Phase two of the Fassnight Creek Stormwater and Greenway Trail Improvements Project is underway. As KSMU’s Samuel Crowe reports, the project is designed to reduce flooding hazards to motorists and homeowners in Central Springfield.
Spring is the perfect season for outdoor activity, and studies show many physical and mental health benefits for taking walks and exploring nature. Dr. Janice Greene, professor of biology at Missouri State University and director of the Bull Shoals Field Station, gives tips for preserving nature.
The sinkhole map on the Missouri Department of Natural Resource (DNR) website shows Greene Country heavily covered with yellow dots. Each dot represents a known sinkhole. It can be difficult for area homeowners to know exactly if their property is protected from cave-ins caused by sinkholes. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark asks the question, ‘What can homeowners--and homebuyers--do to protect themselves?’
Missouri State University has been named a 2012 “Tree Campus USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation. The recognition comes after the university’s five year commitment to its trees and their aesthetic value to the campus.
With the winter weather the Ozarks has been experiencing, some might wonder if the region has finally escaped the drought. KSMU’s Shane Franklin questioned experts on the topic and tells us how it’s impacted a local farmer.
Springfield firefighters are reminding folks that if you’re going to use a kerosene heater or other form of alternative heating, you need to keep a few safety tips in mind. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports.
The overcast, snowy weather didn’t stop hundreds of anglers from descending upon the banks of the Current River within Montauk State Park near Salem today. It's the first day of trout season. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has details.
The National Weather Service has announced the possibility of icy weather Thursday morning. Ice on the roads on a school day forces districts to weigh the safety of students against the value of a day’s classes. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has this story on how a couple local districts make that decisi
“To Rezone or not to rezone?” That is the question before Springfield City Council. On Monday night, community members packed the council meeting to make sure their voice would be heard. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has the story.
Starting Thursday evening, the nonprofit Missouri Organic Association will host the fourth annual Organic and Green Energy Farming Conference at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield. As KSMU’s Samuel Crowe reports, the conference will feature 54 hands-on workshops to educate both farmer and consumer.
Within the past century Springfield has grown exponentially, with city parks some of the most beloved parts of that urban development. This year, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board is celebrating its centennial in cooperation with the History Museum. For our local history series, Sense of place, KSMU’s Emma Wilson brings us the story.
The Springfield Art Museum and the city’s Public Works Department are looking into removing 15 trees from the museum’s property. The city says the trees are plagued with disease and need to go. Despite the poor health of the trees, some neighbors are upset about their potential removal. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
As temperatures continue to drop, space heater fires are on the rise across the Ozarks. The Springfield Fire Department responded to three of these fires just last week. KSMU’s Melanie Foehrweiser has details on how these fires can be prevented.
With beautiful weather expected this weekend, The Springfield Conservation Center would like to invite nature enthusiasts and bird watchers to Eagle Days. This comes after an Army Corps of Engineers survey revealed Table Rock Lake is home to over 200 bald eagles nests. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has more.
One organization in the Ozarks is dedicated to providing access to locally produced food, local artisan crafts, and especially to keeping the local dollar-- local. KSMU’s Shane Franklin went out over the weekend to spend some time with this organization, and has this story.
The National Weather Service announced today that 2012 was the warmest year on record for Joplin, and second warmest in Springfield. As KSMU’s Samuel Crowe reports, that trend might continue into the New Year.
A Missouri Senate bill pre-filed by State Senator Kurt Schaefer would eliminate the state’s 20 Solid Waste Management Districts, instead directing the money from landfill fees to the state’s Department of Natural Resources. KSMU's Samuel Crowe reports on the implications this bill has on the districts and the communities they serve.