With over 200 sunny days a year, Missouri is an ideal location for the installation of solar panels. Missouri residents who want to take advantage of green energy enjoy benefits such as lower energy costs, increased home value, energy independence, and a smaller carbon footprint.
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Missouri is a transportation hub for the United States at the junction of the nation’s two longest rivers, the Missouri and the Mississippi. The state’s infrastructure and location give shippers the ability to move raw materials and finished products by rail, river, highway, and air to destinations across the country. Missouri has little fossil fuel production, but it does have fossil fuel resources, including coal deposits and petroleum-bearing tar sands and oil shales.
The searchable Energy Storage Legislation Database displays information in interactive maps and charts, tracking state activity from 2017 to the present.
The National Conference of State Legislatures tracks environment and natural resources bills that have been introduced in the 50 states, territories and Washington, D.C.
The First Street Foundation Flood Model represents the culmination of decades of research and development made possible by building upon existing knowledge and frameworks regularly referenced in the identification of flood risk.
EcoAdaptpartnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council to assess the state of climate adaptation planning and implementation for climate-related threats to public health in 16 U.S. states.
Between 2017 and 2019, Missouri experienced nine severe storms, three flooding events, and one drought. The damages of these events led to losses of at least $1 billion.
From its more than 100,000 farms and many historic riverside cities and towns to its economy, infrastructure, and lifestyle, Missouri has been strongly shaped by its climate. However, that climate is changing due to global warming, and unless we make deep and swift cuts in our heat-trapping emissions, the changes ahead could be dramatic.
Missouri’s climate is changing. Most of the state has warmed one-half to one degree (F) in the last century, and floods are becoming more frequent. In the coming decades, the state will have more extremely hot days, which may harm public health in urban areas and corn harvests in rural areas.
Climate change in Missouri is affecting our natural resources, our health, and our livelihoods. In Missouri, we are experiencing increased flooding, agricultural pests, and more extreme weather events. An increase in high heat days (temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit) means more visits to the hospital and complications with asthma and other respiratory illnesses.