The Sierra Club's Andy Knott speaks at a rally on Thursday in front of a 15-foot tall inflatable inhaler in Keiner Plaza.
Credit Sarah Skiold-Hanlin, St. Louis Public Radio & The Beacon
Ameren's 2,400-megawatt plant near Labadie, Missouri, is the state's largest coal-fired power plant.
Credit Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio & The Beacon
Andy Knott uses an "opacity" scale to illustrate the disparity between acceptable emissions levels and those considered harmful. The darker squares represent increasing particulate matter in smokestack emissions.
Credit Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin, St. Louis Public Radio & The Beacon
The Sierra Club says Ameren has been routinely violating air quality standards at its St. Louis-area power plants.
In a Notice of Intent to Sue delivered to Ameren on Wednesday afternoon, the Sierra Club alleges the company's Labadie, Meramec, and Rush Island plants have exceeded air pollution limits almost 10,000 times since 2008.
A new report suggests that Americans in urban areas are driving less.
The analysis of the 100 largest urban areas in the country by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group 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).
But, in St. Louis, the trend is less clear. Fewer workers are relying on cars, but the use of public transportation has also decreased.
Updated Nov. 27 at 10:40 a.m. to correct two photo captions.
There’s a bird to be thankful for in St. Louis, but we’re not talking about turkey.
On Nov. 2, the Saint Louis Zoo welcomed yet another adorable addition, a fluffy Tawny Frogmouth chick. Born to first-time parents, zoo keepers are taking extra precautions to ensure the chick develops properly.
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. 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.
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.