The Missouri Coalition for the Environment is one of several groups filing suit against the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to try to get the agency to address the long-term storage of nuclear waste.
The National Park Service will start removing 1,200 trees on the Gateway Arch grounds in earnest on Monday.
The removal is part of a years-long project by CityArchRiver to renovate the popular tourist attraction, and it could start as early as Friday, according to the group's communications director Ryan McClure. He said the first few trees are coming down Friday to move in construction equipment.
The Current and Jacks Fork Rivers in the Missouri Ozarks are among the most pristine in the state. The U.S. EPA has recommended that Missouri designate waters with particularly diverse or rare aquatic species as "exceptional aquatic habitat," which would provide them with a higher level of protection.
Monsanto will continue selling soybean seeds coated with pesticides that have been linked to honey bee deaths, even though the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found the seeds do not improve yields.
The seeds in question are treated with a class of chemicals called neonicotinoids, which are chemically similar to nicotine.
It's good news for hunters, but maybe bad news for drivers: the Missouri Department of Conservation says the state will see a pretty good deer population this year.
Many parts of the state should see a "large and healthy deer herd" this season, after years of declining populations, according to the department's Jim Low. He estimates the state has more than a million deer, offering "plenty of deer hunting opportunity out there."
As concerns over Ebola grow around the country, unionized nurses in St. Louis are asking for full-body hazmat suits with respirators and for additional training. They are also requesting that the treatment of patients diagnosed with the virus be voluntary--an extremely unusual request.
Seven members of National Nurses United [NNU] spoke with reporters outside Saint Louis University Hospital on Monday. NNU published their demands with a petition after two Dallas nurses contracted Ebola while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.
As water flows south through the River des Peres Watershed in St. Louis, trash, tires and metal gets deposited along the way. Over the weekend, hundreds of volunteers worked to pick up all that trash during the sixth annual cleanup called the River des Peres Trash Bash.
At Gravois Creek on Saturday morning, about a dozen volunteers stacked muddy tires into a trailer hitched to a four-wheeler.
Earlier, volunteers had fished the tires out of the creek using canoes. By mid-morning, volunteer Doug Geist estimated that they had collected more than twenty tires.