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    EPA: No health impact from coal ash at Mo. lake

    EPA: No health impact from coal ash at Mo. lake

    Posted 9:35 AM 7/9/2014 by The Associated Press

    CRYSTAL CITY (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says testing confirms that a lake in eastern Missouri is safe.

    Rotary Drilling Supply Inc. settled with the EPA last year in a case that required the company to cap a site near Crystal City where tons of coal ash had been dumped. The (More)

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    Net Zero House Taking Longer Than Expected

    Posted 7:06 PM 7/1/2014 by Andrew Kauffman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Work is running behind schedule on a house under construction designed to operate with no net cost for heating and cooling. The city of Columbia teamed up with Habitat for Humanity and Peoples' Visioning last summer to build a "net zero" house at 413 West Ash Street that can sustain (More)

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    New Nuclear Vessel Helps Callaway County Stay Green

    Posted 6:49 AM 6/12/2014 by Shale Remien, KOMU 8 News

    FULTON -  A nuclear reactor vessel head has arrived in Mid-Missouri and will be unveiled late Monday morning.

    This multi-million dollar piece of equipment provides energy at Ameren's Missouri Callaway Energy Center.

    Ameren is a holding company for several power companies and (More)

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    Water and Light to Review Annual Water Quality Report

    Posted 2:36 AM 6/4/2014 by Catherine Wilkins, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Water and Light will discuss the quality of water in Columbia at a meeting this morning.

    The Water and Light Advisory Board will review the 2014 Water Quality Report. The United States Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Act (More)

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    Electric-Powered Bus Fuels Discussion On Mid-Missouri Campus

    Posted 8:25 PM 6/3/2014 by Alyssa Strickland, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ROLLA- April will see the opening on a Missouri college campus of the first-ever campus shuttle bus and it's powered by electricity.

    Students at the Missouri University of Science and Technology can reduce their carbon footprints thanks to public transportation, but the new bus itself is (More)

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    New Hog Facility Leaves Questions For Callaway County Farmers

    Posted 8:21 PM 6/3/2014 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - A group of Callaway County residents met Tuesday evening to discuss questions they will present to a large farming company about a potential hog facility in the area.

    Eichelberger Farms, an Iowa-based farm company, is purchasing a large piece of land in Callaway County (More)

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    Energy Options Discussed at Public Forum

    Posted 7:44 PM 6/3/2014 by Madi Morris, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MOBERLY - Residents and representatives gathered at Moberly Area Community College on Tuesday evening to listen to Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler speak about her "All of the Above" energy tour. 

    Hartzler is touring various sources of energy in Missouri including the State Fair Community (More)

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    Mid-Missourians Could Get Energy From a New Solar Farm

    Posted 8:25 PM 6/2/2014 by Tatiana Darie, KOMU 8 Reporter

    O'FALLON - With more than 100 days of sunshine a year and seven solar panels right next to his house, Tom O'Connor from Columbia saves some cash on his utility bills.

    "Full sun comes close to producing a dollar's worth of electricity and we'd use about 50 cents worth, so we bank some (More)

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    Columbia Aims to Reduce Carbon Footprint

    Posted 7:47 PM 5/30/2014 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA-  A new report on climate change is cranking up the heat on local governments to address the issue. However, Columbia doesn't seem to be in the hot seat.

    The (More)

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    Columbia Changing Focus for Solar One

    Posted 4:36 PM 4/24/2014 by Doug Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia's Solar One program hasn't gained much steam in the past few years, but the city hopes new changes to the program will attract more people. 

    Solar One kicked off in Columbia in 2008. The program's main focus is to move away from dirty energies, like coal, and (More)

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    MU Hosts Third Annual Sustainability Week

    MU Hosts Third Annual Sustainability Week

    Posted 4:27 PM 4/21/2014 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - MU is celebrating its third annual Sustainability Week from April 21-25.

    The university will host events all week in hopes of getting students to think about incorporating ways to help the environment into their lives.

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    Rock Salt Affecting Water Sources and Wildlife

    Posted 6:22 PM 4/4/2014 by Andie Lowenstein, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The harsh winter weather caused crews to spread roads and sidewalks with rock salt. New research is showing large amounts of salt on the roads may be affecting the environment.

    The City of Columbia used about 4,000 tons of rock salt this winter, which is a little more than last (More)

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