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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Many of Nebraska's neighbors are national leaders in wind energy, and advocates say the state could easily join them.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — A city in eastern Nebraska is using a musical instrument of sorts as a sewer line rapid assessment tool to help figure out how much money the city will need to repair and maintain its sewers.

The Nebraska Forest Service will offer a series of intensive one-day workshops on tree risk and management.

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett’s efforts to revitalize his city began with a weight loss challenge to residents.  This 1-million pound weight loss challenge led to his efforts to redesign streets for pedestrians, not just vehicles.

The black and orange monarch butterfly has begun its 3,000-mile migration which will take it through Nebraska.

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Sarpy County officials have approved an agreement with five cities to create a new wastewater agency.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Many wheat farmers facing low prices have turned this year to other crops, including chickpeas and lentils, in hopes of turning a profit.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Power companies say electricity demand in Nebraska dropped during the solar eclipse, stumping utilities that had braced for a surge in energy consumption during the event.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state agency that awards grants for environmental projects has logged another uptick in applications, and the executive director expects to see even more in the future as federal and private grants shrink.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Environmental experts in Nebraska say transmission lines to power pumping stations for the planned Keystone XL pipeline would threaten endangered whooping cranes.

The City of Council Bluffs was recently awarded a $20,000 Trees Please! Grant from MidAmerican Energy.

April is Earth Month at UNO. 

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Prolonged protests in North Dakota have failed to stop the flow of oil through the Dakota Access pipeline, but they've provided inspiration for protests against pipelines around the country.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Checking your home for radon is important to protecting your family's health.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials in Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa, are taking different approaches toward handling an expected infestation of an ash tree-killing insect.

Heartland B-Cycle will partner with the City of Omaha to expand its bike sharing program across the city.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln has been cutting down young, healthy ash trees to save money for its battle against an insect invader.

If you’re planning some remodeling, you might want to check out the free items at Under the Sink’s recycle shop, the Re-Store. 

The 9th annual Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference & Exhibition takes place November 7th and 8th at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A letter from the chief executive of Omaha Public Power District says the utility will permanently shut down its nuclear plant at Fort Calhoun this fall.

The Emerald Ash Borer has arrived in Omaha

Jun 9, 2016

The US Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer in Ash trees that were removed from Pulaski Park, at 40th and G Streets, earlier this week.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — All sides of the ethanol and biofuels debate are getting the chance to weigh in on a federal agency's proposal to boost the amount of renewable fuels blended into gasoline.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Supporters of renewable energy are launching a petition campaign to demonstrate public backing for local wind projects in Lancaster County.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new state report says Nebraska groundwater is recovering from the drought that ran from early 2012 through summer 2013.

A UNO expert on water says the crisis that has sickened thousands of Flint, Michigan, residents is unlikely to happen in other cities.

UNO's MavRide program to expand in 2016

Dec 17, 2015

UNO is expanding its MavRide program on January second.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has joined a federal lawsuit that challenges new federal rules on the oversight of smaller waterways, tributaries and wetlands.

Interfaith service focuses on climate change

Sep 18, 2015

Omaha Together One Community is bringing together leaders of multiple faiths for an event ahead of Pope Francis’ address to Congress next week.

For the 8th year in a row, Creighton University has been awarded a Tree Campus USA designation. The campus features more than 3000 trees in over 100 different species.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The city of Omaha will take over cleanup efforts from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in removing contaminated soil from the lead Superfund site.

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