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Environment
9:26 am
Tue September 9, 2014

More Than Half Of U.S. Bird Species Threatened By Climate Change

A Baltimore oriole perches near apple blossoms in Mendota Heights, Minn.
Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Originally published on Tue September 9, 2014 7:33 am

People in Maryland love their Baltimore orioles — so much so that their Major League Baseball team bears the name of the migrating bird. Yet, by 2080, there may not be any orioles left in Maryland. They migrate each year and, according to a new report, could soon be forced to nest well north of the Mid-Atlantic state.

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Environment
2:14 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

As Coal Jobs Leave Kentucky, Where Are the Renewable Energy Jobs?

Originally published on Mon September 8, 2014 9:07 am

Kentucky doesn’t distinguish itself in a new report quantifying so-called “clean energy” jobs announced around the country in the second quarter of 2014.

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Environment
7:14 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Area Grape Harvest Ahead Of Schedule

River Ridge Winery's vineyard located in Commerce, Mo.
Jen Gradl

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 1:31 pm

The recent heat wave in the Midwest has sped up the harvesting process for local wine producers. In addition, the heavy amount of rainfall throughout the spring has cost some vintners a significant amount of money. 

According to Jerry Smith, owner of River Ridge Winery in Commerce, Mo., vintners want little to no rainfall after late June.Vintners need it to be dry when they harvest their grapes.

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Environment
1:20 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Weather Channel Seeks Tornado Footage

Credit NOAA, wikipedia.org

Producers from the Weather Channel are asking for help in gathering video of the tornadoes that ravaged Kentucky and Indiana on March 2nd, 2012.

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Environment
4:53 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

'The Astronomy Channel' Comes to Hopkinsville for Pre Solar Eclipse Event

The Astronomy Channel minivan at Middle-Tennessee State University
Credit Lonnie Puterbaugh, Facebook

The Hopkinsville Christian County Convention and Visitors Bureau sponsor a pre-solar eclipse event this Saturday with Lonnie Puterbaugh, designer of "The Astronomy Channel," a mobile observatory from Brentwood, Tennessee. Puterbaugh says the sun is quite active in its post solar maximum stage and invites the public to see the flares and prominences, as the community gets ready for the 2017 total eclipse.

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Environment
3:56 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

What Just Bit Me? Biting Flies Explained

Black Horse Fly
Credit R. Bessin, University of Kentucky

You're going for a walk through your neighborhood and suddenly a large horse fly starts buzzing aggressively around your head. Or maybe you're sitting at a picnic table and you have to keep shifting your legs because a little deer fly bites at your ankle. UK Research and Education Center at Princeton's entomologist Dr. Doug Johnson briefs us on the family Tabanidae, or biting flies, on Sounds Good.

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Environment
6:07 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Environmental Education Council Seeks Input at Murray State

The Kentucky Environmental Education Council is hosting community meetings around the Commonwealth, seeking input for their new five-year master plan. The Council provides teachers with environmental literature at local levels, the Green Ribbon Schools Program and an educator certification program. Elizabeth Schmitz joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to preview their meeting at Murray State this Thursday.

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Environment
6:22 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Where Do Kentucky’s Gubernatorial Candidates Stand on Coal and Climate Change?

Credit wikipedia.org

As candidates to become Kentucky’s next governor scramble to pledge allegiance to the coal industry, there’s one question they’re not addressing: Does burning coal contribute to climate change?

None of the three announced candidates for governor—former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, both Republicans; nor Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway—have offered a statement one way or another about whether they agree with the scientific consensus that burning fossil fuels like coal makes the planet warmer and destabilizing the climate.

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Heat Advisory
1:51 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

MSU's Judy Lyle Explains Dangers of Heatstroke and How to Beat the Heat

Murray State's Associate Director of Health Services Judy Lyle explains the effects and dangers of heatstroke. She visits Sounds Good to speak with Kate Lochte on tips to staying cool and healthy despite the ongoing heat wave. 

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Environment
2:32 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

West Kentucky Botanical Garden Hosts Daylily Hybridizing Event

Credit Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, Facebook

Saturday Morning Western Kentucky Botanical Garden in Owensboro hosts Magnolia, Kentucky's Wonderland of Daylilies' Herbie & Gale Phelps lecturing on "The Art and Science of Hybridizing" and we learn more about the presentation and a daylily auction with Susie Tyler.

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