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2006 Environment Stories
Radio Story - The Governor's suggestion to delay the Ameren UE rate case in favor of finding a power outage prevention strategy has drawn a
Newspaper Story - The on-going drought that has plagued the midwest could lead to the cancellation of the 2008 navigation season on the Missouri River.
Radio Story - The Missouri Health Department has evacuated three of its buildings due to safety concerns. The department was worried about the amount of snow on roofs of the buildings.
Radio Story - The Missouri Department of Transportation says it bought less salt this winter than last year.
Radio Story - Missouri's Natural Resource Department says its pollution control measures improved air quality this ozone season. Diana Choksey (Chok-see) reports.
Radio Story - The Governor's Energy Task Force Chair Jeff Davis says Missourians need to practice conservation in their every day lives.
Radio Story - A Missouri insurance representative warns that deer-related car accidents traditionally spike towards the end of the year. Robbie Fisher has more from Jefferson City.
Radio Story - Other than paying the federal government for damages resulted from flood at a state park, Ameren Corporation may have to compensate the state as well.
Radio Story - Missourians looking for spectacular fall leaves may not find them in some parts of Missouri.
Radio Story - Monarch butterflies are traveling through Missouri to Mexico, but they are a week late.
Newspaper Story - Ancient Missouri roadside and park artificats have a new home.
Radio Story - Missouri's Conservation Department urges Missourians to help the state keep out harmful forest insects
Newspaper Story - Recent precipitation brings relief to Missouri trees from the drought and anticipated El Nino conditions for the fall could prevent them from experiencing long-term damage to health
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Natural Resources Department's wind energy project raised skeptical questions from the state's Energy Task Force.
Radio Story - President Bush's new bird flu preparedness plan gives responsibility to local government.
Newspaper Story - The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that requires gasoline distributors to sell ethanol-blended gasoline.
Radio Story - The Missouri House gave final approval to a bill that would entice the DaimlerChrysler plant to stay open in Fenton.
Radio Story - The Senate gave first round approval to a bill today that would increase dam regulation in the state.
Radio Story - In a 7-1 vote, members of the Senate Transportation Committee voted to move HB 1532, a bill on auto emissions in St. Louis, to the Senate floor for further debate.
Radio Story - Missouri's Farm Bureau announces opposition to the House-passed bill on eminent domain.
Radio Story - The Missouri Department of Transportation is building a storehouse to hold ancient artifacts while struggling to fund building better roads.
Radio Story - House debate went late into the night and the result was an overwhelming majority that voted to essentially continue developers' leverage to use eminent domain.
Radio Story - Farmers use organic material otherwise slated for the landfill to create fertilizer.
Radio Story - Some lawmakers are concerned about the impact ethanol will have on the price Missouri drivers pay at the pump.
Radio Story - Missouri students are spending their spring break on the coast, but not in the way you'd normally think.
Radio Story - Gov. Blunt spoke with President Bush Tuesday asking for federal money to help deal with damages from the weekend's severe weather.
Radio Story - The State Emergency Management Agency has asked President Bush for federal aid after tornadoes ripped through the state over the weekend.
Radio Story - The mild Missouri winter has caused an early emergence of the tick population, possibly leading to increased incidents of disease.
Radio Story - A group of Missouri Fisherman rely only on the strength of their hands to catch catfish in murky rivers.
Newspaper Story - Rep. J.C. Kuessner, D-Eminence, sponsored the change.
Radio Story - The recent hike in temperature and drought in southwestern Missouri could affect the wildlife population of Missouri.
Radio Story - Senate President pro-tem Mike Gibbons proposes a bill to tax vehicles carrying radioactive waste on Missouri highways.
Radio Story - New bill would levy a tax on vehicles carrying nuclear waste on Missouri highways.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Kathlyn Fares, R-St. Louis County has proposed a bill to make the chanterelle, not the morel, the state's official mushroom.
Radio Story - A state representative has proposed that the chanterelle be named the state's official mushroom.
Radio Story - A fifth grade class from southwest Missouri proposed the crayfish to become the state's official invertebrate.
Radio Story - Claire McCaskill said in a press conference Tuesday that the DNR has wasted much of the tax payers' money.
Newspaper Story - State auditor Claire McCaskill released a report Tuesday detailing misappropriation of funds garnered from a tax on solid waste.
Radio Story - Governor Blunt's office is withholding a report that he requested from the Department of Natural Resources. A spokesperson says that Blunt wants to make his own recommendations first.
Radio Story - The survey was a result of the Taum Sauk reservoir flooding in December.
Radio Story - Governor Blunt has asked the Department of Natural Resources to file a report this week on the safety of Missouri dams.
Radio Story - The governor said Tuesday that the state needs new safety regulations for Missouri dams.
Radio Story - Lawmakers were expected to vote eminent domain out of committee, but the chairman of the Senate Economic Development Committee says they won't vote until next week.
Radio Story - The bureau says the bill does not protect home owner's rights enough and is a watered-down version of the original bill.
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