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2,000+ Cattle Killed By Heat Wave Were Buried, Dumped at Kansas Landfill

2,000+ Cattle Killed By Heat Wave Were Buried, Dumped at Kansas Landfill

Extreme heat in Kases last month killed so many cattle that carcases were dumped in landfills or buried in unlined graves, Reuters reports. Normally processed as pet food or fertilizer, the 2,117 cows that died from heat exhaustion the weekend of June 11 overwhelmed standard operating procedures. Burying cattle in unlined pits is a risky option and last resort because of the potential for waste to seep into groundwater.

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    4 U.S. States With 30+ Percent Wind Power

    4 U.S. States With 30+ Percent Wind Power

    Four U.S. states generated 30 to 37 percent of their energy from wind power in 2017. That’s just one of the findings of the Department of Energy (DOE)’s annual Wind Technologies Market Report, released August 22. Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas and South Dakota were the leaders in terms of how much wind contributed to their state’s […]

    Kansas Didn’t Tell Residents Their Water Was Contaminated For Years

    Kansas Didn’t Tell Residents Their Water Was Contaminated For Years

    The Kansas government allowed hundreds of residents in two Wichita-area neighborhoods to drink water contaminated by a cleaning chemical called perchloroethylene, also known as PCE or tetrachloroethylene, The Wichita Eagle reported Sunday. The state discovered the tainted groundwater at a Haysville dry cleaner in 2011 but the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) did […]

    Governors Weigh in on Water, Climate and the Environment: What We Know So Far

    Governors Weigh in on Water, Climate and the Environment: What We Know So Far

    By Brett Walton State of the State speeches are where governors sketch their legislative priorities and report on the overall health of their dominions. The state of the state is almost always “strong” and water issues are occasionally mentioned. Below are summaries of the governors’ references to water, climate and the environment. This post will […]

    Will Wind in Kansas Leave Coal in the Dust?

    Will Wind in Kansas Leave Coal in the Dust?

    By Molly Taft When President Trump signed his executive order targeting Obama-era climate policies in March, he made sure to get the optics right. “You’re going back to work,” he promised the coal miners surrounding him. “We will produce American coal to power American industry.” But for all the show during the signing, power utilities […]

    The Most Dangerous ‘Model’ Laws Written by ALEC

    The Most Dangerous ‘Model’ Laws Written by ALEC

    Greenpeace By Cassady Sharp The same law that contributed to George Zimmerman walking free out of a Florida courtroom last weekend after taking the life of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was primarily written by the same super lobbying group behind legislation protecting natural gas companies from disclosing chemicals used in fracking. The American Legislative Exchange Council, […]