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3:33 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

From the Garden Gate: The Garden Museum in London

Roy Helton divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening. In this edition of "From the Garden Gate," Roy talks about his visit to The Garden Museum in London. 

The Garden Museum in London

Whenever I teach in England as I did for a month this summer, I always feel as if I’m in a kind of gardeners’ heaven.  This summer I got a chance to visit a museum devoted entirely to gardening.  Located across the River Thames from the Houses of Parliament, the Garden History Museum is housed in the rescued and restored medieval church of St Mary-at-Lambeth.

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Environment
6:57 am
Mon September 30, 2013

State Adds To Big Rivers Wildlife Area

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Division of Forestry have purchased more than 4,200 acres of property in western Kentucky for $12.6 million dollars to preserve it for activities such as hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing.

The two agencies purchased the property from the Nature Conservancy of Kentucky last week. Along with 2,488 acres acquired in Union County in 2011, the Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest will cover more than 6,700 acres.

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Environment
7:15 am
Thu September 26, 2013

IL Gets Federal Grant For Local Crops

Illinois will receive nearly $500,000 in federal funds to expand the availability of fresh, locally grown produce. Agriculture Director Bob Flider said yesterday the money will come from the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. It will be split among 12 projects focused on local produce.

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Environment
7:13 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Watchdog Group Wants Special Session On Pipeline

Government watchdog group Common Cause of Kentucky is urging Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to call a special session this fall.

The session would seek to pass legislation protecting private landowners from companies wanting to use eminent domain for a controversial pipeline project. The Bluegrass Pipeline is being built by Williams Co. and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners of Texas.

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Environment
4:30 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

From the Garden Gate: September Gardening

Roy Helton divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening. In this edition of "From the Garden Gate," Roy talks about the 'vegetative doldrums' of September, and how to prepare for next season.

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Environment
3:04 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Dawson Springs Mayor on Becoming Kentucky's First "Trail Town"

Kate Lochte visit with Dawson Springs Mayor Jenny Sewell on Sounds Good to learn more about the road, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and blueway trails earning the community the Kentucky Trail Town designation. Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear designated Dawson Springs as the state's first "Trail Town" as part of an effort to promote and develop adventure tourism opportunities across the Commonwealth. The city is developing several outdoor attractions including Pennyrile State Resort Park and State Forest, Tradewater River and Wildlife Management Area, and the Jones-Keeney Wildlife Management Area. Read more the about designation on Kentucky Tourism's website

Environment
5:05 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Court Ruling Forces EPA Action on Lake Pollution

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A U.S. District Court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to determine whether to set new limitations on pollution that is fueling dangerous algae growth in many waterways across the nation.

The court’s decision comes after a suit was filed against the EPA by several conservation groups, including the Kentucky Waterways Alliance.

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Environment
6:41 am
Mon September 23, 2013

TVA Seeks Volunteers For Public Lands Day Events

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking volunteers to participate in National Public Lands Day on Saturday. TVA says it is sponsoring volunteer activities around the Tennessee Valley. National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. Interested volunteers should visit www.tva.com or contact the TVA Environmental Information Center at 800-882-5263.

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Environment
6:51 am
Thu September 19, 2013

McConnell Introduces Bill to Block Carbon Standards for Power Plants

Erica Peterson WFPL

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 4:04 pm

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced a bill to block the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing new carbon emissions standards for power plants.

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Environment
6:48 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Federal Decision Keeps TN Fish Hatcheries Open

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander says a decision by the Department of the Interior means that Tennessee fish hatcheries will remain open. Alexander said in a release yesterday that the nearly 900,000 Tennesseans who buy fishing licenses depend on the hatcheries to replace trout destroyed by federal locks and dams. The state's fish hatcheries are located in Erwin and Dale Hollow.

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