PNS Daily News - April 24, 2017
We're highlighting several stories in today's news including: Congress returns from recess to a showdown over a border wall; immigrants may face the collateral damage of crime lab misconduct; and President Trump expected to move forward on offshore drilling.
COLUMBIS, Mo. -- While many people are working hard to prevent or at least slow climate change, some Missouri scientists are trying to offset some of the problems they say are inevitable. The University of Missouri received a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation in 2014 to study
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Advocates say all Missourians benefit from a tax that's been around since the 1980s. Back then, voters approved a one-tenth of one percent tax that is split between the Soil and Water Conservation District and the state park system. Last month Gov. Jay Nixon set the Novembe
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - It's been a busy year for animal-rights advocates in Missouri. They've been fighting nearly two dozen bills, all being considered in this last week of the legislative session. Bob Baker, executive director of the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation, said most are aimed at
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The combination of last year's record drought and this year's heavy spring rains has scientists wondering if efforts to restore Missouri farmland are going to waste. Thirty years ago, Missouri had one of the worst soil-erosion rates in the nation, but conservation practices over the
ST. LOUIS - Missourians may not realize it, but some farming practices in the state are threatening aquatic life in the Gulf of Mexico, where a growing area of pollution is causing concern among environmentalists. Scientists say that an area of the Gulf of some 7000 square miles, larger than the sta
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Rural family farmers and independent producers across Missouri and the nation say they are tired of waiting on the federal government to implement a new set of competitive rules for the marketplace. The new rules, designed to level the playing field between large meatpackers a
DEXTER, MO. - Missouri FFA students will soon be in the field with farmers to learn how cutting-edge science on the farm could help the Gulf of Mexico. The program involves testing corn stalks for nitrogen, allowing farmers to maintain maximum crop production while reducing the fertilizer pollution
St. Louis, MO - An environmental advocate says a "flaming bag of poop" has been thrown on the state Capitol steps, with finalization by the Environmental Protection Agency of a rule meant to protect water quality by requiring concentrated animal feeding operations or "CAFOs" to safely manage manure.