German diver and marine biologist, Rupert Krapp, of the Norwegian Polar Institute, pumps his fists in victory after surfacing with plankton samples from under the ice at 82 degrees North, 500 miles from the North Pole.
Credit Randall Hyman
Two Svalbard reindeer calves (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus), an endemic subspecies found only in the archipelago, eke out an existence in the Arctic spring, grazing on lichens and moss exposed by fierce winds.
Credit Randall Hyman
With elaborate equipment gathered at the edge of a melt pond at 82 degrees North, 500 miles from the North Pole, a diver waits to plunge through a seal's breathing hole into 29-degree Fahrenheit water, 2.5 miles above the Arctic Ocean floor.
In its plans, the Bucking Horse subdivision in Fort Collins, Colo. will support a 3.6 acre CSA farm, a plaza designed for a farmers market and an educational center where homeowners can take canning classes.
For decades, housing developments in the suburbs have come complete with golf courses, tennis courts, strip malls and swimming pools. But make way for the new subdivision amenity: the specialty farm.
A new model for suburban development is springing up across the country that taps into the local food movement. Farms, complete with livestock, vegetables and fruit trees, are serving as a way to entice potential buyers to settle in a new subdivision.
Governor Jay Nixon announced in a press release Thursday that aerospace manufacturing company Boeing will add up to an additional 400 research and technology jobs at its St.Louis County campus.
The new jobs will be part of Boeing's plan to restructure its Research and Technology organization. The company, which employees approximately fifteen thousand workers in Missouri, is being helped in the St. Louis county expansion by the state of Missouri through a package of economic incentives.
An environmental group says it plans to soon sue utility provider Ameren over what it calls repeated violations of federal air pollution standards.
The Sierra Club told Ameren Corp. it plans legal action in the next 60 days over what the group says are nearly 10,000 violations of the Clean Air Act since 2008 at coal-fired power plants in St. Louis, Jefferson and Franklin counties
The alleged violations involve the amount of soot released from smokestacks at the Meramec, Labadie and Rush Island plants.
Columbia has finally taken the number one spot in Best-Cities.org's yearly best cities list (in the "Small Cities" category).
Take that, Columbus, Indiana, a city easily mistaken for Columbia in print only.
The 2013 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.
On Monday, Columbia Public Schools decided to redistrict the area around Mill Creek Elementary School, which means next year, about 100 students will be switching to either Grant, Paxton Keeley or Russell Boulevard Elementary Schools.