Following years of dead-end jobs in the fast-food industry, Hollee Brooks decided to trade her restaurant uniform for scrubs, and train to become a medical technician. If she makes it through nine months of training and gets state certification and some experience, she'll earn considerably higher wages and enjoy employment benefits that usually elude those who flip hamburgers for a living.
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.
Updated at 1:25 p.m. to add statement from Republic Services, and at 6:00 p.m. to add comments from EPA.
More radioactive material has been found at the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton.
The material was detected during radioactivity testing in preparation for the construction of a trench. That trench will separate radioactive waste at the West Lake Landfill from an underground fire smoldering at the adjacent Bridgeton Landfill.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is overseeing the construction of the firebreak trench.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis has begun construction on a new science teaching facility.
The four-story addition to the Benton-Stadler science complex will house laboratories, lecture halls, and a central meeting space for students and faculty.
The dean of UMSL’s College of Arts and Sciences, Ron Yasbin, says science education used to mean students going to lectures on campus, and then working through homework problems on their own, outside of class.
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.