environment http://wkms.org en JPF Hosts Sustainability Workshops, Starting with Rain Barrels http://wkms.org/post/jpf-hosts-sustainability-workshops-starting-rain-barrels <p>The Jackson Purchase Foundation is hosting a series of summer conservation workshops, environmentally friendly things one can do in and around their home. Their workshops begin June 26 with a course on how to set up and properly use a rain barrel. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four Rivers Watershed Watch Coordinator Maggie Morgan joins us on <em>Sounds Good</em> with more about the workshops and the mission of JPF.</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:18:10 +0000 Kate Lochte 41507 at http://wkms.org JPF Hosts Sustainability Workshops, Starting with Rain Barrels Outdoorsman on 'Transformative Places' Ahead of MSU Talk http://wkms.org/post/outdoorsman-transformative-places-ahead-msu-talk <p>Outdoorsman, author, Murray native and Maryville College professor, Kim Trevathan speaks at Murray State University tonight (April 17) at 6:30 about his journeys on America's waterways. He visits<em> Sounds Good&nbsp;</em>for a preview of his talk, titled "Transformative Places" and addresses the questions of how we determine what constitutes beauty in a landscape and how we make decisions regarding preservation and development.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:56:31 +0000 Kate Lochte 39967 at http://wkms.org Outdoorsman on 'Transformative Places' Ahead of MSU Talk Bill Attempting to Prevent UN Environmental Regulation Proposal Passes Kentucky Senate Committee http://wkms.org/post/bill-attempting-prevent-un-environmental-regulation-proposal-passes-kentucky-senate-committee <p></p><p></p><p>A bill aimed at preventing a proposal by the United Nations to regulate environmental issues has cleared a Senate committee.</p><p>Senate Bill 31, filed by Northern Kentucky Sen. John Schikel seeks to prevent the state from adopting any environmental provisions set forth by a U.N. emissions-reduction plan known as “Agenda 21.” Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:36:33 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38568 at http://wkms.org Bill Attempting to Prevent UN Environmental Regulation Proposal Passes Kentucky Senate Committee Wild Weather Tied To Unusual Jet Stream Activity http://wkms.org/post/wild-weather-tied-unusual-jet-stream-activity There has been a lot of extreme weather in the Northern Hemisphere this year, including the recent torrential rains in Colorado, flooding in Europe, bitter cold in Florida and a heat wave in Alaska. And scientists say all of it is related to some odd behavior by the powerful air currents called the polar jet stream.<p>The jet stream is "this ribbon of very fast moving winds that's high over our heads," says <a href="http://marine.rutgers.edu/~francis/">Jennifer Francis</a>, a research scientist at the Institute of Marine & Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 07:43:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 35152 at http://wkms.org Wild Weather Tied To Unusual Jet Stream Activity Ky Association for Environmental Education Hosts Networking Opportunity at Lake Barkley http://wkms.org/post/ky-association-environmental-education-hosts-networking-opportunity-lake-barkley <p>Kate Lochte speaks with Ashley Hoffman, Executive Director of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education, about enrollment for a conference at Lake Barkley in mid-September. The annual KAEE conference is designed to make connections across disciplines and age groups in the state of Kentucky with the common goal of working to build a sustainable environment through education. Conference strands include environmental education in practice and an in-depth look at skills related to environmental issues. <a href="http://kaee.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/brochure-final-final.pdf">Click here for more information</a>.</p><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:35:26 +0000 Kate Lochte 33336 at http://wkms.org Ky Association for Environmental Education Hosts Networking Opportunity at Lake Barkley Environmental Technology Professor Finds Joy in Writing Detective Fiction http://wkms.org/post/environmental-technology-professor-finds-joy-writing-detective-fiction <p>Steve Schneiderman teaches in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Murray State. In the wee hours of the morning he goes to his office for the solitude of after-hours and chuckles as he writes the continuing adventures of technically proficient but otherwise feckless detective Louie Leppedimay (a.k.a. Lippodoodle, Lippadoomie, and other similar attempts at the name). Schneiderman credits Mel Brooks as one of his inspirations.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:25:26 +0000 Kate Lochte 27300 at http://wkms.org Environmental Technology Professor Finds Joy in Writing Detective Fiction Green Dorm Construction Booming in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/green-dorm-construction-booming-kentucky <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>College students in much of Kentucky move into dorms later this week.&nbsp; Many will be greeted by the sounds of construction.&nbsp; Residence halls are under construction at the University of Kentucky, Berea College and Eastern Kentucky University. And those new buildings will be some of “greenest” ever built in the Commonwealth.</p> Sun, 19 Aug 2012 14:00:26 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 20950 at http://wkms.org Madisonville Takes Next Step in Curbside Recycling Program http://wkms.org/post/madisonville-takes-next-step-curbside-recycling-program <p>Madisonville&rsquo;s Sanitation Department will seek bids next week for nearly 1,000 curbside recycling totes. The city approved curbside recycling in May. Sanitation director Robert Janes says the bids will be accepted on August 17th with the first totes delivered to customers in Mid September. Janes says the city&rsquo;s recycling will be done in-house at the new recycling facility. Pickups will begin October 1st and will be bi-weekly on normal trash pickup days.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 20:12:07 +0000 Shelly Baskin 20382 at http://wkms.org Madisonville Takes Next Step in Curbside Recycling Program What Does the Recent EPA Ruling Really Mean for Kentucky Coal Mines? http://wkms.org/post/what-does-recent-epa-ruling-really-mean-kentucky-coal-mines <p>Kentucky politicians <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/beshear-applauds-ruling-against-epa-water-regulation" target="_blank">have</a> <a href="http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Reaction-to-federal-judges-ruling-against-the-EPA-164664646.html" target="_blank">been </a><a href="http://www.lex18.com/news/barr-ruling-against-epa-underscores-need-for-congressional-action-against-regulatory-abuse" target="_blank">lining </a>up to praise a judge&rsquo;s decision earlier this week to overturn the new way the <a href="http://www.epa.gov" target="_blank">Environmental Protection Agency </a>has been evaluating coal mining permits. The EPA was sued by the <a href="http://www.nma.org" target="_blank">National Mining Association</a> and several individual states, including Kentucky. But the ruling could have few practical implications for the coal industry.</p><p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 19:02:08 +0000 Erica Peterson 20119 at http://wkms.org What Does the Recent EPA Ruling Really Mean for Kentucky Coal Mines? New Illinois laws on recycling, protecting environment http://wkms.org/post/new-illinois-laws-recycling-protecting-environment <p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed three new environmental laws yesterday aimed at protecting ecosystems from invasive species, improving recycling and promoting green technology in plumbing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:45:00 +0000 Todd Hatton & AP 19835 at http://wkms.org New Illinois laws on recycling, protecting environment