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News Archive - September, 2012



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09/30 Sesquicentennial Series: Ag Research comes to KY

09/28 Bluegrass Pride: Take 'going green' to next level by keeping detergents out of the water

09/28 Fall festival season is here; there's someone celebrating something in every corner of state

09/27 Energy and Environmental Cabinet signs contract to continue recycling electronic scrap

09/27 Wanted: Three large evergreen trees to bring holiday cheer to downtown Lexington

09/27 Spotted wing Drosophila found in south central Kentucky, can be harmful to fruits

09/27 Smart Suzy: Free clinic for kids, free paper, half-price GED, go green easily, coupons

09/27 NSF gives $533,000 to address minority recruitment, UK plays integral role

09/27 Kentucky Stocker Conference set for Oct. 1 at Fayette County Cooperative Extension office

09/26 Food Works project launches website on local, healthy foods, will host workshops, events

09/22 Breakdown: The lab race (Video)

09/21 Kentucky State Parks announce Big Bone Lick State Historic Site as official name for park

09/20 Bluegrass Pride: Grandparents can reinforce 'green' foundation, values for grandchildren

09/20 Marcus Carey's on the Marc: Evans family gets it right by transforming tobacco farm

09/20 UK Ag receives more than $500,000 to help beginning farmers

09/20 Remember the risk of cyanide poisoning to ruminants

09/19 Conference to address STEM opportunities for Kentucky girls

09/19 Booker T. Washington Academy third-graders take the lead on 'Send a Cow' to Africa project

09/19 Lexington opens first mountain bike trail in Veteran's Park, complete with fix-it station

09/18 Keep America Beautiful Recycle Bowl offers local contest, broader competition for schools

09/18 Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest named one of Yahoo Travel's prettiest parks

09/18 UK Animal and Food Sciences recognizes Hammond, inducts Purnell into Hall of Fame

09/18 Filly by Unbridled's Song brings top price on day seven of Keeneland September sale

09/17 'UK at the Half' features Chair of the Department of Plant Pathology

09/17 Marcus Carey's On the Marc: America's prime resource could be your personal opportunity

09/17 Meal planning Monday: Produce co-op provides organic, reasonably priced products

09/14 Fall armyworm captures at all-time high

09/14 UK undergraduates discover opportunities in research

09/13 Cumberland Falls co-sponsoring Bluegrass Festival, offering lodge, cabin discounts

09/13 'Rationally Speaking' blogger to give lecture at UK

09/13 Asbury, University of Kentucky to host annual Draft Horse Day at Equine Center in Wilmore

09/13 Smart Suzy: A giveaway, taming that sweet tooth, green up the garage and Target deals

09/13 Pet smarts: Adoptions support shelters, offers many breed options - even pure-bred

09/12 All-time high College of Ag enrollment

09/11 Heal the land, heal the nation

09/11 Hisle Park to host trail ride to benefit Masterson Station Equestrian Program

09/11 Five yearlings top seven figures during Keeneland September sale opening session

09/10 UK Robinson Center's Taste of the Mountains field day will feature workshops, giveaways

09/10 Smart Suzy: State park deals, eat out for good food, purpose, go green easily, some deals

09/10 Keeneland September sale offering 3,600 yearlings, attracting buyers around world

09/07 Lexington's new Opt Out Program designed to help citizens live a more waste-free lifestyle

09/07 Smart Suzy: Free flu shots, add to your Elvis collection, creative green tip, Wal-Mart deals

09/07 State park plans events for return of elk-viewing tours in Eastern Kentucky this fall

09/06 Bluegrass Pride: Rain gardens, barrels reduce water, pollution drainage to storm sewers

09/06 Smart Suzy: Fabulous free movie premier, some good deals, surpising green tip, savings

09/05 Seedleaf offers a variety of opportunities to support local, sustainable food culture

09/05 Big Bone Lick State Park to participate in outdoor recreation, nature program

09/05 Steel leads revival in Ohio River Valley

09/04 Beshear overrides legislative vote on medication rules for horse racing industry

09/04 Smart Suzy: Can you do nothing new for a year? Specials, deals, and it's easy going green

09/04 UK entomologist shares tips on how to reduce mosquito numbers

09/04 Alice Lloyd College receives electric car as donation from graduate, Johnson Industries

09/04 Division of Emergency Services asks public to take specific actions to 'Pledge to Prepare'


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USA U.S. News

09/30 Shell's Arctic oil exploration plans remain, despite 2012 setback

09/29 Y-12 National Security Complex, Tennessee nuclear site, ends security contract following nun's break-in

09/29 Carmegeddon improved Los Angeles air quality during 2011 freeway closure, study shows

09/29 Pacific Great Whites inch closer to protection

09/29 Wynnewood, Oklahoma refinery explosion leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

09/28 Ralls Corp's Oregon wind farms blocked by President Obama

09/28 USGS aquifer tests near Pavilion, Wyoming reveal petroleum-based pollutants in samples

09/28 Plug In Day 2012: Tallying up millions of oil-free miles with electric cars

09/28 Unexploded orinance in Gulf may pose risk to offshore drilling, experts warn

09/28 Solar energy tax credit may be saved by Washington gridlock

09/28 'Bein' Green': A colorful playlist for the 22nd Annual Environmental Media Awards

09/27 SoloPower, solar company with U.S. loan guarantee, opens factory

09/27 Sturgeons and pipelines don't mix: Suing the government to enforce environmental laws

09/27 'Silent Spring' turns 50: Rachel Carson warned of 'pesticide treadmill' powered by Big Ag

09/27 Hanatavirus outbreak: Clues may lie in Yosemite workers' blood samples

09/25 From sea to shining sea: Greener airports across the nation

09/24 Study finds that ocean acidification is accelerated in nutrient-rich areas

09/22 NOAA ramps up Weather Ready Nation initiave in nation's capital

09/20 New York State plans health review as it weighs gas drilling

09/20 Displaced tortoises for solar in Mojave roils environmentalists

09/20 Bechtel President of Renewables discusses Ivanpah

09/20 Bronx rallies to save a mysterious horse left in an abandoned stable

09/19 NOAA announces $4.5 million in environmental literacy grants to support K-12 science education and stewardship projects

09/19 Evolutionary innovation caught in the act

09/19 Studies cite increased demand for wind power, other renewables

09/18 'No More Solyndras Act' passes the House

09/18 Mitt Romney's disastrous energy plan

09/18 Pesticide spray success claims against West Nile-carrying mosquitoes questioned by critics

09/18 The very real threat of sea-level rise to the United States

09/18 Alpha Natural Resources closing 8 coal mines, cutting 1,200 jobs

09/18 Wait, what?! Oil companies are drilling in our beloved national parks

09/18 Shrinking snow cover threatens seal lairs in Arctic

09/18 BPA may boost obesity in kids, study finds

09/18 10 threatened U.S. coastlines

09/18 Cape Cod's Greats White sharks tagged by researchers from Ocearch

09/18 PBS NewsHour's Climate Change Report raises eyebrows (Video)

09/17 Floating U.S. biofuels: Should the Navy support a new industry?

09/17 Keystone XL Pipeline draws tribal concerns

09/17 Forest fire research questions the wisdom of prescribed burns

09/17 Shortfall in funding for solar training

09/17 Experimental 'net-zero' home makes as much energy as it uses

09/17 Russell E. Train dead: Former EPA administrator dies at 92

09/17 America's dirtiest cities (Photos)

09/17 Bad air makes bad neighbors: Cross-state Air Rule cut down

09/17 PETA claims 'Wrath of the Titans', 'Lone Ranger' and other films placed animals in dangerous situations

09/16 The B61 bomb: A case study in costs and needs

09/16 Resurgent wolves again are fair game

09/16 Sediment behind a dam threatens to undermine Chesapeake Bay cleanup

09/15 Weather pushes allergy and asthma miseries to new level

09/14 NIH superbug claims 7th victim

09/07 Obama re-pledges renewable commitment as E&Y reports U.S. falling behind

09/07 Pro teams step up to the plate on climate; fans can, too

09/06 New Orleans levees hold, and outsiders want in

09/06 With their food scarce from drought, more animals try dining in town

09/06 Obama's energy plan by the numbers

09/06 Giant sequoias - safe at last?

09/06 Cuomo, at DNC, can't escape calls from New Yorkers to bar hazardous gas fracking

09/06 Obama, Romney spar over climate, other science issues in online debate

09/06 Yosemite extends hantavirus warning as death toll rises

09/06 Weak El Nino will last through February 2013: CPC

09/06 The baffling nexus of climate change and health

09/06 Cooling a computer server with... mineral oil?

09/06 NRC staff to review nuclear reactor waste storage rules

09/06 In Isaac's wake, Gulf Coast beaches littered with oil tar

09/05 Military vets to help rebuild northern California fisheries

09/05 CSP gains a foothold on U.S. East Coast

09/05 For farms in the west, oil wells are thirsty rivals

09/05 Analysis: U.S. bankers say, love it or hate it, ethanol is here to stay

09/05 Pentagon maps Japan radiation, says U.S. personnel safe

09/05 Nearly 17 million Americans repeatedly short of food: report

09/05 Hurricane Isaac sweeps tons of dead rats onto Mississippi beaches

09/04 Big data in the (heated or cooled) air around you

09/04 Nearly 800 firefighters battle blaze in national forest in Southern California

09/04 Critics say California law hurts effort to add jobs

09/04 Oklahoma's wind power development strategy

09/04 Why isn't the Deep South green? Or is it?

09/04 Solar energy in the Central Valley and the Chicken and Egg challenge

09/04 New investments set to accelerate breakthroughs in cost-competitive solar energy

09/04 Kansas State fair may limit showing of animal rights video - judge

09/03 Bad new for movie fans, U. S. drought hits popcorn crop

09/02 Energy firms boost U.S. Gulf oil, natgas output after storm

09/01 Catfish farmers fight fish glut and high feed prices

09/01 Tracking a subtle scent, a dog may help save the whales

09/01 In Louisiana, the water gives, and takes away


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world World News

09/30 U.S. natural gas boom could threaten Russia's grip on European market

09/30 Typhoon Jelawat injures dozens as it heads to Tokyo

09/28 Chevron pays Brazilian oil spill fines totaling 17.3 million

09/27 Hackers break into energy technology company

09/19 Siemans to cut 615 U.S. wind energy jobs as new orders dry up.

09/19 In a world hungry for cheap shrimp, migrants labor overtime in Thai sheds

09/19 Greenland's unfrozen future (Video)

09/18 Race is on as ice melt reveals Arctic treasures

09/18 19 companies urge Congress to extend wind tax credit

09/18 Solar: A solution to worldwide electricity needs

09/18 How to save the rhino

09/18 Mount Soputan volcano erupts in central Indonesia, spewing ash

09/18 New Zealand's Whanganui River gains a legal voice

09/18 Arctic sea ice thaw may be accelerated by oil, shipping

09/18 Scientists grow drug for rare disease in corn

09/18 Drought in Poland reveals 400-year-old sunken treasures

09/18 Italy's ILVA to clean up steel plant to avoid shutdown

09/18 BP shuts down Norwegian oil field after leak

09/18 Fertilizer makers bank on U.S. farm recovery from drought

09/17 Iranian official says blasts targeted nuclear sites

09/17 France taxing carbon emitters in an effort to overhaul consumer energy costs

09/17 August 2012 temperatures made it fourth warmest such month on record

09/17 Biomass energy: Burning bushes to save cheetahs

09/17 Shell admits Arctic drilling defeat, for now

09/17 Huge Greenland iceberg starts to go to pieces

09/16 Japan's zero-nuclear dream

09/15 Protests disprupt India's nuclear energy plan

09/14 Renewables and emissions trading: Do schemes like the EU ETS work?

09/14 Body disposal technology widens green funeral choice

09/12 Geothermal roundup: California bills, consumer reports and Japan development plans

09/12 Clinton to solar companies: 'You just can't be deterred'

09/07 Brazil forecast for huge renewables growth

09/07 As coolant is phased out, smugglers reap large profits

09/07 Underwater paradise at a Pacific eco-resort

09/07 China earthquakes 2012: Series of quakes rattle Southwest China, kills at least 64

09/06 Japan weighs its energy options amid nuclear, renewables debate

09/06 African farmers face climate change threats, more needs to be done, study says

09/06 Solar panel maker settles with SEC over China transfer

09/05 TransCanada submits new Keystone XL route in Nebraska

09/05 Putin pulls off latest feat: Flying with the birds

09/05 Europe to investigate Chinese exports of solar panels

09/05 I-Kiribati man wanting 'climate change refugee' status denied by New Zealand immigration

09/05 Shell to test capturing of carbon in Canada

09/05 China speeding U.S. solar-dumping case as election nears

09/05 Critics say Canada softens coal-fired power rules

09/05 Greenpeace pickets flashy Volkswagen Golf launch

09/05 Trawling could harm oceans like ploughing land: Scientists

09/05 Rising chemicals output a hazard, clean-up needed by 2020: UN

09/05 Emu underpass plan to save threatened Australian bird

09/05 U.S. lays out examples of 'gross negligence' by BP

09/04 Climate threat to world's poor is underestimated: Oxfam

09/04 Australian polluters to save A$2.5 billion in CO2 costs: Analyst

09/04 A Chinese city moves to limit new cars

09/03 El Nino to be short and weak: NZ weather scientists

09/03 Peru eyes tougher penalties for polluting industries

09/03 Canada's Mackenzie River needs aid as climate 'refrgerator'

09/03 Toshiba, Hitachi, others to invest $1.53 billion on wind power: Nikkei

09/03 Former NASA engineer designs app to chart water quality

09/01 Tony Hayward gets his life back

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