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4:19 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

VIDEO: Biologists Band Geese at Noble Park

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife migratory bird biologist John Brunjes (Center) prepares to band a Canada goose.
Stephen Lance Dennee

State Biologists spent the morning at Noble Park in Paducah banding a flock of Canada geese. Children there were given the opportunity to assist in releasing the birds after a silver colored band with a unique number was crimped loosely around each bird’s leg.

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Environment
2:18 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

JPF Hosts Sustainability Workshops, Starting with Rain Barrels

Do you have a rain barrel in your backyard?
Credit Jackson Purchase Foundation, Facebook

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. Four Rivers Watershed Watch Coordinator Maggie Morgan joins us on Sounds Good with more about the workshops and the mission of JPF.

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Environment
3:28 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Kentucky Agency Handing Out Recycling Grants

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management is handing out more than $3 million in grants to local communities.

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Environment
3:53 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

LBL Raising Endangered Red Wolf

The female pup was born May 2nd. Pollpeter says she is shy but playful.
Credit LBL's Nature Station

Land Between the Lakes is raising a female red wolf, a species that's been endangered for decades. The six-week-old pup is the result of LBL's partnership with the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Red Wolf Recovery Program. 

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Environment
9:00 am
Tue June 17, 2014

UK Study on Hazardous Waste Impacts

Credit wikipedia.org

The University of Kentucky will use a $12 million federal grant to reduce the negative health and environmental impacts found at hazardous waste sites. 

UK Superfund Research Center According to Director Bernie Hennig, lab studies are indicating healthy individuals stand a better chance of warding off contaminants.

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Environment
6:44 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Demolition of Old Ledbetter Bridge Set to Begin This Week

Credit kentucky transportation cabinet

Kentucky Transportation Officials hope to begin demolition of the old Ledbetter Bridge this week, weather permitting. KYTC spokesman Keith Todd said bridge demolition was originally planned for later in the summer, but was expedited when consistent heavy rain caused the bridge to drop more quickly than expected.

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Environment
7:30 am
Sat June 14, 2014

Can You Call Yourself An Environmentalist And Still Eat Meat?

There's little consensus in the debate on how meat consumption fits into environmentalism.
Jit Lim iStockphoto

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 3:28 pm

Earlier this week, we told you about a school backed by director James Cameron and his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, that may become the first vegan school in the U.S.

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Environment
11:57 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Three Tiny Puppies!

On this month's Puppies Sound Good, we met three tiny siblings up for adoption. Nelly, Bubbles and Timmy are three 6-week-old Chihuahua/Jack Russell/Pekingese mixes that need homes, and are available at the Humane Society of Calloway County. All three puppies were very well mannered and loved being held by the staff members. Todd Hatton also gets an update from Kathy Hodge about some of the events coming up at the Humane Society.

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Environment
4:44 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Forest Service Proposes Fires, Thinning for Pisgah Bay, Others Say Let It Heal

Allison Crawford WKMS

U.S. Forestry Officials are planning to thin and prescribe burns for more than 5,000 acres of forest, relocate trails, and repair roads at Land Between the Lake’s Pisgah Bay area in the coming months. These changes have sparked some concern among visitors and those with personal roots in the now public land.  

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Environment
10:23 am
Tue June 10, 2014

From Genes To Fangs: Snake Venom Recipes Remain Mysterious

Saw-scaled vipers may be small, but they pack a nasty venomous punch. This one, Echis carinatus sochureki, was used in a study on snake venom.
Courtesy of Wolfgang Wüster

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 7:46 am

When a saw-scaled viper sinks its fangs into a person, it isn't pretty.

Toxins attack the victim's capillaries. The body launches an immune defense, as it would with an infection. But that takes time — too much time. The venom quickly dissolves the tiny blood vessels, and the body runs out of clotting materials before it can repair them.

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