Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Draft Management Plan Released For Ozark National Park http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/draft-management-plan-released-ozark-national-park <p><strong><em>&nbsp;Updated 2:40 p.m. Jan. 22:</em></strong></p><p>The National Park Service is holding the last public meeting on its proposed management plan for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways tonight in Kirkwood. See below for more details.</p><p></p><p><em><strong>Updated 3:10 p.m. and 4:40 p.m.</strong></em> <em><strong>Jan. 7:</strong></em></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:37:00 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin & Véronique LaCapra 31305 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Draft Management Plan Released For Ozark National Park Sierra Club Alleges Thousands Of Air Quality Violations At Ameren's St. Louis-Area Plants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sierra-club-alleges-thousands-air-quality-violations-amerens-st-louis-area-plants <p><em><strong>Updated Thursday 10:15 p.m.</strong></em></p><p>The Sierra Club says Ameren has been routinely violating air quality standards at its St. Louis-area power plants.</p><p>In a <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/201312/Ameren_Missouri_NOI_12.11.13_FINAL.pdf">Notice of Intent to Sue</a> delivered to Ameren on Wednesday afternoon, the Sierra Club alleges the company's&nbsp;Labadie, Meramec, and Rush Island plants have exceeded air pollution limits almost 10,000 times since 2008.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:56:41 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 32190 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sierra Club Alleges Thousands Of Air Quality Violations At Ameren's St. Louis-Area Plants Report: Cities Should Make Public Transit, Biking A Priority http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-cities-should-make-public-transit-biking-priority <p>A new report suggests that Americans in urban areas are driving less.</p><p>The analysis of the 100 largest urban areas in the country by the <a href="http://uspirg.org/home">U.S. Public Interest Research Group</a> found that since 2000, fewer commuters are using cars to get to work. And in most cities, the use of public transportation has gone up (since 2005), and more people are biking to work or working from home (since 2000).</p><p>But, in St. Louis, the trend is less clear. Fewer workers are relying on cars, but the use of public transportation has also decreased.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:10:09 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 31954 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: Cities Should Make Public Transit, Biking A Priority It's A Bird! Saint Louis Zoo Welcomes Its Newest Addition http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/its-bird-saint-louis-zoo-welcomes-its-newest-addition <p><strong><em>Updated Nov. 27 at 10:40 a.m. to correct two photo captions.</em></strong></p><p>There’s a bird to be thankful for in St. Louis, but we’re not talking about turkey.</p><p>On Nov. 2, the <a href="http://www.stlzoo.org/">Saint Louis Zoo</a> welcomed yet another adorable addition, a fluffy <a href="http://www.stlzoo.org/animals/abouttheanimals/birds/nightjarsfrogmouthswhippoo/tawnyfrogmouth/">Tawny Frogmouth </a>chick.&nbsp; Born to first-time parents, zoo keepers are taking extra precautions to ensure the chick develops properly. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:42:16 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 31751 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org It's A Bird! Saint Louis Zoo Welcomes Its Newest Addition Nuclear Policy Analyst: Radioactive Waste At West Lake Landfill Must Go http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nuclear-policy-analyst-radioactive-waste-west-lake-landfill-must-go <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A nuclear policy analyst is adding his voice to those of area residents, environmental advocates and local government officials who want radioactive wastes out of the West Lake Landfill in </span>Bridgeton<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.ips-dc.org/staff/bob">Robert Alvarez</a> served as a senior policy advisor in the Department of Energy under the Clinton administration and is currently a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:28:31 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 31630 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nuclear Policy Analyst: Radioactive Waste At West Lake Landfill Must Go Public Comment Period Opens For Illinois 'Fracking' Legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-comment-period-opens-illinois-fracking-legislation <p>The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is seeking public feedback on the state's first-ever regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/OilandGas/Pages/Hydraulicfracturing.aspx">DNR</a> published<a href="http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume37_issue46.pdf"> proposed regulations</a> for hydraulic fracturing today, which begins a public comment period that will last until Jan. 3.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:22:37 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin & Associated Press 31502 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public Comment Period Opens For Illinois 'Fracking' Legislation Missouri Approves Sweeping Revisions Of Clean Water Standards http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-approves-sweeping-revisions-clean-water-standards <p><strong><i>Updated at 5:50 p.m. with quote by Sara Parker Pauley; updated at 3:41 p.m. with quote by Lorin Crandall.</i></strong></p><p>The <a href="http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/Wpp/cwc/">Missouri Clean Water Commission</a> has approved a sweeping regulatory overhaul of the state's water quality standards.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:30:12 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin, Véronique LaCapra & Marshall Griffin 31218 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Approves Sweeping Revisions Of Clean Water Standards Toxic Site In Metro East Enters New Phase Of Cleanup http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/toxic-site-metro-east-enters-new-phase-cleanup <p>The US Environmental Protection Agency held a <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region5/cleanup/chemetco/pdfs/chemetco-fs-201310.pdf">community meeting</a> in Hartford, Illinois, on Wednesday, to inform residents about the ongoing cleanup of the former<a href="http://www.epa.gov/region5/cleanup/chemetco/"> Chemetco copper smelter</a>.</p><p>This is the second of three open houses being held this year. Another will be held in December.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 22:34:57 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 31048 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Toxic Site In Metro East Enters New Phase Of Cleanup Smoke From Distant Wildfires Poses Health Risk To Illinois And Missouri Residents http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/smoke-distant-wildfires-poses-health-risk-illinois-and-missouri-residents <p>A new <a href="http://www.nrdc.org/health/impacts-of-wildfire-smoke/files/wildfire-smoke-IB.pdf">report </a>released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council warns that smoke from wildfires poses health risks to people living far from the actual blaze.</p><p>The study used data from 2011, an especially bad year for wildfires in the US, to rank states with the greatest number of residents affected by wildfire smoke for longer than a week.</p><p>Illinois and Missouri were ranked second and fourth respectively, despite having no wildfires of their own.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:47:13 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 30913 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Smoke From Distant Wildfires Poses Health Risk To Illinois And Missouri Residents Remembering The 1946 World Series - The First Time The Cardinals Beat The Red Sox http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/remembering-1946-world-series-first-time-cardinals-beat-red-sox <p>A lot has changed in the world of baseball since 1946. But a familiar pair of elite teams are once again playing in the Fall Classic.&nbsp; For the fourth time, the St. Louis Cardinals are facing off against the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. Previous matchups took place in 1946, 1967 and 2004.</p><p>And this year's matchup has some striking similarities to the team's first meeting in 1946. Then, as now, St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Dodgers in playoffs before facing off against the Red Sox.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 16:15:45 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin & Camille Phillips 30871 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Remembering The 1946 World Series - The First Time The Cardinals Beat The Red Sox