Another round of funding has been awarded to Joplin to clean up lawns contaminated by lead and cadmium. The new federal funding comes from the EPA's Superfund Program in hopes that residents will continue to rebuild in areas affected by the May 2011 tornado. KSMU's Shannon Bowers has more.
The Centers for Disease Control is reporting a sharp decline in new influenza cases around the country. And as KSMU’s Shane Franklin reports, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is experiencing the same trend.
Are Missouri’s bats in danger? A disease that has killed over five million in the north eastern United States has been confirmed in northern Arkansas. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports on efforts to prevent the spread of white-nose syndrome.
Mercy Hospital Springfield says it has already seen nine people in its emergency department with carbon monoxide exposure since the cold weather settled in. As temperatures plummet and heating bills rise, many people are turning to alternate sources of heat—and that’s prompting a warning from doctors. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.
Hermann Rorschach invented the ink blot test in 1921. Now, it is the second most widely used personality assessment. Friday marked what would have been Rorschach’s 129th birthday. KSMU’s Anna Thomas uncovers how his discovery has shaped the field of psychology.
A local climatologist says southwest Missouri has been in a warming trend since 1998. As KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports, the findings show that temperatures over that span have been above normal 73 percent of the time.
Chances are, if you’ve been outside in the last few days, you’ve had to wipe a spider web or two off your face. You may have even seen spider webs flying through the air. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky talks to an entomologist to find out what’s happening.