Cut EPA? Remember Louisville before the EPA
Thursday, March 2, 2017 13:38 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
With the Environmental Protection Agency under strong attack, we're reminded that elections do matter. .. read more..
See where spring is running 20 days early
Friday, February 24, 2017 19:57 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
As heat records fall, there is nothing like an image to help explain something that's going on .. read more..
Local GOPers go after plastic bag ban - again
Thursday, February 16, 2017 18:56 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
With help from a Democrat, Louisville Republicans seek to reset the clock on an old battle over yard waste recycling .. read more..
Solar, wind, soar at the expense of coal
Saturday, January 28, 2017 21:51 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
A new U.S. Department of Energy report shows which way the nation's energy train is headed, and it's not coal country. .. read more..
Bridges project mocked in national publications
Thursday, January 5, 2017 21:17 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
Vox and Streetsblog articles collide head-on with one of Louisville's transportation priorities: remaking Spaghetti Junction .. read more..
Louisville's top environmental news of 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016 17:10 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
From sewage to air pollution to trees and politics, 2016 was a big year for environmental journalism in and around Louisville .. read more..
Bevin agency: Media misleading on coal ash
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 22:29 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
Kentucky defends its proposed coal ash regulations but leading environmental attorney calls state argument Orwellian. .. read more..
Oil-backed EPA appointee hails from Kentucky
Sunday, December 11, 2016 22:39 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
Environmental advocates are in a full code-red alert with the President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the U.S. .. read more..
Bevin boss: Let market determine auto efficiency
Friday, December 2, 2016 13:15 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
Kentucky Energy Sec. Charles Snavely accuses EPA of 11th-hour attempt to secure tough rules before Trump assumes power .. read more..
Sen. McConnell: Green River's new green ally
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 17:19 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
Kentucky's senior senator and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is working to help remove three dams on the Green River .. read more..
LG&E and smart meters: Get the tin foil hats?
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 19:50 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
LG&E and KU Energy may face some communication challenges over its plan to roll out 1.3 million smart meters .. read more..
Bevin wants Trump to 'gut' the US EPA
Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:03 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
Kentucky governor says Environmental Protection Agency is no longer needed because every state wants clean air, water .. read more..
Air pollution linked to blood vessel damage
Thursday, October 27, 2016 18:09 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
U of L medical researchers were part of the Utah-based study, which has implications for Kentucky and Indiana. .. read more..
Why one woman swims in the Ohio River
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 11:03 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
In her own words, Rhonda Curry explains she she and training partner John Misiewicz swim in the Ohio River .. read more..
Find the sewage spills in your neighborhood
Monday, October 24, 2016 22:29 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
At the heart of the Courier-Journal's new examination of a decade of sewage spills is an interactive graphic. .. read more..
Trump looks to burn coal for 1,000 years
Monday, October 10, 2016 17:07 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
Trump projection doesn't match official estimates and belies latest climate science .. read more..
Name that bear! Bernheim seeks public votes
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 18:15 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
Voting takes place on the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest website through Oct. 12. .. read more..
Louisville's heat struggle gets national attention
Thursday, September 22, 2016 17:41 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
The New Yorker magazine website features Louisville in article about urban heat islands .. read more..
Pipeline fight comes to Louisville
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 14:24 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
Louisville rally to focus on the increasingly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. .. read more..
See how Louisville's air quality has improved
Friday, August 26, 2016 18:27 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
Data collected by the Louisville Metro Air Pollution District shows a slow and steady march toward cleaner air. .. read more..
Study: Trees may worsen Southeastern pollution
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 13:27 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
Climate change may extend ozone season in Southeastern United States .. read more..
Why Americans resist saving energy
Thursday, August 18, 2016 18:51 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
Indiana University study identifies “I’ll do the easy thing, you do the hard thing” attitude about energy conservation. .. read more..
Free the trees: Vine vengeance in Cherokee Park
Saturday, August 13, 2016 19:00 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
Nearly two dozen volunteers snipped, hacked and tugged at vines along Scenic Loop. .. read more..
Water Co.: Our water is safe to drink, use
Friday, August 12, 2016 10:24 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
Louisville Water Co. detected controversial chemical PFOA in 2013 in its tap water, but only twice and at trace levels. .. read more..
Feds to review surface mining health risks
Thursday, August 4, 2016 15:55 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
National Academy of Sciences to focus on health concerns of living near strip mines in Central Appalachia. .. read more..
40 years of Kentucky nature preserves
Monday, August 1, 2016 18:33 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
Nature Preserves Commission has survived 40 years despite repeated budget cuts, especially since 2008. .. read more..
Party platforms clash on climate change
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 19:03 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
Big questions are whether candidates will discuss climate views, whether media will press them and whether voters will care. .. read more..
How to pry a smartphone out of a child's hands
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:56 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
James Bruggers asks author Richard Louv three questions about related to children and "nature deficit disorder." .. read more..
Just leave Dory the fish in the sea, please
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 21:49 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
There's concern the likely blockbuster movie, Finding Dory, could end up bringing harm to coral reefs and tropical fish. .. read more..
Soot levels spike during 4th of July fireworks
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 19:28 from Courier Journal - Watchdog Earth
Neighborhood fireworks sent soot levels soaring across Louisville Monday night. .. read more..
Citizens Groups: Settlement with Coal Company Sends Message About Pollution
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 11:18 from Plus Channel feed
FRANKFORT, Ky. – A coalition of citizens' groups that exposed thousands of Clean Water Act violations at one coal company's surface mining operations in eastern Kentucky has reached a settlement with the state's regulatory agency and the company. In the settlement with five conservation gro... .. read more..
Study Says Total Renewable Power Possible in KY by 2050
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 16:25 from Plus Channel feed
FRANKFORT, Ky. - All 50 states and 139 countries can shift to 100 percent wind, water and solar power by 2050, according to a new analysis from Stanford University. Factoring in the health and climate-related costs of air pollution, the research showed that the transition would save money and spa... .. read more..
KY Arrow Darter Faces Potential Extinction-3 Days Left To Help
Friday, December 4, 2015 16:24 from Kentucky Sierra Club
Consider the Arrow Darter by Tom Sexton Cumberland Chapter, Sierra Club Prior to a few weeks ago, I had never heard of the Arrow Darter; however, over the past few weeks, I believe I’ve learned the reason for my lack … Continue reading → .. read more..
Bevin could show a conservative can care about conservation
Saturday, November 14, 2015 22:39 from The Bluegrass and Beyond » Environment
Kentucky is blessed with a beautiful landscape and abundant water resources, and we have been trying for more than a century to ruin it. Too often, Kentuckians have been presented with a false choice: We can either have jobs and economic prosperity or clean water, air and land — but not both. Tha... .. read more..
Transylvania University biology students study bats around campus; No, this isn’t a Halloween joke
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 21:13 from The Bluegrass and Beyond » Environment
When I heard that biology students were studying bats that fly around the Transylvania University campus, I knew there had to be a good Halloween column there. Could a punch line be much easier? But what struck me was the fascinating technology used for this research. It is an example of h... .. read more..
New book explains history, mystery of the Bluegrass’ ancient trees
Sunday, October 18, 2015 01:33 from The Bluegrass and Beyond » Environment
Most of us pay little attention to Kentucky’s oldest living residents. They are huge, but to the untrained eye they seem to just blend into the landscape. Central Kentucky and Middle Tennessee may be the only places on Earth with this unique assortment of centuries-old bur, chinkapin... .. read more..
FoodChain expanding mission with kitchen, neighborhood grocery
Monday, September 21, 2015 00:37 from The Bluegrass and Beyond » Environment
The urban agriculture nonprofit FoodChain is trying to raise $300,000 for its next two links: a food-processing and teaching kitchen and a neighborhood green grocery. The effort will begin Oct. 2 with Relish n’ Ramble, an event featuring tapas by four guest chefs and tours of the pro... .. read more..
Thursday, September 3, 2015 14:04 from Plus Channel feed
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-09-03/water/hearing-in-kentucky-on-new-coal-mining-pollution-rules/a47949-1 .. read more..
Important Hearing on Stream Protection Rules in Lexington this Thursday – 9/3
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 09:52 from Kentucky Sierra Club
We Need Stronger Stream Protection Rules Now! by Tom Sexton Cumberland Chapter, Sierra Club Over the next few weeks, the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement (OSMRE) will be holding hearings in six cities—Big Stone Gap, VA; Charleston, WV; … Continue reading → .. read more..
Whitesburg, KY second Municipality in nation to pass resolution of support for POWER+
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:31 from Kentucky Sierra Club
by Tom Sexton Cumberland Chapter, Sierra Club This week, the City of Whitesburg became the first municipality in the state of Kentucky, and the second in the nation to pass a resolution of support for the White House’s POWER Plus … Continue reading → .. read more..
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 11:09 from Plus Channel feed
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-17/environment/power-plan-picking-up-steam-in-ky/a47727-1 .. read more..
Ignore political scare tactics; EPA’s Clean Power Plan will be good for Kentucky in the long run
Sunday, August 9, 2015 21:23 from The Bluegrass and Beyond » Environment
Here’s some advice for Kentucky politicians freaking out about the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan: Calm down, take a deep breath and face reality. On second thought, maybe they shouldn’t take that deep breath. Kentucky has some of America’s dirtiest... .. read more..
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:32 from Plus Channel feed
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She wanted classic style, he wanted a net-zero energy house.
Monday, July 27, 2015 03:28 from The Bluegrass and Beyond » Environment
When Jamie and Haley Clark decided to move closer to town and Christ the King School, where their two young daughters are students, they each knew what kind of house they wanted. Trouble was, they didn’t want the same thing. “She wanted a very Southern Living house,” Jami... .. read more..
Kentucky priest thankful for Pope Francis’ environmental message
Saturday, July 18, 2015 19:44 from The Bluegrass and Beyond » Environment
RAVENNA — Pope Francis’ pronouncements about the immorality of social injustice and environmental degradation have rattled economic conservatives worldwide, and nowhere more than in King Coal’s Appalachia. But the message isn’t new for Catholics in some parts of Kentucky,... .. read more..
Encyclical Letter LAUDATO SI’ – Pope Francis Addresses Climate Change
Monday, June 22, 2015 09:48 from Kentucky Sierra Club
This past Thursday, Pope Francis appealed to “every person living on this planet” to come together to tackle climate change. “Once we start to think about the kind of world we are leaving to future generations, we look at things … Continue reading → .. read more..
Chattanooga offers good lessons for Lexington’s downtown
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 20:29 from The Bluegrass and Beyond » Environment
Downtown has made a lot of progress in recent years. But when I travel to other cities in the region, I realize how much further and faster Lexington needs to go. Each June, I meet more than a dozen friends from Lexington and Atlanta somewhere in between for a week of bicycling. We look [&... .. read more..
Galanty Miller: Has a Horse Ever Won the Triple Crown in Baseball?
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 16:49 from HuffPostGreen: Kentucky
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Part-Time, Contracted Job Opening: Field Organizer, KY Sierra Club
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 10:25 from Kentucky Sierra Club
Our Cumberland Chapter of the Sierra Club (aka the Kentucky Chapter), is looking for a part-time organizer to support our work on Mountaintop Removal in Eastern Kentucky. The position is available on a contract basis, and is grant-dependent. The contractor … Continue reading → .. read more..
Job Opening: KY and IN – FT Sierra Club Beyond Coal Senior Campaign Rep
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:04 from Kentucky Sierra Club
Sierra Club’s ground-breaking Beyond Coal Campaign is seeking a Senior Campaign Representative to work in southern Indiana and western Kentucky with a talented team to phase out aging coal plants and replace them with clean, renewable energy. The Beyond Coal Campaign … Continue readin... .. read more..