Environment
10:46 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Feds Conclude Probe Of Polar Bear Scientists

A polar bear on fresh ice in the Hudson Bay in November 2007.
Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 11:46 am

A federal investigation into two researchers who wrote a famous report on drowned polar bears is finally over, according to their lawyer.

But the scientists still haven't been allowed to see a copy of the investigation report or its conclusions, says attorney Jeff Ruch of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

Critics have charged that the two-year investigation was a witch hunt into researchers whose work had political implications.

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The Two-Way
10:04 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Key Test Tuesday For Hypersonic Flight

An artist's rendition of an X-51A WaveRider (in white) attached to the wing of a B-52.
Pratt & Whitney

Imagine being able to fly from Los Angeles to New York City in less time than it takes to commute from most of Long Island into Manhattan.

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AM Newscasts
8:54 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Newscast for August 13, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • University of Missouri program receives national recognition
  • Missouri Farm Bureau endorses gubernatorial and senate candidates
  • Health group pushes meningitis vaccines
Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Columbia Recycling News & Mycological Society

Today Paul Pepper chats with the City of Columbia's ANDREA SHELTON about recycling news and programs offered by the city. Also, STAN HUDSON & MELISSA UNDERWOOD, with the Missouri Mycological Society, plug a mushroom workshop happening Aug. 18. 

Science, Health and Technology
8:43 am
Mon August 13, 2012

MU program receives national recognition

MU's medical school building
University of Missouri School of Medicine

A University of Missouri program that places doctors in rural areas is receiving national recognition.

The program of the medical school's Area Health Education Center was honored with a top award recently by the National Area Health Education Center Organization.

The medical school's Rural Track Pipeline Program guides undergraduates to rural settings for training during medical school and, ultimately, seeks to place them in rural practices.

The Two-Way
8:37 am
Mon August 13, 2012

VIDEOS: Another Dust Storm Blankets Phoenix

That's a wall of dirt and dust rolling over Phoenix on Saturday. (Screen grab from video posted on YouTube.)
Epicrender YouTube.com

From the air and the ground, camera phones captured another huge dust storm in Phoenix on Saturday.

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Conservation
8:22 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Deer hunt foes collect enough signatures for vote

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Opponents of a Cape Girardeau ordinance that established an urban deer hunting program say they have enough signatures to put the issue to a vote.

The Southeast Missourian reports the organizer of Keep Cape Safe says more than 3,000 petition signatures are on hand and notarized. Only 2,446 signatures are needed to get a referendum on the ballot.

The City Council in July approved bow hunting of deer inside Cape Girardeau City limits. Last week the council rejected a request to put the deer hunts to a public vote, prompting opponents to begin the petition drive.

Conservation
8:19 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Heat cutting down on butterflies, food source

Butterfly
davidyuweb flickr

Ecologists in Kansas and Missouri say extreme temperatures are killing a large number of butterflies and could hurt their southern migration next month.

Millions of monarch butterflies are expected to migrate south through the two states in less than a month in their seasonal trip from Canada to Mexico.

KSHB-TV reports the Powell Botanical Gardens annual butterfly festival east of Kansas City is seeing the lowest number of monarchs in a decade.

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Conservation
8:15 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Conservation officials seek help from Mo. hunters

Mo. Dept. of Conservation logo

Missouri conservation officials are asking bow hunters to help keep track of wildlife by participating in a survey.

The state Conservation Department will mail surveys to participating bow hunters next month. They'll be asked to record how many deer, turkeys and furbearing animals they see and where, when and for how long they hunt.

Conservation officials say the survey has been conducted since 1983 and helps the agency manage wildlife and set hunting rules.

Science, Health and Technology
8:12 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Meningitis vaccination urged for children

Missouri Association of School Nurses logo
missourischoolnurses.org

The Missouri Association of School Nurses is urging parents to get their children vaccinated against meningitis.

The association is among several health groups across the country urging meningococcal vaccination. A new report says only about half of Missouri's teens are vaccinated against the disease.

Meningitis is rare, but often deadly. It can be spread through common school activities such as sharing water bottles and drinking glasses. Ten percent of those who contract it die, sometimes within a day.

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