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    Environmentalist groups fight nuclear power plant licensing

    Environmentalist groups fight nuclear power plant licensing

    Posted 5:05 PM 10/23/2014 by Brittany Rendak, KOMU 8 News

    FULTON - Clean energy organizations around the U.S., including one from Missouri, filed a new petition to challenge the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's ability to issue new reactor licenses and license renewals.

    The 17 groups argue that the NRC has not fully addressed the issues what (More)

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    Sustainable Living Fair in Columbia Promotes Future Thinking

    Posted 1:50 PM 10/18/2014 by Ashley Holt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA -Mid-Missouri Peaceworks hosted its Sustainable Living Fair today in Columbia's City Hall.

    Residents were invited to partake in a variety workshops and approach booths that provided information on how to live more environmentally friendly lifestyles.

    Topics covered included (More)

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    City encourages a different way to take care of your lawn

    Posted 1:47 PM 10/18/2014 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - About 20 people filled a room in city hall to learn how and why they should switch to a more cost efficient and environmentally friendly way of caring for their laws and gardens.

    Composting is a way to take advantage of nature's natural decay cycle to create an organic soil (More)

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    Columbia leads the way in reducing greenhouse gas emission

    Columbia leads the way in reducing greenhouse gas emission

    Posted 5:25 PM 10/17/2014 by Arial Ruffin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Organic practices are being researched as means to counteract the increase in greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Missouri have increased substantially due to population growth, while GHG emissions in Columbia have declined, according to data from the the (More)

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    Expert questions EPA's excitement about fuel efficiency

    Posted 2:33 PM 10/9/2014 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The EPA said Wednesday fuel economy was at an all time high in the United States. A local energy expert who works closely with (More)

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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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