Volunteers moving a plastic box news

Missourians relieve plastic pollution on a local level

To help reduce plastic exposure, some local efforts include Missouri River Relief and The Clean Refill.

Maggie Girardi - 11-22-2023

Tractor moves through field news

Farmers adopt practices that improve their land, support environment

The Climate-Resilient Crop and Livestock Project is set to run for four more years.

Celidh Kern - 11-26-2023

Laws Observatory Roof news

Lights out: Stankowski Field to go dark once monthly for light pollution

There’s an issue dominating the night sky at MU’s Laws Observatory: light pollution from Stankowski Field.

Mary McCue Bell - 10-04-2023

Volunteer learning to compost news

City of Columbia Volunteer Programs holds composting workshop

The City of Columbia Volunteer Programs held their composting workshop in Capen Park.

Kate Cassady - 09-19-2023

Woman sitting on bench news

Could patio umbrellas and planters help cool Philly blocks?

Citizen scientists and Drexel researchers are testing whether planter benches make summer heat in Philly more bearable.

Sophia Smith - 08-26-2023

Man looking at power lines news

Why lasers could help make the electric grid greener

The climate crisis demands replacing fossil fuels with green energy quickly.

Julia Simon - 08-13-2023

Where the wild things grow news

Where the Wild Things Grow

If you want to create a buzz in your yard, you’ll need to take a walk on the wild side.

Michelle Tehrune - 08-09-2023

Parks and Recreation employee Sam Swindell waters a tree amid a heat wave last Wednesday at Twin Lakes Recreation Area in Columbia news

Ongoing drought adding to city tree management difficulties

Columbia is facing its worst drought in nearly a decade — creating challenges for the city’s urban tree canopy.

Egan Ward - 07-04-2023

David Whalen leads the Emergency Management Disability Awareness training March 27 at Columbia College. The training connected first responders, other emergency management organizations and people with disabilities. news

People with disabilities take control in disaster preparedness

Emergency Management Disability Awareness sessions will be held in local Missouri regions for the next three years.

Kristina Abovyan - 05-05-2023