KSMU News http://ksmu.org/articles/Environment en As Controversy Heats Up Over Federal Riverways Plan, Lawmakers Eye a Bill That Would Return Land to Missouri http://ksmu.org/article/controversy-heats-over-federal-riverways-plan-lawmakers-eye-bill-would-return-land-mi-82197 <p>There&rsquo;s a controversy brewing in the central Ozarks region between locals and the federal government.&nbsp; The two have been at odds many times before, but this time, it&rsquo;s gone a step further. KSMU&rsquo;s Jennifer Davidson reports in the first half of our two-part series on the new management plan for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.</p> <p><a href="http://ksmu.org/article/controversy-heats-over-federal-riverways-plan-lawmakers-eye-bill-would-return-land-mi-82197" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Capitol News Arts and Entertainment Business Culture Diversions Economy Education Election Environment Interviews Local History Ozarks Culture People and Places Missouri Jennifer Davidson no Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:34:01 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 82197 at http://ksmu.org Local Fruit Crop May Take Hit From Freezing Temperatures http://ksmu.org/article/local-fruit-crop-may-take-hit-freezing-temperatures-82025 <p>After a week of pleasant conditions in the Ozarks, Monday night&rsquo;s freeze may have caused damage to local fruit crops. KSMU&rsquo;s Shane Franklin has more on how the freeze will affect the Ozarks fruit harvest.</p> <p><a href="http://ksmu.org/article/local-fruit-crop-may-take-hit-freezing-temperatures-82025" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Culture Economy Education Environment Gardening Health Local History Ozarks Culture Science United States Natural Disaster Shane Franklin no Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:19:54 +0000 Shane Franklin 82025 at http://ksmu.org Volunteers in North Springfield Set New Example of 'Good Neighbors' http://ksmu.org/article/volunteers-north-springfield-set-new-example-good-neighbors-81800 <p>With the busy hustle and bustle of modern-day life, many neighborhoods no longer experience the close-knit feel of days gone by.&nbsp; But one group of volunteers is trying to change that through what they call &quot;the slow snowball effect.&quot; KSMU&#39;s Theresa Bettmann has more.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://ksmu.org/article/volunteers-north-springfield-set-new-example-good-neighbors-81800" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture Environment Local History People and Places Theresa Bettmann no Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:37:10 +0000 Theresa Bettmann 81800 at http://ksmu.org MSU Professor Aims to Warn Residents Sooner About Impending Tornadoes http://ksmu.org/article/msu-professor-aims-warn-residents-sooner-about-impending-tornadoes-81661 <p>Ozarks residents are all too familiar with the damage tornadoes can cause. And As KSMU&rsquo;s Julie Greene reports, a Missouri State University professor is working on a project he hopes will provide even more warning time.</p> <p><a href="http://ksmu.org/article/msu-professor-aims-warn-residents-sooner-about-impending-tornadoes-81661" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Science Technology Natural Disaster Atmospheric sciences Meteorology Weather Julie Greene no Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:47:44 +0000 Julie Greene 81661 at http://ksmu.org Good Water Quality in the Ozarks? More than 80 Percent of Survey Respondents Say Yes http://ksmu.org/article/good-water-quality-ozarks-more-80-percent-survey-respondents-say-yes-81329 <p>Four out of every five people in the Ozarks believe the area&rsquo;s drinking water is good or very good. That&rsquo;s the result of a study recently commissioned by Ozarks Water Watch, a local not-for-profit water quality foundation. KSMU&#39;s Scott Harvey has more.</p> <p><a href="http://ksmu.org/article/good-water-quality-ozarks-more-80-percent-survey-respondents-say-yes-81329" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Health Environmental Issue Arkansas The Ozarks Scott Harvey no Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:58:16 +0000 Scott Harvey 81329 at http://ksmu.org