Environment

Environment
8:32 am
Thu December 6, 2012

TN Wildlife Resources Releases Rainbow Trout for Fishing

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is releasing more than 90,000 rainbow trout in Middle and West Tennessee. The stocking continues through March and will provide many close-to-home trout fishing opportunities for anglers.

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Environment
3:33 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Corps Plans to Restrict Boat Access on Some of Cumberland River

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The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is keeping tight lipped on plans to restrict boat access near hydroelectric power plants on the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The Corps released a statement today saying they would not give details until the plan is finalized. Spokeswoman Amy Redmond says the public will get more information later this month.

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Youth Radio Project
9:45 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Youth Report: LBL Fossil Hunt

Aaron interviews Andrea Woody
Claire Fuller

Did you know that this region was once part of an ancient body of water called the Western Interior Seaway? A large inland sea pushed countless numbers of fossils into this area in the mid-to-late Cretaceous period. WKMS Youth Reporter Aaron Sikkel went on a fossil hunt at Land Between the Lakes with Naturist Andrea Woody  in search for Brachiopods, Trilobites, and other weird looking creatures that called western Kentucky home over a billion years ago.

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Environment
4:57 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Whitfield Joins River Industry in Opposing Mississippi Flow Reduction

Ed Whitfield

Kentucky U. S. Congressman Ed Whitfield has joined those calling on the Army Corps of Engineers to increase water flow on the Mississippi River. The Corps has reduced flow from the Missouri River into the Mississippi to preserve water reservoirs.

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Environment
3:02 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Ky. Hunters Set Record in Modern Gun Season

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Kentucky hunters killed more deer than ever before this season. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials say hunters bagged close to 93,000 deer during the modern gun season, which ended Monday. That surpasses the previous record of 87,000 set in 2004.

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Environment
2:37 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Lawmakers and Army Corps of Engineers Discussing Missouri River Cutoff

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Lawmakers from several Mississippi River states are meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers today to address the waterway's critically low levels between St. Louis and Cairo .

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Environment
3:17 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Study: More Than Half of Couches Tested Contain Toxic Chemicals

Ranjith Siji Wikimedia Commons

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 11:29 am

Anyone who watched television footage of Lexington during last year’s Final Four knows that if you try hard enough, couches can burn. But because of a California state law requiring the inclusion of flame retardants, most are made with some chemicals designed to slow burning down. And a new analysis of couch cushions from around the country shows that several toxic or carcinogenic chemicals are still common ingredients in most couches.

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Environment
5:25 am
Wed November 28, 2012

River Industry Leaders Urge Obama For Emergency Declaration

Credit 2008 National Park Service

River navigation leaders want the Obama administration to take emergency action to avoid a river commerce shutdown. The Army Corps of Engineers is reducing flows on the Missouri River. That will drop Mississippi River levels by as much as four feet by Dec. 10.

The Waterways Council CEO Mike Toohey says the basic inputs of everyday life will not arrive at their destination if commerce is interrupted between St. Louis and Cairo, Illinois.

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Agriculture
7:51 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Late Rains Save Most TN Crops

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Tennessee farmers may be lamenting losses to the corn harvest resulting from this summer’s drought, but midsummer rains have saved most of their other crops. Cotton is expected to bring in some of the best per-acre yields. Farmer Willis Jepson says soybeans made 55 bushels per acre. That’s 15 more than usual. But his farm still lost $500,000  in corn.

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Environment
3:30 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Corps of Engineers Moves Ahead with Missouri River Cutoff

The Army Corps of Engineers has begun reducing the flow from a Missouri River reservoir, a move expected to worsen low water conditions on the Mississippi River and potentially halt barge traffic at St. Louis within weeks.

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