Kentucky’s Division of Forestry battles one of the highest rates of forest arson in the country. And hopes of new funding to tackle the problem are vanishing as the state trims budgets everywhere. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports on the mounting impacts.
Shareholders are using their leverage to persuade companies to address climate change in record numbers. Kentucky Public Radio’s Kristin Espeland reports.
This month, Louisvillians are getting a closer look at the city’s master plans for new parks. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports on how the controversy surrounding one stretch of green may be forging a new way forward for parks.
Just like the animals they exhibit…zoos have been adapting to a changing environment ever since the first animal was captured and locked in a cage. As WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports…zoos may now be facing one of the biggest changes in their history.
Greening your home, using renewable energy, and lowering your utility bills might sound appealing. But finding someone to help you and being able to afford it might make you think twice.
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.