever leaned into the hand crank, spinning a centrifuge affixed to a rickety folding table.

    Inside the machine, centrifugal force was flinging honey out from (More)

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    Expo offers tips for conserving energy and reducing electric bills

    Expo offers tips for conserving energy and reducing electric bills

    Posted 11:52 AM 10/6/2014 by Kevin Allen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - This year's Energy Efficiency Expo offered tips, seminars and demonstrations on how mid-Missouri residents can conserve energy and save money on their electric bills.

    Officials from the Columbia Water and Light Department, Boone Electric Cooperative, Ameren Missouri and other (More)

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    USGS: Climate change impacts some river levels, but not in Midwest

    USGS: Climate change impacts some river levels, but not in Midwest

    Posted 2:49 PM 9/29/2014 by Paige Blankenbuehler, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri River was given an unfortunate diagnosis in June. Lower water levels were recorded at its source areas near Montana and may have been a result of drought and climate change, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report.

    In contrast to a dip in (More)

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    Mid-Missourians share experiences from People's Climate March

    Mid-Missourians share experiences from People's Climate March

    Posted 2:26 PM 9/22/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Kaitlin Rounds, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    NEW YORK NEW YORK - Several mid-Missourians participated in the People's Climate March in New York City Sunday.

    According to the event's Twitter feed, the march drew a crowd of more than 400,000.

    Carolyn Amparan said stopping the use of fossil fuels was a top concern for (More)

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    Trash turned art is showcased at Boonville festival

    Trash turned art is showcased at Boonville festival

    Posted 1:03 PM 9/22/2014 by Taylor Malottki, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONVILLE - Bottlecap catfish and silver soda-tab turtles glinted in the sun outside the Isle of Capris Casino Hotel in Boonville Saturday.

    Short gusts of wind caused the pieces of trash to stir while the music group Violet and the Undercurrents moved to their second verse.

    The (More)

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    Deer hunters react to plans to contain fatal deer disease

    Posted 9:50 AM 9/21/2014 by Katie Moeller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    HUNTSVILLE - Troy Barney didn't get a deer during a recent trip to Trophy Country. But he said that's part of the fun of the hunt.

    "I never know when I'll see a deer, or if my aim will be perfect. But that not knowing, that competition, is what brings me back every fall," he said.

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    Monarch butterflies stop in Missouri during southerly migration

    Monarch butterflies stop in Missouri during southerly migration

    Posted 7:16 AM 9/21/2014 by Elise Moser, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - At Moreau Heights Elementary School in Jefferson City, a small native plant garden is attracting monarch butterflies. The butterflies are flying through Missouri as they migrate south to their winter home in the mountains of Mexico, stopping along the way to feed on nectar and (More)

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    Big Muddy Clean Sweep makes waves in Boonville

    Posted 11:54 AM 9/20/2014 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    BOONVILLE - Over 200 volunteers boarded boats in Boonville Saturday morning to clean up the nation's longest river.

    As a part of the Big Muddy Clean Sweep 2014, Saturday morning was filled with trash bags, debris, boats, boy scouts, children, grandparents and mud.  Lots of mud.  (More)

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    Mid-Missourians join caravan to People's Climate March in New York

    Posted 7:28 AM 9/20/2014 by Kevin Allen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - As they waited anxiously for the bus from Kansas City just before 9 p.m. on Friday, Chloe Jackson and Josh Ellermann worked quickly to cut and tear an old t-shirt into strips. It looked as if they were preparing a tourniquet for an injured friend.

    Jackson and Ellermann, both (More)

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    Climate change group finds common ground with opponents

    Climate change group finds common ground with opponents

    Posted 1:32 PM 9/16/2014 by Kevin Allen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Eleven concerned citizens sat quietly in the living room of Jefferson City residents George and Kathy Laur on a recent Saturday afternoon. Their eyes were trained on the hummingbirds that swarmed the yellow hibiscus on the back patio, but their ears were tuned to a speakerphone (More)

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    Some concerned with fuel source of new gas station

    Posted 10:15 PM 9/15/2014 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The new compressed natural gas station in Columbia is projected to save millions of dollars for the city, but some people are worried about the way the gas is being produced. Some fear hydraulic fracturing could be involved. 

    According to the (More)

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