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Missouri Landowners Asked to Beat Back Invasive Species

Missouri Landowners Asked to Beat Back Invasive Species

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, July 22, 2008 (ENS) – To stretch its financial resources, the Missouri Conservation Department now fills the job of invasive species coordinator with staff members on one-year leaves of absence from their regular assignments. The current coordinator, fisheries biologist Tim Banek, who started in February, is making use of his year in…

Courts Back Release of Water Into Flooded Missouri

Courts Back Release of Water Into Flooded Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, March 26, 2008 (ENS) – Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon did not succeed in his effort to prevent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from releasing millions of gallons of water from a South Dakota dam on the Missouri River in a man-made “spring rise.” The Corps plans to raise water levels…

Missouri Mops Up as Flood Waters Recede

Missouri Mops Up as Flood Waters Recede

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, March 24, 2008 (ENS) – Flood waters are retreating along the Meramec River and in other flooded areas of Missouri, and state and federal emergency management officials are beginning the task of assessing damage in 70 counties that were declared a disaster by President George W. Bush. Up to a foot of…

Deadly Floods Sweep Across the Midwest

Deadly Floods Sweep Across the Midwest

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, March 19, 2008 (ENS) – At least 13 people have lost their lives in drenching rain and floods spanning the central United States in the past 48 hours. Three others are still missing. The National Weather Service has issued flood and flash flood warnings from Pennsylvania across the country to Texas. Rivers…

Survey Asks Missourians to Place Dollar Value on Wetlands

Survey Asks Missourians to Place Dollar Value on Wetlands

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, February 2, 2008 (ENS) – The state of Missouri is asking for help from the public in placing a dollar value on any given acre of wetland by asking people to respond to an online questionnaire. Information from the anonymous survey will help the Department of Natural Resources develop economic tools to…

Missouri Landfills Hold Recyclables Worth Millions

Missouri Landfills Hold Recyclables Worth Millions

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, January 4, 2008 (ENS) – Close to half of the municipal solid waste deposited in Missouri’s landfills has the potential to be recycled, according to a solid waste composition study recently completed for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. More than 1.9 million tons of recyclable materials were disposed of in Missouri…