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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.

Report examines pollution in Nebraska's waterways

Jun 24, 2014

A new report says Nebraska has the sixth most polluted waterways in the nation.

ELK CREEK, Neb. (AP) — Many southeast Nebraska residents hope a Canadian firm will eventually build a mine to extract a rare mineral used to make steel from deep beneath the ground, but they're not counting on it.

Google and MidAmerican Energy have entered into a renewable energy agreement.

Creighton named to list of best green colleges

May 2, 2014

Creighton University is being recognized for sustainability efforts.

OPS, Fontenelle Elementary given green ribbon designation

Apr 28, 2014

The Omaha Public Schools district is one of nine nationwide to be recognized for sustainability efforts.

Omaha celebrates Earth Day

Apr 17, 2014

Omaha’s annual celebration of Earth Day is this Saturday.

The Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities will partner with a private Chinese company to look at ways to aid the city of Guanghzhou with its pollution problems.

Bills address Nebraska water projects, sustainability

Feb 18, 2014

Three bills in the Nebraska Legislature seek to provide funding for sustainable water projects.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman has canceled a Legislature-approved study on climate change, saying it would duplicate research work by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state agency that awards grants for Nebraska environmental projects is seeing an uptick in requests as other funding sources dwindle.

Green in the City: Finalists chosen for urban open space project

Nov 27, 2013

Five finalists have been chosen to develop plans for an open green space in downtown Omaha.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has launched a new state website that he says will help encourage efforts to reduce water pollution in Iowa.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Game and Parks commissioners say a tight budget is forcing the temporary closure of nearly 30 parks.

An Omaha manufacturing and design business to expand its operations and grow the materials used to make its furniture.

Ozone Awareness Week in Omaha

Jul 15, 2013

This week is an Ozone Awareness Week in Omaha.

Creighton University has made a list of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.

Lauritzen Gardens

Lauritzen Gardens is adding a $20 million conservatory.

This year’s Missouri River runoff season begins with reservoirs drawn down significantly. 

EPA providing smart growth assistance to Omaha and Bellevue

Feb 15, 2013

Omaha and Bellevue will get technical assistance from the EPA for sustainability programs.

The Omaha and Millard Public Schools ordered more than 400 Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision school buses, each equipped with ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel systems.

The Corps held its first conference call of 2013 on Tuesday to update basin forecasts, weather conditions and reservoir operations.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans are being asked to keep an eye out for whooping cranes as the birds migrate through Nebraska on their way to winter grounds along the Gulf Coast in Texas.

Science Cafe to focus on prairies, wildlife

Sep 4, 2012

Nebraska’s prairies and the wildlife that call them home are the subject of Tuesday's UNMC Science Café.

The Midwest Transmission Project is a partnership between OPPD and Kansas City Power & Light to plan and construct a 150-190 mile electric power transmission line from Kansas City to Nebraska City. 

The City of Omaha is hosting a Gas Can Exchange Event on Wednesday at Tranquility Park. 

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