Starting this Saturday, visitors to the Saint Louis Zoo will have their first chance to check out a new sea lion exhibit.
The 1.5 acre, $18 million habitat will house 11 California sea lions in a large saltwater pool. There’s also an arena for sea lion shows.
The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to extend the deadline for cement manufacturers to comply with federal air pollution standards.
The extension could impact some local companies.
The EPA proposal would extend the deadline by two years, giving cement manufacturers until September 2015 to comply with the standards.
Updated at 5:50 p.m. to add comments from Senator Roy Blunt.
The U.S. Senate has rejected a bill that would have done away with new federal limits on mercury and other toxic air pollutants from power plants.
The resolution introduced by Republican Senator James Inhofe would have eliminated the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency in December.
Missouri’s senators were divided on the issue.
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