Last week… students across the nation participated in what was billed as the largest “teach in” in history to address global warming. It’s just one of many pages that young people are taking from activists’ past to face a very different future.
A greener lifestyle is within reach. Or at least… that’s what the latest magazines, cable shows, and radio programs are selling. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.
2007 put the environment in the spotlight all over Louisville and Kentucky. 2008 could deliver even more of a green focus. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland has this snapshot of what’s on the minds of environmental leaders as we enter 2008.
Renewable energy isn’t as affordable-yet- as fossil fuel energy. But the growing green power market could help offset the cost, and encourage new green power development. That’s what’s happening for a small hydroelectric plant on the Kentucky River. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.
Bullitt County’s Bernheim Arboretum has just won the top award for green building from the U.S. Green Building Council. It’s the first project not only in Kentucky but surrounding states to achieve the council’s LEED platinum certification. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland takes us inside the innovative new visitor center.
Jefferson County’s Metropolitan Sewer District is entering the next phase of a major project to upgrade its sewer system. The goal is to curb the millions of gallons of untreated sewage that spill every year into local waterways. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.
The nation’s top regulatory office for surface mining wants to change a rule that protects streams and creeks. The OSM says it’s clarifying the 25 year old rule. Critics say they’re gutting it, and risking the future of Appalachia’s water supply and quality. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland has our story.
The federal government has cited Louisville for violating a key air quality standard. And that’s the EPA standard for fine particulates. As WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports, the city is on track to get back into compliance, and there’s a chance it can do even better.
Louisville residents have been breathing polluted air for years. Now, there’s hope of improving air quality as several city programs take shape. One targets the tiny particles that come from burning fossil fuels. Another tackles toxic chemicals. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland has the first of two reports on their progress.