Emily Walkenhorst

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Report warns of Arkansas water depletion

Data back dire forecast about farmers’ overuse of wells

Subscriber onlyThe latest report on Arkansas' groundwater usage continues the bleak picture of its sustainability in the state, which is one of the largest water users in the United States and where water-intensive agriculture is the largest industry. Continue reading...

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In shale suit, deal reached

Payout by driller put at up to $45M

Subscriber onlyAttorneys for thousands of Fayetteville Shale property owners and Southwestern Energy and its subsidiaries have reached a settlement in a seven-year lawsuit that accused the companies of improperly skimming payments to property owners for drilling wells on their land. Continue reading...

City's police-patrol ban stays, Arkansas circuit judge rules

Subscriber onlyA circuit judge has dismissed a request from the city of Damascus to temporarily allow city police officers to continue patrolling highways. Continue reading...

Researchers to get $1.6 million

Subscriber onlyTwo University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences researchers have received grants worth nearly $800,000 each to pursue special cancer research projects. Continue reading...

2 researchers at UAMS get $1.6M to study two cancers

Subscriber onlyTwo University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences researchers have received grants worth nearly $800,000 each to pursue special cancer research projects. Continue reading...

South Little Rock creek hailed as place for canoeists

State installs larger boat launch, signs

Subscriber onlySeveral canoe trips along the serene stream ended at a fallen tree Monday, with the creek barricaded mostly by the tree and littered with empty plastic bottles, food wrappers and beer cans. Continue reading...

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Utilities in state follow haze rule despite appeals

Pricey scrubbers still on hold

Subscriber onlyArkansas utilities have moved forward with air quality control measures on power plants seven months after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a federal plan for the state to implement the Regional Haze Rule. Continue reading...

Levee fails, looses rising torrent in flooded part of Arkansas

Residents downriver wait, hope

Subscriber onlyNine sections of a levee system along the rain-swollen Black River near Pocahontas failed Wednesday morning, sending a rush of water toward Lawrence County, closing U.S. 63 and prompting officials to urge residents in the water's path to evacuate quickly. Continue reading...

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