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News Archive - October, 2012



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10/31 UK brings energy research to Western Kentucky High School students

10/31 Raptor Rehabilitation Center offers unique learning opportunities

10/31 Fire erupts at site of chemical train derailment

10/31 Power outages in eastern Kentucky drops to 3,068

10/30 KU, LG&E crews travel to southeast Ky., East Coast to assist with power restoration

10/30 Highway crews working to aid Eastern Kentucky counties hit with up to foot of snow

10/30 Stink bugs moving indoors

10/30 Jessamine Connection, Asbury students work with horses to build skill, confidence

10/30 Marcus Carey's On the Marc: Much to my surprise, fresh pumpkin is a nice taste treat

10/30 Smart Suzy: Ramping up to Halloween fun, some reminders, go green ideas, some deals

10/30 'The Black Patch,' about dark-fired tobacco, is a way of life for Western Kentucky farmers

10/29 LG&E, KU offer top five tips to help customers reduce energy usage at home

10/29 'Losing Ground: The Greatest Threat' exhibit opens at International Museum of the Horse

10/29 Lexington to receive grant funding for Brighton Rail Trail Extension Project

10/29 UK exploring alternative possibilites for alternative energy crop

10/29 Meal planning Monday: Try these 'cleaning-eating' recipes for a week's meal plan

10/29 Mark Rucker on getting fit: 12 days going 'mostly vegetarian' and already feeling better

10/26 Bluegrass Tomorrow recognizes individuals, organizations with 'Vision Awards' 

10/26 Natural Bridge will host 10th annual Red River Gorge American Classic adventure race

10/26 New internships available to UK students

10/26 Donna Salyers' Fabulous-Furs really are - fabulous, faux, fashionable, animal-friendly

10/26 Bluegrass Pride: It's never to early to think about using local foods in your holiday feasts

10/26 Smart Suzy: Fabulous Friday - giveaways, reminders, free fun, go green, do better

10/25 UK students develop water innovation center designs

10/25 Annual UK 'Drop Your Jeans' drive continues to encourage students, others to think green

10/24 Smart Suzy: Zombies are coming! Frugality as lifestyle, go green, fun spooky events

10/24 Olympian Reed Kessler to speak as part of UK Ag Equine Program's lecture series

10/24 Extension agents bring local foods to schools across the state, educate students on farming

10/24 Science Leadership Support Network grants funded for third year

10/24 Former UK Veterinary Diagnostics Lab bacteriology chief chosen for national award

10/23 Smart Suzy: Giving up coupons? Try this alternative; recycling, free fall fun, and more

10/23 Comer delivers on promise of transparency with new Ky. Department of Ag website

10/23 Student nominations sought for Eco-Art Contest to recognize high school artists

10/22 College of Arts and Sciences' podcast features 'Homegrown Kentucky'

10/22 NKU celebrates 10th annual Campus Sustainability Day with 'Mt. Trashmore'

10/22 100 years and counting, EKU's Stateland Dairy still providing herd with 'loving care'

10/22 Liberty Elementary's Kristi Fehr selected as Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year

10/19 Robert Treadaway: Nature lover Daniel Carter Beard became 'spiritual son' of Daniel Boone

10/18 Bluegrass PRIDE: Reduce your pets' carbon footprint by turning food, toys, beds green

10/18 Chef John Foster: Don't let pumpkin scare you; cook early, often with this versatile squash

10/17 Moonbow Trail Trek at Cumberland Falls allows hikers to see falls, streams, formations

10/17 Lexmark seeks nomination for ASPIRE Award to salute Central Ky. STEM teachers

10/17 Non-Profit Profile: Living Arts, Science Center to receive 'magical' addition, expand capacity

10/17 UK's John Anthony talks organic solar cells and transistors

10/16 Livestock producers should be aware of aflatoxin in corn grain, silage

10/16 Kentucky receives wiaver to mix aflatoxin-contaminated corn

10/16 Ag Commisioner Comer encourages families to visit local farms during Halloween season

10/16 New Kirklevington skate park in Lexington offers 'different kind of skating experience'

10/16 UK HES Hall of Fame adds two new members

10/15 Arboretum, The Bread Box, Pepsi-cola South receive Environmental Excellence Awards

10/15 Transy profs bring science of classroom and into taproom for West Sixth Science Pub

10/15 Smart Suzy: Ready for pumpkin carving? Cut down on food waste, go green, deals

10/15 Meal Planning Monday: Don't pitch pumpkin seeds - use them to make seasonal treats

10/14 Bass, veggies developing in sustainable food aquaponics setup at Tates Creek High School

10/12 Farm to School Week spotlights efforts to get local foods into Kentucky schools

10/12 Kentucky 4-H celebrates national Youth Science Day with eco-robot challenge

10/12 Jenny Wiley State Resort Park celebrates 50th anniversary of May Lodge opening

10/11 Smart Suzy: It's 10-11-12, did you realize? Family fun, library book sale, green for good

10/11 Ag Commissioner Comer testifies fuel lab has cut spending, will continue clean-up efforts

10/10 Standardbred pacing champion Won the West retires to Kentucky Horse Park

10/10 UK hosts Regional Summit on City Design for mayors, designers

10/10 Marcus Carey's On the Marc: Hay farming - one gloriously green business possibility

10/10 Russell Cave, Winburn students explore intersection of art, science through project

10/09 Vice presidential debate media reception will showcase 'Kentucky Proud' food, drink

10/09 Q&A with Erin Taydus: Sassa Bella founder connects to nature in all phases of business

10/09 Lowe's awards $20,000 to Keep Lexington Beautiful project near Richmond Road

10/09 Smart Suzy: Allergies? Sure; got shoes? recycle un-needed ones; savings, deals

10/08 'Power Up' provides resources to Kentucky teachers and students

10/05 Most farmers see climate change but can't see humans causing it

10/04 Kentucky Beef Conference is Oct. 23 in Lexington

10/04 UK Chemistry alumni set world record on realm of energy efficiency

10/03 Gov. Beshear announces Allylix to expand at UK's Coldstream Research Campus

10/03 Touchstone Energy co-op again sponsoring Honor Flight for WWII, Korean vets

10/02 Equipment upgrades to enhance UK College of Agriculture research

10/02 UK Energy Club to bring KCA president to campus

10/02 Bryan Station Middle School pilots Green Apple Day of Service for Fayette County

10/02 To market, to market: Kentuckians working together to build stronger links to local foods

10/01 Kentucky Equine Survey in home stretch

10/01 UK Ag gets nearly $600,00 to help beginning farmers


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USA U.S. News

10/31 Making ground source geothermal a win-win resource for utilities and customers

10/31 Climate and cost concerns mount in wake of 'superstorm'

10/31 Shell's Alaska drilling season falls short

10/31 Without subway, New York is desperate for a ride

10/31 New Jersey reels from storm's thrashing

10/31 On Breezy Point in Queens, Sandy leaves a close-knit N.Y. community unraveled

10/31 Corporate America begins to assess Sandy's economic impact

10/31 Sandy's aftermath disrupts work for millions, may slow economic growth

10/30 Hurricane Sandy spills sewage, triggers toxic troubles

10/30 Hurricane Sandy's path of destruction (Photos)

10/30 Nuclear plants get through the storm with little trouble

10/30 Sandy's destruction in New York turns life in lower Manhattan on its head

10/30 Powerful storm devastates New York, New Jersey

10/29 Hurricane Sandy highlights how Obama and Romney respond to disasters

10/28 National ocean policy sparks partisan fight

10/28 Hurricane Sandy makes whirlwind campaigns even more turbulent

10/27 In dairy industry consolidation, lush paydays

10/24 NOAA announces $5.5 million to support watershed education projects for K-12 students around the country

10/19 The subject is science, the style is Faulkner

10/19 Baby walrus adapts to life in city

10/19 BP says Gulf spill well sealed despite surface oil sheen

10/19 U.S. wind industry adding a record number of turbines

10/19 Toward a hip solar historical landmark

10/18 Fracking sickens Pennsylvanian families, environmental group says

10/18 Pennsylvania zoning laws for gas drilling, known as Act 13, debated in State Supreme Court

10/18 Why the wildfires still rage

10/18 Natural Disaster Trends report cites link to 'climate change footprint'

10/18 Steve King's re-election bid challenged by Humane Society

10/18 Bucyrus, North Dakota wildfire destroys small town

10/18 Great ShakeOut 2012: Earthquake preparation set for Maryland, Virginia, California

10/18 Vote Yes on Prop 37

10/18 About 565,000 pounds of oiled material from Deepwater Horizon stirred up by Hurricane Isaac

10/18 Oklahoma dust storm shuts down portion of Interstate 35

10/18 Sea level rising faster than average in northeastern U.S.

10/18 'Flat Earth Five' billboard campaign targets Reps Joe Walsh, Dan Lungren and others

10/18 'Genius' inventor Stanford Ovshinsky dies

10/18 Asbestos, 60 million pounds of debris dumped on farmland leads to pollution convictions

10/18 Three debate questions to break the climate silence

10/17 The lawnmower

10/17 How the new politics may be hazardous to your health

10/17 When it comes to our energy future, voters have a clear choice

10/17 Genetically-modified organisms or GMOs: What are you really eating?

10/16 Jill Stein arrested before Hofstra Debate, campaign reports (Video)

10/15 NOAA centralizes disaster planning, response expertise in Gulf region at new facility

10/14 Coal ash decision stymied in election year

10/14 GridPoint refocuses business on enterprise energy management

10/13 A grand experiment to rein in climate change

10/12 The Pine Beetle problem: Making renewable energy lemonade from biomass lemons

10/12 Top ten U.S. states for renewable energy installed capacity

10/11 Collectively photographing fracking

10/10 Arsenic's lethal legacy: How a notorious poison permeates our food and drink

10/10 Oil in new Gulf slick matches that of 2010 spill

10/10 Most Americans link weather to global warming: Survey

10/10 Al Gore has thrived as green-tech investor

10/10 On our radar: Visualizing your city's emissions

10/10 Help stop the assault on whales and dolphins with just your facebook photo

10/10 Big coal wins latest battle to blast historic Blair Mountain

10/10 First wolf hunts set for Minnesota, Wisconsin

10/10 Those snowy slopes, sprayed with wastewater

10/10 Dry Creek Dairy workers charged with animal cruelty in Idaho

10/10 GQ names Ted Danson to the Gentlemen's Fund for his Oceana advocacy work

10/10 California squirrel tests positive for bubonic plague exposure

10/10 Vote for the dinner party

10/10 Corporations and accountability: Fostering responsibility at the top

10/10 U.S. pumpkin farmers have smashing crop despite drought

10/09 NOAA manual for coastal managers gives tips on combating invasive lionfish

10/09 Murray Energy's pro-Romney coercion should be investigated: Ohio Democratic Party

10/09 Toxic Bufo toad kills dog in Florida, poses danger to other animals (Video)

10/09 Salazar approves massive Wyoming wind farm project

10/09 Plan for damaged nuke plant may need long review

10/09 'Warmest year' looking more likely for 2012 across continental U.S.

10/09 NWS cuts travel to conference at last minute

10/09 SolarCity announces expansion in New York, files for $200 million IPO

10/09 Why you need to worry about how the media covers climate change

10/09 Solar energy fee fuels debate in Louisiana

10/09 U.S. shale gas regulators struggle to keep up with rapid development, government finds

10/09 Now with more integrity: Chipotle gets with the Fair Food Program

10/09 Maryland students' water quality monitoring comes in anticipation of gas drilling

10/09 Whale deaths since 1970s mostly human-caused, study finds

10/08 Under the election-season radar, signs of bi-partisan support for clean energy

10/08 First Solar falls on concerns about panel-reliability issues

10/07 Life and climate change on a rocky island (Slideshow)

10/06 Romney's goals on environmental regulation would face difficult path

10/06 The seeds that federal money can plant

10/05 How can installers harness the 'Solar Walmart effect?'

10/03 O'Malley to seek surcharge to harden Md. electric grid

10/02 Experts see signs of an El NiƱo, but a weak one

10/02 Interior approves first phase of 146-mile high-voltage transmission line

10/01 Texas fishing contests lure competitors and fraud

10/01 A new breed of hunter shoots, eats and tells

10/01 Gardens that grow gigawatts

10/01 A quick look at Tesla's solar-powered EV charging stations

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world World News

10/31 Global business forum warned of 'carbon bubble'

10/31 Bolivia farmers urge rethink on Mother Earth law

10/31 EU energy chief backs new renewable goal post 2020

10/31 Tanzania police seize more than 200 elephant tusks

10/30 Mythic salamander faces crucial test: Survival in the wild

10/29 New U.N. atlas links climate change, health

10/28 Tsunami hits Hawaii after Canada earthquake

10/28 Miners take 'rail-veyors' and robots to automated future

10/26 Great Barrier Reef's coral crisis could find help in deeper waters

10/24 NOAA, NASA: Antarctic ozone hole second smallest in 20 years

10/20 In Japan, need of fossil fuels pushes climate-change targets to back seat

10/19 With 2 big deals approaching, Rosneft stands to become a global oil power

10/19 Who smokes most: A surprising map of smoking rates by country

10/19 Living on the edge may help cheat extinction

10/19 Sea turtle farm that harvests meat targeted by activists

10/19 Charges of cronyism in Hungary farmland contracts

10/19 In climate puzzle for crops, ancient tree offers clues

10/19 U.S. Officials to visit Indonesia for palm oil emissions talks

10/18 A rogue climate experiment outrages scientists

10/18 Solar power used to study elephants in Africa

10/18 Children's Eyes on Earth winners: The best photographs taken by kids around the world (Photos)

10/18 Is Canada a foreign country?

10/18 Baby elephant rescued on Kenya with rope and a Land Rover (Video)

10/18 Indonesia geothermal sector attracts Panax, Mistubishi, BP, Chevron,

10/18 Brazil's Roussef enacts forest law in blow to farm lobby

10/17 Punjab Biomass plans 96 megawatts of renewable projects in India

10/17 Barley genome breakthrough may lead to better beer

10/17 Vietnam's 2,400 MW Son La hydroelectric plant complete

10/17 South Africa rhino poaching leads to 455 dead so far in 2012

10/12 Sydney to London on plastic fuel: Pilot to power flight with household trash

10/10 Arctic summer wind shift could affect sea ice loss and U.S./ European weather, says NOAA-led study

10/10 Northern Gateway: Enbridge former VP slams pipeline talks

10/10 German renewable surcharge to rise by 47 percent: source

10/10 Ice cores reveal planet's climate history and changes

10/10 Iraq officially retreats from ambitious oil plans

10/10 Water funds on the rise

10/10 Puppies found in Dublin cars: Animal cruelty investigation launched after rescue in Ireland: (Photos)

10/09 NOAA satellites - helping save lives for 30 years

10/09 Australia's Greenough River Solar Farm opens amid renewable target debate

10/09 Saving the Arctic ice: Greenpeace, green washing and geoengineering (#1)

10/09 Scottish marine renewable energy: A new wave of development

10/09 Blackstone investing in $3 billion of Africa power projects

10/09 Renewable energy investment falls 20 percent as wind financings decline

10/09 China government comes to Suntech's rescue

10/08 Rhine Wetlands Trail opened

10/08 Germany's unlikely renewable energy revolutionaries

10/08 Vestas gains as Denmark commits to renewables despite struggling economy

10/06 British soil is battlefield over peat, for bog's sake

10/05 PV in the UK: The future is still bright

10/05 Kenya's M-KOPA offers cheaper solar power to off-grid villages

10/04 Renewable energy gets brief mention during 2012 Presidential Debate

10/04 Power Engineering and name Projects of the Year Award finalists

10/04 SolarWorld says unfair China policies rate import penalties

10/04 CASE companies rail against China 'Trade War'

10/03 Aerial drones give NOAA scientists a new perspective

10/01 Global renewables investment sets new record


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