Upper Missouri River Basin Study Identifies Strategies to Meet Future Water Demands and Improve Drought Resiliency

Environmental News Network

The Bureau of Reclamation released the Missouri River Headwaters Basin Study that provides options to meet the increased water demand and a change in the timing of the snowmelt runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Fort Peck Reservoir. .

Missouri Food Pantries Help Clients Grow Their Own Produce

Green (Living) Review

Grow Well Missouri , a program that travels to food pantries around central Missouri, is one of several food-aid groups trying to do just that, passing out seeds and starter plants to low-income locals. Four volunteers for Grow Well Missouri worked under a blue popup tent outside of Central Pantry, repotting about 50 starter tomato plants into larger containers. In the U.S., 1 in 6 people struggles with hunger.


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A simple benefit-cost analysis of the Missouri levee blowup

Environmental Economics

NYTimes : With a flash of light and a massive rumbling that shook windows miles away, the Army Corps of Engineers set off explosives at 10 p.m. along the first of several sections of the earthen barrier, sending 550,000 cubic feet of water a second across the 130,000 acres of farmland known as the spillway. There were 90 homes in the spillway, but under the cover of darkness it was impossible to gauge the initial devastation. Blowing up the levees is expected to save the town of Cairo, Ill ( pop.

5 buildings on this Missouri campus just achieved LEED Platinum


Louis, Missouri has just reached a major sustainable building milestone. 5 buildings on this Missouri campus just achieved LEED Platinum. The Danforth Campus at Washington University in St.

ALEC Exposed in Missouri: Who Is Writing Our Laws? | PR Watch

PR Watch

ALEC Exposed in Missouri: Who Is Writing Our Laws? PRESS RELEASE FROM PROGRESS MISSOURI. JEFFERSON CITY -- Progress Missouri today released a detailed research report exposing the influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in creating our laws. The research report shows the effect of ALEC, which allows large corporations to write big-business friendly bills and helps legislators advance this legislation on the state level, on Missouris political system.

Floodwaters Expected To Benefit Species Along Missouri River

Eco Friendly Daily

Approximately sixty years ago the Missouri River in the United States was dammed. But due to major threats of flooding along the Missouri River this year, the river may be able to establish conditions not seen in more than sixty years. The expected floodwaters of the Missouri will increase the nutrients lacking for decades downstream and will leave what would be considered natural habitat of the region once floodwaters recede.

Dakota Access Pipeline placed under environmental review


The controversy stems from worries about leaks that could drastically affect the environment, especially where the DAPL runs under the Missouri River. Business Eco Green a-federal-judge dakota-access department missouri missouri-river operator pipeline standing

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Kansas City approves free public transportation for all


According to a 6-month study by the Citizens for Modern Transit group, which was commissioned by the Missouri Public Transit Association in partnership with AARP, Missouri’s public transportation sector in 2019 provides “an annual average of 60.1 rides per year, per Missouri resident.”

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 2

Cool Green Science

The Exxon Pegasus pipeline has leaked again, this time in Missouri. Climate Change Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Green Living International North America Science Sustainable Livelihoods The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy United States ban on drilling ban on fracking Bloomberg drilling drought exxon pipelines Farm Bill fracking Grist Huffington Post importing trash Missouri New Mexico Norway npr oslo pegasus rhino poaching South Africa Treehugger

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Worlds largest Passive House building to open in Kansas City


The largest Passive House building in the world is set to welcome its first tenants this October in the historic River Market of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Eco Green air bought-out-most figure-out-the hackberry homes house missouri passive house passivehouse reproductiveThe luxury apartment community — dubbed Second + Delaware — will offer high-end amenities alongside energy-efficient advantages with 80% to 90% energy savings compared to conventional buildings.

Meghan Markle narrates new Disney elephant documentary


Eco Green a-joint-trailer a-knit-sweaters dakota-access disney dolphin-reef elephants film india missouri news operator pipelineMeghan Markle is returning to show biz to narrate a new Disney documentary about African elephants.

Amid Midwest Flooding, a Call for New Solutions

Cool Green Science

In just the last two years, we’ve had three record-breaking floods — the Mississippi, the Missouri and now the Illinois. Featured Post 1 Fish Fresh Water The Nature Conservancy United States Water Conservation emiquon preserve flood management flooding flooding disaster floodplains floods floodwater freshwater conservation great rivers partnership illinois river Michael Reuter Mississippi River missouri river natural disasters river health rivers

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Video to accompany John's post

Environmental Economics

Here's video of the controlled Missouri levee explosion.    And who doesn't like a good controlled explosion *? *I I guess maybe the 90 people whose homes are now underwater probably weren't big fans

This isn't the sort of press the UMKC B-school wanted

Environmental Economics

The governor of Missouri has called for an investigation into the validity of rankings that prominently featured the University of Missouri at Kansas City’s business school. Gov. We're number 1 in the world in generating bogus rankings!  Gov.

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Where is the congressional outcry over price suppression (or whatever the opposite of price gouging is)?

Environmental Economics

Another ten states -- Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas and Virginia -- also have gas for less than $2. Data from price tracker GasBuddy.com shows that three states -- Oklahoma, Louisiana and Ohio -- have at least one station each selling regular gas for less than $1.90 a gallon. Cheap gas is most frequently found at stations in Oklahoma, which was the first state to break the $2 a gallon mark on Dec.

2014 167

"Climate Change’s Bottom Line"

Environmental Economics

Crop yields in Missouri and Illinois would face a 15 percent decline over the next 25 years. From a profile of "the Risky Business Project, an unusual collection of business and policy leaders determined to prepare American companies for climate change": In May 2014, the committee members gathered at the Bloomberg Philanthropies offices in Manhattan to hear two of the authors commissioned by the Rhodium Group — Robert E.

2015 160

Daily Demand and Supply: Unintended Consequences

Environmental Economics

  One direct effect is: The Mid-Continent Nail plant in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, laid off 60 of its 500 workers last week because of increased steel costs.  A tariff on steel imports causes the price of imported steel to increase.  The company blames the 25% tariff on imported steel. Orders for nails plunged 50% after the company raised its prices to deal with higher steel costs. Maybe not intended, but perhaps predictable. 

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The ever-darkening shadow of Monsanto-fueled superweeds

Green (Living) Review

In Missouri alone, spray drift from illegal dicamba use on soybean fields has damaged more than 40,000 acres of other crops, including peaches, tomatoes, alfalfa, cantaloupes, watermelons, rice, peas, peanuts and alfalfa. Last month, Missouri’s largest peach producer filed a lawsuit claiming Monsanto should be held responsible for the loss of 30,000 peach trees resulting in financial losses exceeding $1 million.

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Artifox's solid wood standing desk has a place for everything

Green (Living) Review

Louis, Missouri based Artifox came up with this lovely minimalist design made out of solid maple wood, and featuring a bunch of clever organization details. For many, standing desks are a healthier option to work, allowing for more mobility and less potential for repetitive strain injuries. TreeHugger Mike has tried it , and Lloyd has written frequently about various standing desk designs , and how some office workers are even hacking their own versions.

2015 105

We said there warn't no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't.*

Environmental Economics

Heavy rains have pushed the river to near-record levels, putting pressure on a tributary system that began buckling days earlier when a levee failed and flooded a handful of rural towns in southeastern Missouri. A mandatory evacuation was issued Saturday for a southwestern Illinois town threatened by the rain-swollen Mississippi River, an order that was issued as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers weighed whether to blow up a levee and flood rural farm communities to save the town.

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I've been submitting misleading data to RePEc for years

Environmental Economics

And still, my rankings go nowhere: The professor at the heart of a  rankings scandal  at the University of Missouri at Kansas City’s Henry W. Bloch School of Management has resigned,  The Kansas City Star  reported. The controversy centers on an innovation-management program that the professor, Michael Song, founded in 2005 and led until last year.

2015 138

Victory at Standing Rock as Dakota Access pipeline shut down


Standing Rock Reservation straddles the Dakotas’ state line and draws its water from the Missouri River. In December 2016, before leaving office, the Obama administration ordered a full environmental review of the project, including analysis of the tribe’s treaty rights, and denied permits allowing the pipeline to cross the Missouri River. Green community space dakota-access missouri modular housing north obama organization people Recycle technology

Crayfish interbreeding causing the extinction of native species


In a new study conducted by Illinois Natural History Survey , scientists discovered by chance that the virile crayfish species , faxonius virilis, are interbreeding with native crayfish in the Current River in Missouri, leading to disruptions in the ecosystem. The Ozarks in Missouri and Arkansas are just a great place to be a crayfish,” Larson said.

Friday beer post

Environmental Economics

Offered by Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, it called on the Senate to nullify a  climate change agreement in November  between the United States and China in which both nations pledged to reduce their carbon emissions. Is it beer thirty yet? I need a drink: The Senate on Thursday again voted to reject two measures related to the Keystone XL pipeline that declared that humans are a cause of climate change — the second set of votes on the issue in two days.

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I find it somewhat ironic that our oil reserves outlasted the "Peak Oilers'" blog

Environmental Economics

Goose (also known as Professor Kyle Saunders of Colorado State University) and Heading Out (also known as Professor Dave Summers formerly of the University of Missouri). Geez, now who are we going to use as strawmen in the Peak Oil debate? The Oil Drum (TOD) was an internet energy phenomenon that ran for over eight years from April 2005 to September 2013. The site was founded by Prof.

2013 131

"IRBs Gone Wild"

Environmental Economics

Follow the links to see some IRB test questions at the University of Missouri. The Door: I had one--thankfully, just one--experience similar to Peter Klein's. So, even social-science researchers must receive IRB training and have individual research projects — yes, every research project that involves “human subjects,”  which includes research using secondary data  — approved by the campus IRB. The data I used had already been gathered and was completely anonymous.

2013 125

Bourbon barrel economics

Environmental Economics

Advanced ) "Leroy McGinnis's Missouri-based company, McGinnis Wood Products Inc., From the inbox: Bourbon Feels the Burn of a Barrel Shortage by: Tripp Mickle May 12, 2015. TOPICS:  Supply and Demand. SUMMARY:  Distilleries are navigating a bourbon-barrel shortage, as increased demand for the drink coincided with reduction of logging of the white oak wood. Prices of barrels are up sharply. The shortage reflects a supply-chain conundrum.

2015 160

"Valuing conservation in the context of climate change"

Environmental Economics

With our coauthor, Ziyan Chu, we recently came up with a dollar value of these climate resilience benefits for the case of a specific investment in natural areas in the state of Missouri—the Meramec Greenway. I've had students who wanted to estimate benefits of greenways for years. We never could find much in the literature. Here is something new.

2014 125

I've developed some rankings that make me the #1 researcher

Environmental Economics

And announcing it as if I totally believe it: When a study found that the business school at the University of Missouri at Kansas City boasted the world’s No. 1 program in innovation-management research, officials from the chancellor on down basked publicly in the news. Now an investigation by The Kansas City Star has cast substantial doubt on that glowing result.

2014 153

Upcoming American Eco-Fests for 2012

Green Home Blog

Green Mountain Eco-Fest – Eldridge, Missouri August 31st – September 2nd. Located in the Missouri Ozarks (with camping along the Niangua River) this three day event is full of activities. Upcoming American Eco-Fests for 2012. Whether you are a socially conscious green friendly consumer or environmentally concerned small business, upcoming American eco-fests for 2012 could be just the thing to visit or join and become an eco-vendor.

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Study links certain parenting tactics to increased materialism later in life

Green (Living) Review

If you want to raise appreciative and grateful children, here''s what NOT to do. The temptation to use holiday gifts as bribery to ensure kids’ good behaviour is hard to resist. It’s a time of year when emotions run high. Stressed parents are busy shopping and wrapping gifts, and many kids come up with absurdly detailed lists of items they’d like (or even expect) to receive. Decent behaviour would seem a logical trade for all the effort parents put in to make the holidays good for their kids.

2015 105

Exxon Conceals Results of 2013 Pegasus Pipeline Inspection

Sierra Club Compass

 Their concerns are elevated even higher by yesterday's news of another Pegasus pipeline spill in our neighboring state of Missouri.   Did the inspection reveal any problem with the portion of Pegasus that leaked in Missouri this week?    If the inspection in February 2013 did  not  show any problems prior to the Mayflower rupture and Missouri leak, are you concerned that your inspection efforts were substandard?

2013 86

"St. Louis Taxpayers Aren't Finished Paying For The Stadium The Rams Abandoned"

Environmental Economics

Louis and Missouri now have to spend the money more wisely. Remember that time you broke up with your boyfriend to date the another guy (funnier and better looking!), found out the other guy wasn't that great, and then got back with your old boyfriend? The second relationship with your original boyfriend wasn't so great, was it?*    The St.

Clean Energy: Making Better Economic Sense and Keeping the Heat On During the Polar Vortex

Sierra Club Compass

  Meanwhile, in Missouri, Kansas City Power & Light announced this week it will expand an energy efficiency program and "double its wind-generating capacity to serve 124,000 homes." Clean energy continues to make the news nationwide as solar and wind power continue expanding at an exponential rate.   "Solar is a better deal."

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Citizen Science Tuesday: BeeSpotter

Nature Conservancy - Science

In Illinois, Missouri, and now Ohio, you can help by submitting your bumble and honey bee photos to BeeSpotter – all it takes is a camera and a few minutes. BeeSpotter is currently in Illinois, Missouri, and expanding to Ohio this year! Common eastern bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) at a squash flower. Photo by Kent McFarland/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.

2015 70

Mankiw: The Key Role of Conservatives in Taxing Carbon

Environmental Economics

Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican. Because conservatives heart climate policy?    This summer, a friend sent me  a remarkable headline  from The Seattle Times: “ ‘Green’ Alliance Opposes Petition to Tax Carbon.”. My initial thought was that this doesn’t make sense. It is like reading “Democrats Rally to Cut the Minimum Wage” or “Republicans Unite to Hike Income Taxes.”.

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Activists protest Biden’s compromised green infrastructure deal


Missouri Representative Cori Bush and New York Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman joined the protest and spoke on the urgent need to address the climate crisis. President Biden made big promises about a new, green infrastructure plan that would mitigate the effects of climate change. But just six months into his presidency, White House negotiators are already making a deal with senators to backpedal on the big changes necessary to attain climate goals.

Protecting Our Water from Coal Pollution

Sierra Club Compass

From a "toxic lemonade stand" in Pennsylvania, to a "Miss and Mr. Toxic Water Swimsuit Competition" in Missouri, and from a kayaking trip outside a coal plant in Oklahoma to a fish-less fish fry in Illinois, activists from coast to coast will be calling for the EPA to finalize the strongest possible standards to protect American families from dangerous toxic water pollution. Think about this: Have you spent a day out on the water this summer? Swimming? Fishing? Boating?

2013 87

Recovery: Saving American Burying Beetles, Nature’s Undertakers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Reintroduction, yet to prove successful, is ongoing in Massachusetts, Ohio and Missouri. The petitioners are not similarly constrained, claiming the beetle’s range includes not just Texas but also Massachusetts, Ohio and Missouri. “We In southwest Missouri beetle reintroduction has been happening for five years on The Nature Conservancy’s Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie. The shiny black, orange-spotted adults can approach two inches in length.

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The Rot Riders: An eco minded crew that collects food waste


Ishan Sidhu: On every Sunday afternoons, a crew of environmentally minded trailer towing bike riders called ‘The Rot Riders’, ride through the neighborhoods of Kirksville, Missouri. The crew consists of five core riders and few volunteers who split into pairs and divide their routes to collect overfilled buckets of food waste from the selected lawns and porches. The Rot Riders’ Bike for Compost. Picture Gallery. The Rot Riders’ Bike for Compost.

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Storms in the 21st Century: Tracking Sandy

Green Home Blog

That year, 2008, is also the backdrop for Mississippi River floods that destroyed many of the small cities and towns along its banks as it moved south from Rock Island, Illinois to Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Storms in the 21st Century: Tracking Sandy. Hurricane Sandy Climate scientists warned us several years ago that increasing global warming would set off a chain reaction of bad weather called a negative feedback loop – defined as, “The worse it gets, the worse it gets.”.

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Conserving Bison in Indiana. Yes, Indiana.

Nature Conservancy - Science

Capizzo participated in round-ups at the Conservancy’s Dunn Ranch in Missouri and Broken Kettle Preserve in Iowa. “It The Nature Conservancy is continuing to expand its bison conservation program, and now the animals are moving east. This fall, the shaggy beasts will be reintroduced to Kankakee Sands , a Nature Conservancy preserve in southern Indiana. The Nature Conservancy has an extensive bison conservation program, with herds now found on 13 preserves.

NOAA predicts drought in the west, flooding in the east


But a lot of minor to moderate floods will likely hit the coastal plain of the Carolinas and the Lower Missouri and Lower Ohio River basins. Prepare for more drought in the West and flooding in the East, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s spring outlook report. Most of the western half of the country is already in moderate to exceptional drought conditions, which, unfortunately, is likely to expand into the most significant spring drought since 2013.