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Environment
1:21 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

LBL Scenery Management Plan May See Revisions In Response to Public Concerns

Credit LBL Forest Service

Lyon County’s Judge Executive says Land Between the Lakes Officials may rewrite their controversial draft Scenery Management Plan. Wade White’s comments come following a meeting with LBL Area Supervisor Tina Tilley.

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Environment
3:51 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Change in Nerve Agent Disposal Process Under Consideration at Blue Grass Army Depot

Discussions are underway regarding proposed changes in the process of disposing chemical weapons at the Blue Grass Army Depot.

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Environment
6:15 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Environmentalists, Some Local Leaders Urge End Of New Madrid Levee Project

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 5:04 am

A coalition of ninety environmental groups and over twenty community leaders in Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky are urging President Obama to block the Army Corps of Engineers from completing a $165 million  levee project in Missouri’s bootheel.
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Environment
3:47 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

LBL Officials Address Concern About Scenery Management Plan

Credit LBL Forest Service

Land Between the Lake’s officials are addressing some confusion about their draft Scenery Management Plan which has raised concern among those who disagree with Forest Service management of the National Recreation Area. 

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Environment
2:04 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

[Slideshow] Puppies Sound Good! Meet Chester

Our monthly feature, "Puppies Sound Good" brings Kathy Hodge from the Humane Society of Calloway County and a puppy (or puppies) available for adoption to our studio in search for a home. Today, we met Chester, a black lab. Hodge says he's about 12 weeks old, but was brought in as a stray so they don't know much about his ancestry. Chester was shy at first (seeing more humans in one room than he had his entire life) but after a few treats, he warmed right up and sat in Todd Hatton's lap during the interview. He seemed very relaxed and laid back. Kathy and Todd Hatton also talk about what's going on at the Humane Society and some advice for those thinking about pets as a Christmas gift.

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Environment
12:33 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Geologists Record Widespread Activity On Ste. Genevieve Seismic Zone

In this figure, the dots mark the epicenters of earthquakes of magnitude 2.0 or greater between January 1974 and December 2013. The stars mark the epicenters of earthquakes of magnitude 5.0 or greater since 1800.
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Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 2:57 pm

Geologists with Indiana University and several other Midwestern schools have identified widespread seismic activity along an “underappreciated” seismic zone in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. 

The seismic zone is named after a small Missouri town --- but it’s not New Madrid.

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Environment
2:04 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Kentucky Trail Projects Receive Funding Boost

Credit Kentucky Tourism

Seventeen trail projects across Kentucky will receive more than $1 million dollars in funding from the state's Recreational Trail Program.

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Environment
9:26 am
Mon December 1, 2014

EPA Expected to Finalize First Federal Coal Ash Regulations This Month

Coal ash stored in a landfill at LG&E's Cane Run Power Station.

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 8:01 am

Four-and-a-half years after they were first announced, the Environmental Protection Agency plans to finalize the nation’s first federal rules on the handling of coal ash this month.

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Environment
4:38 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Land Between The Lakes Plans to Boost Visual Appeal

Credit LBL Forest Service

Updated 11/26/14 4:11 p.m.

  Land Between the Lakes wants to boost its visual appeal and is asking for public comment on a proposed Scenery Management Plan.

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Environment
1:09 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

At Mammoth Cave, Studying the Effect of Ozone on Plants

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 11:32 am

High ozone levels aren’t healthy for people, especially the very young, elderly or sick. But the pollution is bad for plants, too, and researchers at Mammoth Cave National Park are trying to determine its effects on the park’s flora.

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