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A BOOn From Bats: Naturalists Aim To Help Bats Fight Deadly Disease

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Bats have a bit of an image problem. You probably saw some Halloween decorations this week featuring flying, fanged creatures of the night. But conservationists say bats are actually very helpful animals, saving farmers in the Ohio Valley region alone hundreds of millions of dollars simply by eating harmful insects. Now bats need some humans… Read More

Coal Comfort: Trump’s EPA And Energy’s Winners And Losers

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s move to end the Clean Power Plan is the Trump administration’s latest attempt to support the struggling coal industry. The Department of Energy is also pushing a new way to subsidize coal power. But a new study suggests market forces — not regulations — will still make more coal power plants in the… Read More

Little River, Big Ideas: Farming Group Wades Into Clean Water Issues

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In the rich land of Christian County, wheat is milled for McDonald’s biscuits, corn is turned into ethanol, and grazing cows support the state’s leading dairy. This is Kentucky’s breadbasket, and a river runs through it: the South Fork of Little River. Second-generation farmer David Brame grows a little bit of everything here, including corn… Read More

Dr. Geoffrey Dabelko Links Climate-Change with Worldwide Fragilities

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Dr. Geoffrey Dabelko, Professor and Director of the Environmental Studies Program at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, has just completed a G-7 commissioned report on climate change and fragility risks. The report was commissioned by the G-7 and involved scholars from the United States, France, Germany and Great Britain. The report has… Read More