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Environment
3:48 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Southern Illinoisans Express Concern About Fracking at Public Hearing

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Some Southern Illinois residents are concerned about hydraulic fracturing related water quality, chemical trade secrets and the size of fines levied on the industry.  

The comments came from among the 175 present at an Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ public hearing on fracking last night at Rend Lake College in Ina. A six-member panel listened to a range of public comments about the IDNR’s proposed fracking regulations.

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Environment
7:22 am
Mon December 2, 2013

TWRA Unleashes New App

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has a new mobile app that allows users to take along the latest agency info wherever they go.

The new app includes access to all hunting, trapping, fishing and boating guidelines. Hunters can keep a hunting diary, access their harvest logs and upload their trophy photos. Anglers can access a mobile fish identification guide.

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Environment
7:17 am
Wed November 27, 2013

12 KY Counties Receive Tourism Grants

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Grants totaling nearly $600,000 will go to help pay for recreational and tourism projects in 12 Kentucky counties.

Governor Steve Beshear announced the Land and Water Conservation Fund grants yesterday and says the Department for Local Government will administer the funds.

Beshear's office the fund is a grant matching reimbursement program for projects such as campgrounds, sports and play fields, swimming and fishing areas, boating facilities and trails.

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Environment
11:48 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Understanding the Wild Turkey

 Kate Lochte speaks with LBL Wildlife Technician Curtis Fowler about the wild turkey. Fowler explains the hard life of a turkey, times when turkeys were scarce in the US and when reintroduction took place, also a turkey's ability to fly and when you might see one airborne.

See more about turkey hunting at LBL.

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Environment
10:47 am
Tue November 26, 2013

LATA Notifies Employees of December Layoffs at PGDP Site

The company federally-contracted to clean up the site of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant notified 91 workers of layoffs Monday.

LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky notified 79 union workers from the United Steelworkers Local 550, as well as 12 salaried workers.

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Environment
7:01 am
Mon November 25, 2013

TN Waterfowl Season Opening

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Waterfowl hunting season opens on Thanksgiving Day throughout Tennessee except the Reelfoot zone.

The season there opened for two days earlier this month and reopens on Saturday. Both waterfowl seasons end on January 26.

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Energy
5:01 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Big Rivers Customers Can Expect Another Rate Increase, As Sebree Smelter Opts Out of Contract

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The Big Rivers Electric Corp. will be forced to raise rates again for its 113,000 customers, as a second western Kentucky aluminum smelter has reached an agreement to purchase its electricity on the free market.

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Environment
7:04 am
Fri November 22, 2013

IL Firearm Deer Hunting About To Begin

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It is firearm deer hunting season in Illinois. The annual firearm deer hunting season starts Friday and runs through Sunday. Then it picks up again for another four days between Dec. 5-8.

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Environment
7:18 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Beshear Announces Funds For Adventure Tourism

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has announced more than $1.1 million to develop and maintain 20 trail projects throughout Kentucky.

Beshear said opening trails is key to expanding adventure tourism, allowing communities to attract tourists while also providing outdoor activities for local residents.

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Environment
7:18 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Whooping Cranes Make Stop In KY En Route To Florida

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A flock of whooping cranes being guided by an aircraft on the way to Florida has arrived in Union County.

The endangered birds began a migration in early October from a wildlife area in Wisconsin. A release from the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership this week says the cranes have entered Kentucky.

It is the 13th group of birds involved in a project to reintroduce the species in eastern North America.

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