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Jeanine Lackey is the Director of Land Stewardship at Fontenelle Forest.  Her job is to care for the many acres of forest through the control of invasive species, oversee prescribed fires, and many other duties.  Today, she stops by the KIOS-FM studios to discuss the importance of planting native species in your own garden and the threats of invasive plant species.

Nebraska Wildflower Events take place next month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is providing new topsoil to about 15 homes near a former smelting plant in Lincoln this spring.

The black and orange monarch butterfly will arrive in large numbers in the state of Nebraska by Memorial Day.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting Recreational Trail Program grant applications for fiscal year 2018 funding.

Did you know that the average person generates 4.4 pounds of trash per day?  That's one of the things that Eleanor Dunning, a sophomore from the Omaha Career Center set out to find out more about in the spirit of Earth Day...

HAMPTON, Neb. (AP) — A bald eagle sickened by lead poisoning has been nursed back to health and released back into the wild.

In celebration of Earth Day, Creighton University has been holding a variety of events on campus that raise awareness and engage in behaviors that care for the Earth.

Earth Day Omaha takes place this Saturday from 11-6 in Elmwood Park. 

Spring is just around the corner.  At least, that’s what the calendar says.  And that means many will be getting ready for some spring planting.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some people in an Omaha neighborhood are opposing installation of a cellphone tower disguised as a pine tree.

The Heartland 2050 Winter Summit takes place this Thursday, March 22nd, at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A survey geologist involved in producing the most recent state report on Nebraska groundwater says the levels didn't really change that much over the report period.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials have set new goals for monarch butterfly habitat to help keep the insect from being listed as an endangered species.

Metropolitan Community College at Do Space will host the second installment of its Claire M. Hubbard Sustainability Series on Wednesday, March 28th.

Last year, OPPD formed a community solar project team in direct response to the interest in renewable energy expressed by customers.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The officials who manage the reservoirs along the Missouri River say the system is in good shape to handle this spring's runoff.

The Green Omaha Coalition is a group of leaders who help endorse sustainability in the Omaha area.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Portions of a $35 million state parks and recreation areas project between Omaha and Lincoln are expected to open in the spring.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Keystone XL pipeline still faces an uncertain future in Nebraska despite the developer's announcement that it will proceed with the project.

WASHINGTON (AP) — With hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, tornadoes and drought, America hit a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln has been designated as a Smart Gigabit Community.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Regulations protecting water quality and quantity in eastern Nebraska are being updated for the first time in 20 years.

Metropolitan Community College at Do Space is the site of the first event in the Claire M. Hubbard Foundation’s Sustainability Series.

Fontenelle Forest is currently offering an exhibit that pairs poetry with nature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska regulator is set to decide whether to approve the proposed route of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline through the state.

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Keystone pipeline has leaked 210,000 gallons of oil in rural South Dakota but officials don't believe it has polluted water.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Three more miles of trails will be built in Omaha to connect the existing network to trails west of Interstates 680 and 80.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska regulators plan to announce their decision next week on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline route across the state.

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

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