Some Southern Illinois residents are concerned about hydraulic fracturing related water quality, chemical trade secrets and the size of fines levied on the industry.
The comments came from among the 175 present at an Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ public hearing on fracking last night at Rend Lake College in Ina. A six-member panel listened to a range of public comments about the IDNR’s proposed fracking regulations.
Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 1:58 pm
A new study published last month finds rural homosexuals tend to have better health and well being than their big city peers.
That runs contrary to conventional wisdom, according to co-author Chris Wienke, a sociology professor at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and explained he expected to find that rural homosexuals find more isolation and less opportunities for social support.
Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 8:49 am
Louder than a chainsaw, the cicada produces a noise reaching 120 decibels, making it the loudest known insect. The cacophony produced by the annual swarm of these insects is well known for being the sound of late summer. Timothy Judd, professor and entomologist of Southeast Missouri State University, explains how this small bug makes such an uproar.
“Insects have a cuticle which is what the hard part is. And this is another special part inside that they scrape, that scraping sound you’re hearing.
Nobody was completely pleased with the Army Corps of Engineers' draft plan for the St. Johns Bayou - New Madrid Floodway project at a public hearing Tuesday night in East Prairie.
The proposed $164 million project would plug a 1,500 foot gap in the Mississippi River near New Madrid, install two pumping stations to remove water from inside the levee, modify 23 miles of ditches in the St. Johns Bayou Basin and manage waterfowl and other wildlife.
Illinois Congressman Bill Enyart was one of only 24 Democrats who voted in favor of the U.S. House’s failed Farm Bill yesterday. Enyart represents Illinois’s 12th congressional district, which spans from Alton to Cairo. Enyart supported the bill despite some misgivings.
Enyart, who sits on the House Agriculture Committee, opposed the House bill’s two billion dollars of annual cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps.
Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 10:40 am
Clay Waller pled guilty to the murder of his wife, Jacque Waller, in Cape Girardeau County Court on Thursday, bringing a bittersweet end to one of the most high-profile murder cases in recent Cape Girardeau history.
Southeast Missouri State University provost Dr. Ron Rosati was one of at least five Cape Girardeau-area runners who raced in Monday’s Boston Marathon. Tragedy struck the race when two explosive devices killed three people and injured more than 170.
Busch Stadium in St. Louis may be filled with chants for the Redhawks and Salukis this fall. Southeast Missouri State University and Southern Illinois University hope to play the first football game ever at the new stadium.
The universities are still finalizing plans to play a football game in St. Louis on September 21.
Both Southeast and SIU have large alum populations in St. Louis. Southeast athletic director Mark Alnutt says that’s what makes SIU a good opponent at Busch Stadium.