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Linda J. Johnson, a member of the Online Team, grew up in Colorado where a love for the outdoors and things environmental was ingrained at a tender age. She has been with the Herald-Leader for 15 years.
- DNA of Eurasian ruffe found for first time in southern Lake MichiganGenetic evidence of Eurasian ruffe, an invasive species in the perch family, has been found for the first time in southern Lake Michigan, a conservation group said Tuesday.Click to Continue »
- State encourages new ways of using old tiresThe Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is offering grants to schools and other organizations that want to use rubber mulch from shredded tires as bedding on playgrounds and athletic fields.Click to Continue »
- Studies warn of abrupt environmental effects of warmingScientists sounded alarms Tuesday with a pair of studies challenging the idea that climate change is occurring gradually over the century and that its worst effects can be avoided by…Click to Continue »
- Botswana accused of allowing fracking in national parksThe government of Botswana has quietly allowed international companies to explore for natural gas in some of the country's most sensitive national parks using the controversial drilling method of hydraulic…Click to Continue »
- Bloomberg launches tool to measure risk of 'unburnable carbon' assetsIn a move that underscores Wall Street's growing unease over the business-as-usual strategy of the world's fossil fuel companies, Bloomberg LP unveiled a tool last week that helps investors quantify…Click to Continue »
- Mother-daughter flower farmers share 'slow' approach to bouquetsKaren Plarisan's interest in "slow flowers" came naturally. She was sick of pesticide exposure.Click to Continue »
- Jerry Brown followed to events, heckled by environmentalists over frackingCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown, who championed environmental causes when he was governor before and made global warming a focus of his current administration, has been targeted in recent weeks by…Click to Continue »
- Opportunities, risks could grow with proposed hog farm rulesNorth Carolina is the undisputed Boss Hog on the East Coast, the nation's No. 2 pork-producing state with upward of 10 million pigs raised in industrial-sized feedlots.Click to Continue »
- US may be producing 50% more methane than EPA estimate indicatedThe United States may be emitting 50 percent more methane, a potent greenhouse gas, than the federal government had previously estimated, according to a new study in the Proceedings of…Click to Continue »
- Will natural gas eventually come from sea ice? Prospect thrills some, dismays othersBuried beneath the world’s oceans and the Arctic permafrost lies a global energy source that many think might dwarf today’s fracking revolution: huge reservoirs of natural gas trapped in ice…Click to Continue » […]