Environment

Environment
7:29 am
Mon September 9, 2013

TN Duck Hunting Begins This Week

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Tennessee’s Early hunting season for wood ducks and teal begins this week. According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the season runs from this Saturday to September 18 with a daily bag limit of four, not to exceed two wood ducks.

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Environment
9:45 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Autumn at LBL's Elk & Bison Prairie

As we move into fall it’s a good time to hear about the environment of the Elk & Bison Prairie and what the animals are doing now. We visit with Land Between the Lakes Wildlife Technician Curtis Fowler for an update on the animals in the preserve. The 700-acre enclosure is home to elk, bison, and several other animals with free-roaming access. Visitors can enjoy the area on a 3.5-mile loop road, with interpretive spots along the way to learn more about their ecosystem. Click here for more about the Elk & Bison Prairie.

Environment
8:07 am
Mon September 2, 2013

KY Justice Dept. Clears Way For Industrial Hemp

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A ruling by the U.S. Justice Department will honor state laws on regulated marijuana sales, which green-lights production of industrial hemp in Kentucky.

State Agriculture Commissioner James Comer believes the ruling clarifies that the Federal Government does not and will not view Kentucky’s industrial hemp as an illegal product and they will not intervene on state passed laws on the issue.  Kentucky lawmakers did that when they passed Senate Bill 50.  Comer says growing hemp gives farmers another tool in the tool box.

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Environment
3:18 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Sierra Club Urges Retirement of Western Ky. Coal Plant

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An environmental group is launching an aggressive campaign urging the retirement of the coal-burning Elmer Smith Power Plant in Owensboro.

The Sierra Club will have ads featured in both print and web versions of the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, in addition to a door-to-door effort.

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Environment
7:22 am
Fri August 30, 2013

McConnell And Paul Push To Lift Fishing Restrictions

U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are pressing to permanently lift restrictions on fishing below dams along the Cumberland River. Earlier this year McConnell and Paul, with help from congressional colleagues, passed a law that would temporarily block a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposal to erect barriers to prevent fishing in what anglers consider prime waters.

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Environment
6:39 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Nobody Fully Satisfied With Draft St. Johns Bayou - New Madrid Floodway Plan

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.

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Coal
3:04 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Judge OKs Patriot Coal, Miners' Union Deal

Patriot Coal has a bankruptcy judge's go-ahead to enter into a new labor agreement with the nation's biggest miners' union, ending a long, acrimonious dispute.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kathy Surratt-States on Tuesday granted St. Louis-based Patriot's request to put in place the collective bargaining deal ratified Friday by the United Mine Workers of America.

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Environment
7:12 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Fish And Wildlife Commission Proposing Increases

Kentucky's Fish and Wildlife Commission is asking for fee increases for some licenses and permits, but rates for basic hunting and fishing licenses for Kentucky adults wouldn't be affected. The recommendations must be approved by two legislative committees before becoming law.

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Environment
7:45 am
Fri August 16, 2013

2013 Brings KY Corn Yields Back

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By and large, most Kentucky corn producers are experiencing a much better year compared to last summer.  Drought conditions wiped out many corn fields across western Kentucky.  With steady rains in 2013, University of Kentucky Agricultural Economist Will Snell says it’s been a different story.

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Environment
7:43 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Haslam Awards More Than $1.6M To Improve Parks

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is awarding more than $1.6 million in grants to improve Tennessee parks and recreational areas. The Recreational Trails Program is a federally funded program established to distribute funding for diverse recreation trail projects.

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