Environment

Leaders from around the world are converging on Paris for the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference. The two-week event is designed to allow countries the chance to come to an agreement on stifling climate change.

Below are 10 questions and answers that should better prepare you for the conference and what to expect during and after its completion.

Click the audio link at the top of this page to listen to "Heating Up," NPR's special on climate change, hosted by Ari Shapiro. Share it, download it, take it with you.

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There is still a lot of coal in the ground in Kentucky, though it’s looking increasingly unlikely that most of it will be mined and burned.

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A boil water advisory remains in effect for approximately 3,000 North Marshall Water District customers on US Highway 641 North from Terrace Hills to the intersection of Highway 641 North and Highway 68 West.

LG&E and Kentucky Utilities

Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric are looking to increase access to electric power charging stations across the state.

The companies filed requests with the Kentucky Service Commission Friday in light of a report by the Electric Power Research Institute that indicates interest in electric transportation is growing.

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The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has received a $291,564 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help strengthen the commonwealth’s specialty crops market.

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

  The Secretary of Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet has officially submitted his resignation to Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear. Secretary Len Peters’ last day in his position will be Dec. 7, which is also Beshear’s last day in office.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

It's a puppy invasion at WKMS today! We met three puppies available for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County: two tiny terrier mix puppies named Jack and Jill and a young adult beagle named Honey. On Sounds Good, Todd Hatton speaks with Kathy Hodge about the puppies and some events coming up for the holidays.

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  Kentucky is the largest producing cattle industry east of the Mississippi River. Those cattle farmers, however, are getting older. According to a recent survey by The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association the average cattle producer in the Commonwealth is 62-years-old.

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This is the second story in a two-part investigation. The first story can be found here.

Rick Handshoe used to dream about building a house on his 50-some acres of property in Floyd County. He put a trailer there and raised his daughter. He planted an apple orchard and a garden. For years, he’d stand on the banks of the two small streams that met on his Eastern Kentucky land and catch crawdads and minnows.

Part I of a two-part investigation. Read Part II here.

Acrid smoke blanketed a neighborhood off Dixie Highway in Southwest Louisville on an unseasonably warm fall day last November. For more than 24 hours, a 30-foot-tall pile of tires burned at Liberty Tire, a tire recycling center on Bohannon Avenue. Those living within a mile of the site were urged to shelter in place.

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