Environment

Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund, via Facebook

The state budget adopted by the Kentucky general assembly last week maintains some funding for the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund. Land preservationists are breathing a sigh of relief. 

Hannu Viitanen, 123rf Stock Photo

Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities are unveiling the company’s first solar array Tuesday. The solar array was approved in 2014 by state regulators, and is Kentucky’s first utility-scale solar energy system.

USFWS/Ann Froschauer, Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-2.0)

A state conversation group has partnered with the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Imperiled Bat Conservation Fund (IBCF) and a group of Henderson County citizens to purchase 650 additional acres of land in western Kentucky.  

Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded University of Kentucky researchers a grant to support the development of new cleanup strategies at the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.

Barney Moss / Flickr (Creative Commons License)

Louisville will be getting up to 10 more public electric vehicle charging stations.

National Weather Service Paducah, weather.gov

A freeze warning is in effect for the Four Rivers Region tonight. Temperatures drop down to the upper 20s to low 30s. 

fesus, 123rf Stock Photo

Illinois will resume sending residents vehicle emissions test notices after it stopped in December due to the lack of a state budget. 

Sarah Frostenson, Rad Cunninghnam, Washington State Department of Health

Murray, Mayfield, Paducah, Hopkinsville and Clarksville lead urban centers in the Four Rivers Region for possible lead contamination according to a new online map

usgs.gov

In its first One-Year Seismic Hazard Forecast, the United States Geological Survey indicates an increased short-term risk for natural earthquakes in the New Madrid seismic zone for 2016. The forecast is also the first to show potential ground-shaking hazards from both human-induced and natural earthquakes.

What Did Life 'After Coal' Look Like In Wales?

Apr 6, 2016

Eastern Kentucky has lost nearly 10,000 coal industry jobs in the past eight years, and the region is in the midst of a conversation about economic transition.

Decades ago, the Welsh coalfields underwent a similar evolution.

There, in the 1980s, the coal mining areas of Wales collapsed. More than 20,000 people lost their jobs in just five years. But since then, locals have moved the area away from coal, and the region’s economy has rebounded somewhat.

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