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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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Environment
6:51 am
Thu August 15, 2013

IL DNR Announces Dates For Waterfowl Hunting

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is proposing 60-day duck-hunting seasons for 2013 and 2014. The recommendations were made Wednesday and are subject to final approval by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service later this summer. The IDNR proposes the 60-day duck hunts in all four waterfowl hunting zones in Illinois.

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Environment
4:21 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Offers Period Ends for PGDP

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Wednesday marked the final day for companies to respond to the Department of Energy’s request for offers at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, formerly operated by the United States Enrichment Corporation.

General Electric-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment and International Isotopes are two of the companies that showed interest in the site.

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Environment
7:18 am
Wed August 14, 2013

New IL Law Helps Prevent Flooding By 'Going Green'

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation to help Illinois communities prevent flooding by "going green." Quinn signed the bill yesterday in the Chicago suburb of Orland Park, one of the communities hit hard by flooding this spring.

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Environment
7:12 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Groups To Protest Gas Pipeline At KY Capitol

Land owners and environmentalists are gathering in Frankfort to protest a proposed pipeline that would carry flammable liquids through several counties in northern Kentucky. A partnership of two energy companies announced a plan earlier this year to build the underground pipeline. The Bluegrass Pipeline would carry natural gas liquids from sources in the northeast to a connection in Breckinridge County.

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Environment
7:09 am
Mon August 5, 2013

KY Workers Battling Invasion Of Imported Plants

Kentucky has been invaded, and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is fighting back. Imported plants such as bush honeysuckle, autumn olive and European common reed, an exotic grass are being found across the Commonwealth.

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Environment
7:50 am
Tue July 30, 2013

IL Pheasant Hunting Locations Announced

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will allow residents to hunt pheasants at 19 different locations across the state in the next year. Fifteen of the 19 sites are operated by the state agency. The remaining four are operated through a public-private partnership with the department and T. Miller, Inc.

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Environment
7:29 am
Thu July 25, 2013

TN Bonds To Aid Energy Saving Capital Projects

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is launching the next phase of the state's Qualified Energy Conservation Bond Program for energy saving capital projects. The bonds were created by Congress in 2008 and expanded the following year by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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