missouri department of natural resources http://kbia.org en CPS partners with Mo. DNR for new nature school http://kbia.org/post/cps-partners-mo-dnr-new-nature-school <p>A unique partnership between Columbia Public Schools and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has sparked plans for a new school rooted in nature and science education. One-third of the $1.2 million project will be funded by the Department of Natural Resources.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:02:16 +0000 Marissanne Lewis-Thompson 51742 at http://kbia.org CPS partners with Mo. DNR for new nature school Columbia receives grant to help fix historic homes http://kbia.org/post/columbia-receives-grant-help-fix-historic-homes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The City of Columbia has received a grant to help fix up historic properties.</p><p></p><p>Columbia holds about 140 officially recognized historic properties and many other unofficial historic homes. With the new grant from the state, city planner Rachel Bacon said the city’s preservation commission has found a way help property owners who are intimidated by updating their homes: A do-it-yourself seminar series.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:23:50 +0000 Josey Herrera 50614 at http://kbia.org Columbia receives grant to help fix historic homes Proponents pushing a plan to reduce e-waste in Missouri landfills http://kbia.org/post/proponents-pushing-plan-reduce-e-waste-missouri-landfills <p>In Missouri, certain businesses, schools, churches and government agencies are required by law to properly manage electronic waste or e-waste. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:04:00 +0000 Gary Grigsby 48724 at http://kbia.org Proponents pushing a plan to reduce e-waste in Missouri landfills New Mo. website shows hazardous waste sites http://kbia.org/post/new-mo-website-shows-hazardous-waste-sites <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A <a href="https://www.dnr.mo.gov/molts/gov/">new online map</a> could make it easier for people to find out details about scores of hazardous waste sites throughout&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:05:56 +0000 Associated Press 47343 at http://kbia.org Frac sand mine permit approved by DNR http://kbia.org/post/frac-sand-mine-permit-approved-dnr <p></p><p>Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources approved the permit for a 73-acre frac sand mine in Ste. Genevieve County Thursday.&nbsp; The department also denied a request for an official hearing on the proposed mine owned by Summit Proppants.</p><p>Several people who live near the proposed mine have been fighting the approval of the permit for most of the year. They’ve cited health, environmental and quality of life concerns. Ste. Genevieve county resident Mike Miller says they are disappointed but will continue to fight the mine in the legal system.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:45:55 +0000 Kristofor Husted 44173 at http://kbia.org Frac sand mine permit approved by DNR Mo. DNR seeks public input on waterways that don't meet quality standards http://kbia.org/post/mo-dnr-seeks-public-input-waterways-dont-meet-quality-standards <p>The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is looking for public input on its list of impaired bodies of water.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:32:04 +0000 Kyle Jacoby 44139 at http://kbia.org Mo. DNR seeks public input on waterways that don't meet quality standards Mo. DNR gives five school districts funds to replace buses http://kbia.org/post/mo-dnr-gives-five-school-districts-funds-replace-buses <p>The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is awarding five Missouri school districts with funds to replace their old school buses with newer, cleaner-running versions.</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:20:47 +0000 Beth Anne Carroll 43697 at http://kbia.org Mo. DNR gives five school districts funds to replace buses State and federal officials develop mining waste plan http://kbia.org/post/state-and-federal-officials-develop-mining-waste-plan <p>State and federal officials have developed a plan to restore natural resources damaged by mining waste in eastern and southeast Missouri, and a series of public meetings on the plan is scheduled to start Tuesday.</p><p>The Daily Journal in Park Hills reports the plan was crafted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:14:42 +0000 Person: Associated Press 41721 at http://kbia.org State and federal officials develop mining waste plan Mo. Department of Natural Resources postpones vote on frac sand mine permit http://kbia.org/post/mo-department-natural-resources-postpones-vote-frac-sand-mine-permit <p></p><p>The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has postponed its decision on issuing a permit for a proposed frac sand mine in Ste. Genevieve County.</p><p>The department&rsquo;s Land Reclamation Commission voted Thursday to table its decision for two weeks so it can determine if the mine&rsquo;s location would violate a federal non-discrimination act.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:01:11 +0000 Kristofor Husted 41237 at http://kbia.org Mo. Department of Natural Resources postpones vote on frac sand mine permit Ameren Plans Cleanup of Downtown Columbia Site http://kbia.org/post/ameren-plans-cleanup-downtown-columbia-site <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; line-height: 1.5;">Ameren Missouri is finishing up plans to clean up property it owns in downtown Columbia that is contaminated by gas plant tars, which can contain carcinogens.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:8.5pt">The property is in the North Village Arts District, which is attracting commercial and residential development.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:54:30 +0000 Associated Press 40436 at http://kbia.org Ameren Plans Cleanup of Downtown Columbia Site Northern states enjoy an oil boom with free Missouri River water [video] http://kbia.org/post/northern-states-enjoy-oil-boom-free-missouri-river-water-video <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In North Dakota’s arid badlands, huge tanker trucks rumble along the hundreds of new dirt roads that web the mottled landscape. They roll over slotted metal grates that keep cows from wandering onto drilling pads. A metal sign pockmarked with bullet holes reads, “Little Missouri National Grassland: Land of Many Uses.”</span></p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Brendan Gibbons 38136 at http://kbia.org Northern states enjoy an oil boom with free Missouri River water [video] Bacteria, flooding close more Missouri public beaches http://kbia.org/post/bacteria-flooding-close-more-missouri-public-beaches <p></p><p>Flooding and concerns about water quality have prompted the closings of more public swimming beaches in Missouri.</p><p>The Department of Natural Resources says tests found high levels of bacteria at the day-use beach at Harry S. Truman State Park and the Grand Glaize Beach at the Lake of the Ozarks.</p><p>The beach at Mark Twain State Park is closed because of flooding and bacteria. The beaches at Thousand Hills State Park in Kirksville and Lake Wappapello in southeastern Missouri have been shut down by flooding.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:52:52 +0000 Associated Press 35006 at http://kbia.org Environmental Groups Demand Groundwater Testing Near Ameren Power Plants http://kbia.org/post/environmental-groups-demand-groundwater-testing-near-ameren-power-plants <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201305/6-Franklin-Co.-wells.jpg" alt="" /><p>Environmental groups are once again urging state officials to require groundwater monitoring at Ameren’s coal-fired power plants in eastern Missouri.<p>The Sierra Club and Labadie Environmental Organization submitted <a href="http://action.sierraclub.org/site/DocServer/Groundwater_Monitoring_Letter_to_MO_DNR.pdf?docID=13221">a letter</a> to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources on Thursday asking t Fri, 24 May 2013 13:10:26 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 34278 at http://kbia.org Environmental Groups Demand Groundwater Testing Near Ameren Power Plants There's a burning problem at the Bridgeton Landfill - it stinks, but is it unsafe? http://kbia.org/post/theres-burning-problem-bridgeton-landfill-it-stinks-it-unsafe Things have been heating up at the Bridgeton Landfill, a few miles west of the St. Louis airport.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Whether you call it an underground fire, a smoldering event, or just a chemical reaction, it’s causing temperatures inside the landfill to reach well over 200 degrees.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And as St. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:48:33 +0000 editor 31200 at http://kbia.org There's a burning problem at the Bridgeton Landfill - it stinks, but is it unsafe? Still no Mo. DNR decision on MU-Flat Branch acid spill http://kbia.org/post/still-no-mo-dnr-decision-mu-flat-branch-acid-spill <p>The Missouri Department of Natural Resources hasn't decided yet if it will penalize the University of Missouri for the release of about 25 gallons of sulfuric acid. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 14:38:24 +0000 Associated Press 26351 at http://kbia.org Still no Mo. DNR decision on MU-Flat Branch acid spill