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Public input sought on updated Parks and Rec master plan

The department is holding public input meetings in each ward so residents can learn more about the plan and give input. ...

Emmet Jamison - 09-19-2022

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New student garden at Columbia College grows food for the community

Grown over three buckets of tomatoes and peppers and donated them to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

Elizabeth Derner - 09-19-2022

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Local beekeepers share tips on hive management during monthly meeting

Around 30 people attended the Boone Beekepers Association's meeting on Sunday to ask question and voice concerns.

Cayli Yanagida - 09-19-2022

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Warming Trends: A Comedy With Solar Themes, a Greener Cryptocurrency and the Underestimated Climate Supermajority

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 09-19-2022

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Remember That Coal Surge Last Year? Yeah, It’s Over

Renewables are now about 25 percent of U.S. electricity generation, leapfrogging coal.

Dan Gearino - 09-12-2022

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Warming Trends: Video Gamers Helping the Climate, a Big Advance for Lab-Grown Meat and Belabored Decisions May Bring Better Results, If Not More Happiness

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 09-12-2022

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Where's the water? What La Niña's "triple-dip" means for Big Muddy

The Missouri River is flooded with benefits....

John Belfonte - 09-06-2022

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Clear cut: Local boy scouts remove invasive honeysuckle

While most students were home working on schoolwork, Troop 6 was busy eradicating honeysuckle from Kiwanis Park.

Ricky Schodl - 09-06-2022

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Conservationists celebrate milestone in effort to save Missouri’s endangered hellbenders

The Saint Louis Zoo has reached the 10,000 milestone number of hellbenders bred in captivity released into the wild.

Rebecca Rivas - 09-06-2022

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Civic clubs across Columbia to team up for cleanup in Cosmo Park

For the first time in 50 years, civic clubs partner up to enhance the quality of life in Columbia's parks.

Marjai Neal - 09-06-2022

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Warming Trends: Climate Insomnia, the Decline of Alpine Bumblebees and Cycling like the Dutch and the Danes

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 09-06-2022

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Columbia receives federal grant to purchase electric vehicles

Columbia received a $2.8 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration for Columbia's public transit system.

Cole Banker - 08-29-2022

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Columbia seeks public input on how to prioritize future MoDOT projects

Input can be given at in-person and virtual workshops Tuesday, public meeting Thursday and an online survey.

CHARLIE RECCHIA - 08-29-2022

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Warming Trends: Bill Nye’s New Focus on Climate Change, Bottled Water as a Social Lens and the Coming End of Blacktop

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 08-29-2022

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With COP27 Approaching, Cities Like Philadelphia Are ‘Powerful Tools’ for Climate Adaptation

The annual climate talks will focus on protecting people and places from the growing threat of extreme weather events.

Kiley Bense - 08-29-2022

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Columbia Parks and Recreation updates park and trails master plan

Includes updates to neighborhood parks, trails and open space plans and serves as a guide for future development.

Maelisha Boclair - 08-22-2022

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The New US Climate Law Will Reduce Carbon Emissions and Make Electricity Less Expensive, Economists Say

Research shows consumers are paying too much for electricity, given the carbon cost of the power now on the grid.

Marianne Lavelle - 08-22-2022

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Warming Trends: Heat Indexes Soar, a Beloved Walrus is Euthanized in Norway, and Buildings Designed To Go Net-Zero

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katlyn Weisbrod - 08-22-2022

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US communities are mapping heat islands to boost climate resilience - Phys.org

The phenomenon is becoming more and more dangerous because of the global climate crisis.

Lucie Aubourg - 08-22-2022

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With Corn Belt inching north, Midwest farm diversification gains momentum

A growing number of Midwestern farmers reevaluate as they face climate change, market shocks and other threats.

Adam Goldstein - 08-15-2022

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Warming Trends: Sports and Climate Change in Texas, a Community Housing Project Named after Rachel Carson and an E-Bike Conversion Kit for Your Bicycle

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Kateyln Weisbrod - 08-15-2022

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Can Wolves and Beavers Help Save the West From Global Warming?

A regional rewilding network would help capture carbon, boost water supplies and protect against flooding and drought.

Bob Berwyn - 08-15-2022

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Landfills full of dangerous pollutants: MU researchers can tell you which ones are worst

In partnership with the USDA Forest Service, researchers developed a system to prioritize the most toxic pollutants.

University of Missouri - 08-12-2022

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Pavement made from recycled plastic to be tested on Stadium Boulevard

Pavement incorporates plastic waste such as grocery bags and drinking straws.

Joy Mazur - 08-12-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: Here Are 3 States to Watch in 2021

This year, we will be watching Massachusetts and Illinois, which are poised to pass major clean energy legislation

Dan Gearino - 01-23-2021

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FEMA Grants Will Pay To Repair N.H. Dams That Could Cause Disasters If They Failed

New Hampshire will offer a new federal grant program to rehabilitate some of its dozens of so-called “high hazard&...

Annie Roepik - 09-28-2020

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An extreme weather pattern is setting up across the central US

Temperatures are set to feel hotter in the Central US than in Death Valley, California.

Pedram Javaheri - 07-16-2020

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Columbia suspends curbside recycling collection

Residential curbside recycling collection in Columbia will be suspended beginning Wednesday until further notice.

Columbia Daily Tribune - 07-16-2020

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More U.S. Homes Are at Risk of Repeat Flooding

The number of repeatedly flooded properties rose from 150,000 in 2009 to 214,000 in 2018—a 43% increase.

Thomas Frank - 07-10-2020

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April 2020 was Earth’s 2nd hottest April on record

April became the third month in a row to rank second-hottest on record for the globe.

NOAA - 05-26-2020

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Hydropower plants to support solar and wind energy

Hydropower plants can support solar and wind power, rather unpredictable by nature, in a climate-friendly manner. 

WN - 05-26-2020

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Rebuilding recycling to go circular

After the coronavirus pandemic has passed, the world will need solutions to repair our economy in a way that protects bo...

GreenBiz - 05-26-2020

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Reduced Demand for Electricity Leads to Power Giveaways

The pandemic is turning energy markets upside-down. Some consumers will get paid for using electricity.

New York Times - 05-26-2020

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Here’s How Covid-19 Is Affecting The Biggest Source of Clean Energy Jobs

Since the pandemic arrived, the country has lost almost 600,000 clean energy jobs. 

Inside Clean Energy - 05-26-2020

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What a Week’s Disasters Tell Us About Climate and the Pandemic

Extreme weather presents an even bigger threat when economies are crashing and ordinary people are stretched to their li...

New York Times - 05-26-2020

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Watershed Signs Meandering out into the County!

Keep a lookout for new watershed signs in the Greater Bonne Femme Watershed!These signs welcome you into the watershed a...

- 08-15-2022

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Celebrating Energy Efficiency Experts in Columbia

Did you know the energy we use makes up 70% of Columbia's greenhouse gas emissions?We're on a mission to change ...

- 07-25-2022