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USDA to invest over $78K in Kansas renewable energy projects

By Sarah Motter Photo: Marjorie Kamys Cotera/Texas Tribune
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Department will invest $464 million to build or improve renewable energy infrastructure and to help rural communities, agricultural producers and businesses lower energy costs in 48…
09/10/21
                                                               

Wichita City Council Forms Environmental Concerns Board

After months of advocacy by activists, the Wichita City council has voted to establish a board to advise the council and city staff on environmental concerns, climate change and economic economic vitality. The council voted…
09/08/21
                                                               

K-State experts outline climate change effects on Kansas, tips to reduce impact

By AJ Dome Photo: Lucas Boland
A Kansas State University distinguished professor and Nobel Prize recipient says “time is running out” for people to take action to mitigate the effects of climate change. Chuck Rice, university distinguished professor of agronomy, said…
08/28/21
                                                               

Work to repurpose wind turbine blades spotlights Kansas as green economy leader

By Shawna Bethell Photo: Re-Wind
The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Shawna Bethell is a freelance essayist/journalist…
08/24/21
                                                               

Some Kansas communities are paying more to fix stinky water from blue-green algae. Climate change is to blame.

By Brian Grimmett Photo: Brian Grimmett/Kansas News Service
Climate change makes Flynn’s job harder. It’s triggering days of triple-digit temperatures and more times when the breeze takes a holiday. That, in turn, breeds ever bigger blooms of blue-green algae.
08/21/21
                                                               

Summer Days In Missouri And Kansas Turning Dangerously Hot For Outdoor Workers

By Alex Smith Photo: Carlos Moreno / KCUR 89.3
In the next few decades, climate change will cause more than two weeks every summer to become too hot to safely work outside. A new study argues that quick action is needed prevent that number…
08/18/21
                                                               

Kansas set to lead nation in renewable energy

By Sarah Motter Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP Photo
Boost Kansas, an initiative of the American Clean Power Association says in 2020, the renewable energy industry had an exciting year, and Kansas is a leader with success in wind and solar energy developments. It…
08/03/21
                                                               

Electric vehicle chargers will soon go up on street light poles in Kansas City

By YCC Team Photo: Joy Ellsworth
Many people who own an electric vehicle also own a home, so they can install a charger in their garage or driveway. But that’s usually not an option for people who rent. “If you are…
06/23/21
                                                               

Kansas energy sector: renewable can co-exist with oil industry

By Kimberly James
Kansas is well-positioned to grow its workforce in the renewable energy sector. More than 4,500 people are employed by clean energy jobs in Wichita, which has the most renewable energy jobs in the state. Kansas…
06/12/21
                                                               
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Yakima City Council Talks Climate Change Tuesday

By Lance Tormey
When the Yakima City Council meets on zoom on at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday the council will talk about creating a future resolution in support of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty and to committing the City…
05/18/21