St. Louis, MO – U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu delivered the commencement address this morning at Washington University.
Under a sky heavy with rainclouds, Secretary Chu predicted that climate change and rising oil prices would drive the need for a second industrial revolution - one that can meet the world's energy needs in a more sustainable way.
St. Louis, MO – St. Louis community health non-profit Grace Hill presented their plans today for a $2 million dollar project to decrease area diesel emissions.
The Environmental Protection Agency is working with Grace Hill on the stimulus-funded project. The venture will retrofit more than 575 vehicles from St. Louis public fleets and small companies, with the goal of reducing air pollution and associated health problems like asthma.
Jefferson City, Mo. – While the Riverview Gardens School District awaits a state takeover, the news is much better for the St. Louis Charter School.
The State Board of Education today voted unanimously to renew the school's charter for another ten years. Head of School Tracy Garrett says some of the children who attend don't have successful lives outside the school.
Jefferson City, Mo. – The state of Missouri is taking over another St. Louis-area school district.
The State Board of Education today voted unanimously to create a three-person state-run board to oversee the Riverview Gardens School District in North County. The district lost accreditation nearly three years ago based primarily on poor academic performance.