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Arkansas getting up to $86.9 million to reduce carbon emissions

By Jeff Della Rosa

The new Carbon Reduction Program, created under the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, is expected to help states develop carbon reduction strategies and address climate change. Program funding can be used to expand transportation options to help families save money on gas, according to a news release.


Green will impact just about all Arkansas jobs in the future

By Laura Aka

Chris Isbell of Isbell Farms is a prime example of a lifelong learner. “If I had to farm like everybody else, I wouldn’t want to be a farmer because I like to experiment. I like to look at new things. I like to test the envelope on just about everything. That’s just my personality. And I was allowed to do that here,” said Isbell, who co-owns the 3,000-acre farm with his wife, Judy in England, Arkansas.


Infrastructure funding offers unprecedented opportunity to build community-level climate resilience

By Mark Rupp

Last month, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Sixth Assessment Report. At the core of the report is a stark warning that, to date, our efforts to adapt to the changing climate are not enough to protect people and ecosystems around the globe.


Two Arkansas counties among highest in region for flood crop insurance payouts

By Daniel Breen

Farmers in some of the most flood-prone areas along the Mississippi River have received nearly $1.5 billion from the federal government over the past two decades. That’s according to a report from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group, which identified 41 counties in 10 states that received the most crop insurance payouts.


Potential of ‘green’ jobs cited in report; demand in state projected to rise

By Nathan Owens Photo: Flip Putthoff , NWA Democrat-Gazette

An estimated 6,558 workers across the state have “green jobs,” which directly or indirectly support goods or services that benefit the environment or conserve resources, data show. These jobs range from hydroelectric engineers to solar sales representatives and marketing managers. As employers take steps to achieve their climate and sustainability goals, “green jobs” have the potential to grow significantly in the coming years.


Fayetteville, Arkansas plans for climate change

By Darby Bybee

Our Hearst national investigative unit sent out a climate survey to every county in America and cities with more than 50,000 people.
The results give us a deeper look at the climate concerns that specific regions have right now.


Arkansas Public Energy Efficiency Projects Save $229 Million Since 2010

By David Worford

Renewable and efficient energy projects for public entities in Arkansas implemented by Johnson Controls have helped cut more than 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions and saved $229 million since 2010.


Unusually warm, humid weather helped spark Arkansas tornadoes

By Worth Sparkman and Andrew Freedman

At least two Arkansans died Friday due to tornadic activity that started northeast of Little Rock and cut through parts of five other states.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson declared a state of emergency, giving the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management $100,000 to assist with response and clean-up.


Here’s how climate change is affecting duck hunting in the south

By Skot Covert

Duck hunting in Arkansas is more than just a sport, it’s a way of life. A pastime passed from generation to generation and one that defines who we are as a state.
Arkansas’s claim to fame is largely attributed to our location along the Mississippi Flyway, offering an ideal combination of habitat and food for wintering waterfowl migrating south.


Wind energy gains ground in Arkansas

By Griffin Coop Photo: SWEPCO

One of Arkansas’s biggest utilities is delivering wind power to thousands of homes in the state, and the company says more is on the way.