Environment

NORTHEAST NATURAL ENERGY

  Dozens of chemicals that can affect the fertility of humans and animals are being found in the air near unconventional oil and gas development, according to a new study.

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  Paducah is a ‘Tree City USA’ for the 26th consecutive year.

Erica Peterson, WFPL News

Kentucky officials say researchers will experiment with a riverbed bubbler and sound system as an environmentally friendly way to block the spread of an invasive fish.

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Thousands of volunteers are expected to pick up litter along Kentucky's roadways this week.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Preparations begin on Monday for a concrete rehabilitation project on the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway in Christian and Hopkins County. 

Brazil To Kentucky: How Tariffs Could Affect The Coal Industry

Mar 9, 2018
Erica Peterson, WFPL News

  Add another export to the growing list of American products other countries could tax because of tariffs: met coal.

Metallurgical coal — or “met coal” — is low-ash, low-sulfur coal that’s used to produce coke, an essential fuel for steel-making.

Taylor Inman, WKMS

A bridge linking Kentucky and Illinois has reopened almost a week after it was closed by floodwaters.

Scoot over, cans; cartons are moving in on your shelf space. Specifically, the soft, light rectangular containers commonly associated with juice boxes — "aseptic cartons" to the carton literati.

"They're growing in popularity," says Jason Pelz, vice president of recycling projects for the Carton Council, an industry group. "Broth is predominantly in aseptic packaging now, and you see a lot of coconut water in it."

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area says it plans to open most campgrounds and attractions on Friday but will have some flood-related limitations.

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