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.

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. 

Metro Community College

Metropolitan Community College has partnered with the city of Omaha’s Stormwater Program to create two bioretention gardens on its Fort Omaha Campus.

The City of Bellevue has been selected to represent Nebraska in the SC Johnson Green Choices Challenge.

The city with the biggest percentage of sustainable participation during the 6-month contest period, will win a $100,000 environmental grant.  The competition began July 2nd and runs through December. 

Iowa Western Community College is one of only 15 workforce development organizations in the nation to receive job training funds from the EPA. The college will receive the $200,000 grant on September 30th.  The funds will be used to train unemployed and underemployed residents of Omaha and Council Bluffs on how to clean up contaminated sites. 

Ina Square is a Job Training Coordinator for the EPA.  She says once they have the grant, Iowa Western will recruit students, set up a curriculum, and hire instructors.  The core training program includes 152 hours of instruction.