environment http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morton R. Bearman: Leader Of Political Campaigns And Lawyer For The Environment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morton-r-bearman-leader-political-campaigns-and-lawyer-environment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Morton R. </span>Bearman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who helped elect two generations of </span>Symingtons<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to Congress and who became one of the St. Louis area’s first environmental attorneys, died Friday. He was 92.</span></p><p>Mr. Bearman was a staunch Democrat who was active in politics throughout his life. He served as campaign chair for both the late Stuart Symington, the former four-term U.S. senator from Missouri, and Symington’s son, James, who was elected four times to the U.S. House of Representatives.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 01:51:03 +0000 Gloria S. Ross 37418 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morton R. Bearman: Leader Of Political Campaigns And Lawyer For The Environment Going Green At Home With Native Plants: Tips To Build Native Habitats Into Your Landscaping http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/going-green-home-native-plants-tips-build-native-habitats-your-landscaping <p></p><p>The Missouri Botanical Garden annual Green Homes Festival is this Saturday at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening. One of the focuses of this year’s festival is gardening with native plants, or “naturescaping.”</p><p>Using native plants is environmentally friendly because it works within the existing ecosystem, explained Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager at the <a href="http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/sustainability/sustainability/sustainability-in-action/at-the-earthways-center.aspx">EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden</a>.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:24:47 +0000 Camille Phillips 36733 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Going Green At Home With Native Plants: Tips To Build Native Habitats Into Your Landscaping Commentary: Edgar Denison Left A Legacy In A Patch Of Blue-Eyed Mary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-edgar-denison-left-legacy-patch-blue-eyed-mary <p>Blue-eyed Mary is a Missouri wildflower that germinates in winter, enduring freeze and thaw before blooming in spring. Its bloom spans the month of April when Virginia bluebells, wild geranium and wild sweet William are each making colorful contributions to shady Missouri woodlands. In nature it grows along rivers in carpets where fall flooding carries away leaf litter, allowing seeds to germinate successfully.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 03:42:59 +0000 Scott Woodbury 34694 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Edgar Denison Left A Legacy In A Patch Of Blue-Eyed Mary Science & Health Rundown: The Air We Breathe http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/science-health-rundown-air-we-breathe <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a stretch to think about summer now.&nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But close your eyes and imagine. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The sun is shining; bees are buzzing; your arms move through warm air; you even have to mop a thin veil of perspiration from your brow. And on the news in the morning, Geri Mitchell intones the familiar admonition: “It’s a red air quality day. Sensitive groups should avoid exercising outdoors.”</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 04:37:46 +0000 Shula Neuman 33906 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Science & Health Rundown: The Air We Breathe Beyond Recycling: How Do You Lessen Your Environmental Impact? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/beyond-recycling-how-do-you-lessen-your-environmental-impact <p dir="ltr">When it comes to the economy, a rise in consumer spending is seen as an indicator of&nbsp; better times ahead. But when it comes to the environment, increased consumer spending can have a downside.</p><p dir="ltr">"Consumption is a problem because that's really the root driver of our environmental problems," said Madalyn Coici, waste prevention specialist with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:49:55 +0000 Camille Phillips 29852 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Beyond Recycling: How Do You Lessen Your Environmental Impact? Petition To End St. Louis Tax Incentives Delivered With Thousands Of Signatures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/petition-end-st-louis-tax-incentives-delivered-thousands-signatures <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About 50 activists delivered a petition to the St. Louis Board of Elections on Wednesday, calling for the city to cut tax breaks from businesses involved in what they call “unsustainable energy production.”</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group marched with signs that said “Take Back St. Louis" and chanted things like "We will stand, we will fight, a greener city is our right!"</span></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:06:46 +0000 Chris McDaniel 28702 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Petition To End St. Louis Tax Incentives Delivered With Thousands Of Signatures Is Monsanto Responsible For 700 Cases Of Cancer? A Jury Could Decide http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-responsible-700-cases-cancer-jury-could-decide <p>A <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=63756">Missouri appeals court has ruled</a> that a jury should decide whether Monsanto's chemical production division is responsible for cancers allegedly caused by the widespread use of certain toxic chemicals in everyday products.</p><p>Over the course of several decades, Monsanto manufactured 99 percent of the polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCB's, found in the world. High concentrations of the chemicals can cause non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and other forms of cancer.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:21:33 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 28484 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Is Monsanto Responsible For 700 Cases Of Cancer? A Jury Could Decide St. Louis Area 'Green' Efforts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-area-green-efforts <p>Campaigns to protect our environment and improve sustainability efforts are numerous and ongoing in the St. Louis area.&nbsp; Host Don Marsh talks with environmental experts about what has been done, what is being done, and what still needs to be done to further protect our planet.&nbsp; Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:43:38 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 4692 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Area 'Green' Efforts St. Louis interfaith gathering to focus on environment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-interfaith-gathering-focus-environment <p>People from a range of religious traditions and faiths will be gathering this afternoon to talk about environmental sustainability.</p><p><a href="http://ecofaith.info/more-info/">St. Louis EcoFaith</a> co-organizer Steve Lawler says the goal is to build an interfaith network that can support environmental awareness and action.</p><p>Himself an Episcopal priest, Lawler says concern for the environment is integral to many different religions, from Buddhism to Islam.</p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4400 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis interfaith gathering to focus on environment What do dry-cleaning and online dating have in common? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-do-dry-cleaning-and-online-dating-have-common <p>Both were subjects of new laws signed by Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn today.</p><p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 18:08:37 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 4398 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What do dry-cleaning and online dating have in common?