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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.