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New Roots for Refugees has been helping refugees learn the business of farming from a small plot of land in Kansas City, Kansas. The organization will soon move to a 90-acre site that will allow for more refugees to learn business and sustainable farming skills.
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A network of Kansas City organizations wants to help local businesses be better about recycling their waste, from electronics to glass to food.
With the rebound of the black bear population, hunters are excited about the chance to hunt them.
There may have been a slight dip in pollution when shutdowns kept people home, but the more important story is the steady improvement in Kansas City’s overall air quality.
From urban community gardeners to suburban hobbyists, interest in gardening has exploded across Kansas City since the pandemic began.
New data from BikeWalkKC, a local nonprofit focused on making Kansas City streets safer and accessible for all people, shows that Kansas City residents are biking more than they had in the years before the pandemic.
As climate change warms temperatures and lengthens the pollen season, allergy symptoms may last longer or be more intense.
Starting Friday, April 30, the Kansas City metro area is challenging residents to get out and discover the nature surrounding them in their backyards, neighborhoods and local parks.
Scientists are asking Missouri residents to send them live ticks in the mail in an effort to better understand the diseases spread by the tiny arachnid.
Citing finite resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to work on higher priority species before evaluating whether monarch butterflies should be listed as endangered or threatened.
There’s a war being fought amid the vast Mississippi River system. At stake are populations of native fish and a multibillion-dollar fishing and boating industry.
Blue-green algae blooms have always been a natural, and safe, part of Kansas lakes. But within the past decade, algal amounts have increased, causing health and economic woes.
Early research suggests a correlation between positive cases of COVID-19 and deaths in areas with higher levels of air pollution.
America’s last stand of tallgrass prairie — primarily located in the Flint Hills of eastern Kansas and extending to the north and south — is being overgrown by non-native plants.
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