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7/31/2014

Kansas City groups get $120K for Middle Blue River

Kansas City groups get $120K for Middle Blue River

Posted 2:25 AM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) - Two Kansas City nonprofits are getting a total of about $120,000 in federal funds to improve areas around the Middle Blue River.

The regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency says the grants to the Blue River Watershed Association and the Heartland (More)...

8/2/2014

SEMO agriculture students schooled in use of drone

SEMO agriculture students schooled in use of drone

Posted 10:49 AM 8/2/2014 by The Associated Press

CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Agriculture has something new at its farm - a drone unofficially dubbed "Ag Force One."

Students and faculty are being trained on how to use the unmanned aerial vehicle, a $6,000 piece of equipment that department (More)...

8/3/2014

Lack of rain causes concerns for mid-Missouri farmers

Lack of rain causes concerns for mid-Missouri farmers

Posted 3:03 PM 8/3/2014 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Farmers said Sunday the lack of rain in mid-Missouri is causing concern for the health of their crops.

According to the National Weather Service, Columbia is 4.41 inches behind the yearly average for this time of year.

Callaway County farmer David Oberleg said the lack of (More)...

8/4/2014

Elevated chemicals found in water near reactor

Elevated chemicals found in water near reactor

Posted 4:22 PM 8/4/2014 by The Associated Press

FULTON (AP) - The owner of Missouri's only commercial nuclear reactor is reporting elevated chemical levels near its Callaway County plant.

Ameren Missouri has told the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission that water samples from a new groundwater monitoring well at its Callaway plant (More)...

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