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Environment
3:50 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Roads Clear Up After Morning Snowfall, Chance for Black Ice Overnight

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Roads in our region should be mostly clear this afternoon after light snowfall closed some schools and even caused a few accidents.

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Environment
3:56 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

White Nose Syndrome Taking its Toll in Kentucky

A group of bats affected by white nose syndrome. The fungus typically grows on the nose and wings of hibernating bats.
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Despite a somewhat rosy outlook in the eastern United States, white nose syndrome shows no signs of letting up in Kentucky bats.

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Puppies Sound Good
1:11 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Puppies Sound Good! Meet Squirt

Squirt, available for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County
Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This month, in our Puppies Sound Good special series, featuring one or more puppies available for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County, we meet a lab mix named Squirt. He was very friendly with WKMS staff members and loved being cuddled. He fell asleep in the lap of Humane Society Executive Director Kathy Hodge during the Sounds Good conversation. Squirt was found as a stray and has since been given shots and wormed. He's currently being socialized with other dogs in a foster home.

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Environment
5:04 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Louisville Archdioceses Awaits Papal Encyclical on Climate Change

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This may be the year the world’s developed nations work out a deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change. The meeting is scheduled for Paris in December, but before that, Pope Francis is expected to tell the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics that climate change is an issue relevant to their faith.

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Environment
2:59 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Appeals Court Rules Mining Companies Can’t Sue Mine Inspectors

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Mining companies can’t sue individual government inspectors for damages, according to a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued late last month.

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Environment
1:43 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Officials Say No Regulation for Asian Carp Harvests

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State wildlife officials say commercializing the harvest of Asian Carp may be the only way to eradicate the invasive species, but it may lead to problems in itself. Ron Brooks, Fisheries Director of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about plans for over-harvesting Asian Carp and Kentucky's lucrative caviar industry.

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Environment
1:35 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Study: Toxic Algae Blooms Help Create Their Own Favorable Conditions

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 12:05 pm

Last summer, cyanobacteria made the news when a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie shut down the city of Toledo, Ohio’s water supply. In Kentucky, similar conditions meant that vacationers at 15 lakes were greeted by warnings to avoid direct contact with the water, if possible.

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Environment
12:20 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Is Fracking Coming to the Cumberlands?

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 6:03 am

Speculation has begun in Eastern Kentucky about a potentially large reserve of oil and natural gas trapped about two miles underground. If the Rogersville Shale is proven productive, it would be the region’s first major oil and gas play. This has excited the industry, but some residents are worried about the toll large-scale oil and gas production would take on human health and the environment.

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Environment
12:58 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

TVA Prepares for Single-Digit Temperatures, High Power Demand Wednesday

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With the National Weather Service Calling for a low of 4 degrees Wednesday night, the Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing for power consumption levels comparable to last January when the utility saw record winter demand.

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Weather
6:12 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Four Rivers Braces for Arctic Temperatures

Credit National Weather Service, crh.noaa.gov

National Weather Service meteorologists say the Four Rivers region will see an extended period of arctic cold this week, with Tuesday the only day with above-freezing temperatures.  The NWS says the greatest concern will come late Tuesday night through early Thursday when a strong arctic high moves in from the plains states.  

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