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The Forest Service says it plans to conduct several prescribed burns this year at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

Erica Peterson, WFPL

  A state Fish and Wildlife committee is recommending the full commission approve a plan to raise boat registration fees to combat the spread of invasive Asian carp in the commonwealth.

Asian carp are an invasive species, and they’ve been in the Mississippi and Ohio River basins for several years. They’re also in Kentucky and Barkley lakes in Western Kentucky. And once they make it into a body of water, they’re almost impossible to get out.

Dave Mistich, WVPB

  The chemical giant DuPont made an offer Monday to pay more than half-a-billion dollars to settle water contamination lawsuits pending in federal court.

Erica Peterson, WFPL News

  A legislative committee voted Friday to defer a decision on new rules that would change the way coal ash landfills are permitted in Kentucky.

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State environmental officials are accepting grant proposals for projects in Kentucky that promote use of recycled waste tires.

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Members of the Kentucky Water Resources Board have ranked a State Water Plan as priority the project for the Commonwealth,  if the state wants to secure water availability for the future. The board was put together last year to advise the Environment and Energy Cabinet (EEC) on water issues like drought preparedness, they met last week in Frankfort.

wikipedia commons, Dr. Erwin Huebner, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

The kissing bug is causing alarm in the American southwest for carrying a potentially dangerous disease. A Kentucky entomologist said the insect known for carrying a dangerous disease can be found in every county in the commonwealth.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority has finished a trial in which environmental groups accuse the utility's power plant outside Nashville, Tennessee, of illegally polluting the Cumberland River with coal ash. 

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Warming temperatures could have an effect on eagles in western Kentucky. John Pollpeter is Lead Naturalist at the Land Between the Lakes Woodlands Nature Station. He said climate change is a factor in determining species population.

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One of the Trump Administration’s first actions was to freeze all grants issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The freeze only lasted about a week. But as Glynis Board of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports it brought attention -- and uncertainty -- to an EPA program that has pumped billions of dollars into the region.

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