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Metro Community College at Do Space offers the next installment in its Hubbard Sustainability Series this Thursday at 4:30. 

ASHLAND, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say an insect that's killed millions of ash trees in the U.S. has been found in Eugene T. Mahoney State Park in eastern Nebraska.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Residents in major cities downstream from a northwest Iowa tanker car derailment say they're confident their municipal drinking water is safe even as crews try to contain an estimated 230,000 gallons of oil.

FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha public electric utility and its private partner are building a community solar power array in eastern Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Solar energy is gaining traction in Nebraska as a growing number of cities adopt the technology, and state officials are looking for ways to help it along.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline is showering Nebraska public officials with campaign cash as it fights for regulatory approval in a state that is one of the last lines of resistance for the $8 billion project.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln electric utility provider has installed a solar-powered bench in a park for people to charge cellphones, laptops, tablets or even electric wheelchairs.

The 50th annual Munroe-Meyer Garden Walk takes place Sunday, June 10th from 9-4.

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.

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