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Articles in Environment

Fall Leaves

There’s a cold front coming in for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Springfield. KSMU’s Briana Simmons has more.

Springfield Conservation Nature Center

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will be celebrating its 25thanniversary this weekend by hosting a dessert social, magicians and several exhibits. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more.

Peggy Reed

Evangel University faculty and students have constructed a community garden at Weller Elementary as a way to honor a late Evangel professor. As KSMU’s Julie Greene reports, this commemorative garden will benefit students and the surrounding community.

Community Focus 2013 Report

The Community Focus Steering Committee has released its annual report card for Greene County—that’s a study of the community’s achievements and areas of need over a two-year period. KSMU’s Anna Thomas looks into the community’s blue ribbons and red flags.

Hickory Hills Planting Day

Students from Hickory Hills School, along with volunteers and members of environmental organizations, worked together to plant native prairie plants Wednesday. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more. 

Walkability Project

 On Saturday morning, rather than sleeping in late, hundreds of college students were up and ready to hit the sidewalks of Springfield.  They were part of a research project that is looking at the “user-friendliness” of our neighborhoods.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has the story.


During our monthly conversation with Missouri State University President Clif Smart, the President examines some key points from Thursday’s State of the University Speech.  


The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has created a free, online resource for local schools.  The website is called the "Healthy Schools Toolkit," and its purpose is to help schools stay healthy, green and safe.  KSMU's Anna Thomas has more.

Capitol in Washington DC

US Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will hold listening post meetings next week in south-central Missouri for constituents who want to ask questions or share concerns. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.