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Community groups and the Boy Scouts are conducting a tree planting on former mine lands in western Kentucky this weekend.

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State regulators have told an Eastern Kentucky coal mine to immediately cease operations after a pond overflow released iron-laced water into a stream last week and killed hundreds of fish.

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Kentucky's attorney general has sued Volkswagen, claiming the automaker's emissions-rigging scheme violated the state's consumer protection law. 

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Nearly $70 million in federal funds is now available for coal mining communities across the country. The Appalachian Regional Commission and the U.S. Economic Development Administration announced the funding on Thursday. 

One of two eggs laid by a mated pair of bald eagles in Washington, D.C., is hatching, according to officials watching the nest at the U.S. National Arboretum.

"We have a pip in process!!" said an update sent by the American Eagle Foundation on Thursday morning, which clarifies, "It's not technically a full pip until there is a full hole."

The hole in the shell appears to have grown larger as of mid-afternoon Thursday, but the eaglet has yet to emerge. The group says it could take between 12 and 48 hours for the eaglet to fully emerge from the shell.

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Local organization Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful will be cleaning up at Land Between the Lakes this weekend.

Program Coordinator Laura Howard speaks with Austin Carter on Sounds Good about the importance of the Tennessee River.

By now, you probably know that Americans waste a lot of food.

Each year, an estimated 133 billion pounds of food that farmers grow never makes it to our plates. That's enough to fill 44 skyscrapers. And tons of it ends up in landfills, where it emits methane, a greenhouse gas.

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Environmental groups are expressing concern over the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement that looks at closing 10 coal ash impoundments. The Southern Environmental Law Center, Sierra Club Beyond Coal, and nine other groups have partnered to comment on the draft, which assesses closure-by-removal and closure-in-place.

Land Between the Lakes Re-Opens Wildlife Refuges

Mar 14, 2016
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Nine wildlife refuges at Land Between the Lakes re-open Wednesday.

Locations including Duncan, Smith and Rushing Bays close from November 1 through March 15 to allow migratory birds some undisturbed rest.

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A portion of KY 3186 in the Gracey community in Christian County is closed due to the development of a sinkhole. 

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