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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.

Omahans encouraged to take measures to reduce ozone pollution

May 4, 2015

Omahans are encouraged to take alternative transportation over the hot summer months to reduce ground ozone levels.

A new report gives Douglas County a C grade when it comes to air pollution from ozone.

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is scheduled to act Wednesday on an application for a Sioux County disposal site for wastewater from oil exploration and production.

More than 100 companies from across the state of Iowa are working in the wind and solar energy supply chain.

Nebraska among the healthiest states in the nation

Dec 24, 2014

A new report says Nebraska is the tenth healthiest state in the nation.

The American Wind Energy Association says Nebraska has the potential to be third in the nation in terms of gigawatt hours of electricity produced by wind.

13 wind energy projects in Nebraska, more under construction

Sep 4, 2014

Wind energy accounted for 4.8 percent of all electricity generated in Nebraska last year.

Use of alternative transportation encouraged during July

Jul 8, 2014
Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

You can ride the bus during July in the Omaha metro area for 50 cents.

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