department of natural resources http://kbia.org en Mo. already starting reponse to new EPA emissions regulations http://kbia.org/post/mo-already-starting-reponse-new-epa-emissions-regulations <div><p></p><p>Missouri's environmental regulators already are making plans to respond to new federal regulations on emissions from coal-fired power plants. Thu, 29 May 2014 12:35:03 +0000 Associated Press 53725 at http://kbia.org Mo. already starting reponse to new EPA emissions regulations Webb City wants to go from polluted mining town to environmental destination http://kbia.org/post/webb-city-wants-go-polluted-mining-town-environmental-destination <p></p><p>A former mining town in southwest Missouri wants to turn land polluted with zinc and heavy metals into a prime nature attraction.</p><p>Webb City Administrator Carl Francis says the city has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for about $3 million in funding for the 1,500 acre project. He says it would lessen the effects of the contamination and could change a previously barren area into wetlands.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:50:53 +0000 Associated Press 37364 at http://kbia.org Webb City wants to go from polluted mining town to environmental destination Mo. energy-efficiency program tops $100 million in loans http://kbia.org/post/mo-energy-efficiency-program-tops-100-million-loans <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Missouri program that is now entering its 25th year has provided more than $100 million in loans for energy efficiency projects around the state.</span></p><p>This Department of Natural Resources program helps finance energy-saving measures such as improved insulation, windows, lighting and heating and cooling systems. The loans are available to public schools and colleges, local governments, water and sewage treatment facilities and some hospitals.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:46:02 +0000 Associated Press 36909 at http://kbia.org Mo. energy-efficiency program tops $100 million in loans Kirksville begins Downtown Strategic Plan http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-begins-downtown-strategic-plan <p>As Missouri’s Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri, or DREAM initiative, comes to an end, Kirksville is beginning to create a Downtown Strategic Plan as part of the program’s last effort.</p><p>Kirksville is beginning the end processes of their Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri initiative.</p><p>The State Department of Natural Resources designated Kirksville as a DREAM community in 2007.</p><p>Community Services Coordinator Sarah Halstead said the program has been beneficial to the city.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:44:15 +0000 Jennifer White 23338 at http://kbia.org Ameren shareholder proposals voted down http://kbia.org/post/ameren-shareholder-proposals-voted-down <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Ameren shareholders have voted against three proposals that sought to push the company to do more to address environmental risks from its coal-fired power plants.</p><p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 21:15:41 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 12961 at http://kbia.org Ameren shareholder proposals voted down New strategy unveiled for Hinkson Creek cleanup http://kbia.org/post/new-strategy-unveiled-hinkson-creek-cleanup-0 <p>A new strategy aimed at cleaning up Hinkson Creek was unveiled at a public meeting on Wednesday. The event was led by representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Boone County, City of Columbia and MU.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:08:31 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 11466 at http://kbia.org New strategy unveiled for Hinkson Creek cleanup