Emily Walkenhorst

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Change sought in rules for creeks

Subscriber onlyState officials gave Halliburton Energy Services the OK on Friday to start a petition to temporarily change the water standards for six creeks in Hot Spring County, where a 77-year-old mine has polluted the streams for decades. Continue reading...

Change sought in rules for 6 Arkansas creeks

Cleanup at mine prompts request

Subscriber onlyState officials gave Halliburton Energy Services the OK on Friday to start a petition to temporarily change the water standards for six creeks in Hot Spring County, where a 77-year-old mine has polluted the streams for decades. Continue reading...

Little Rock firm chosen to drill under pig farm's ponds

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality this week selected a contractor for a drilling project on a hog farm in Newton County, Chief Deputy Director Julie Chapman said Friday. Continue reading...

$22M in loans to fund work for Little Rock utility

State board backs projects at water-treatment plants

Subscriber onlyCentral Arkansas Water will get up to $22 million in loans for improvements at its two wastewater-treatment plants after approval Wednesday morning by the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission's board. Continue reading...

In flap over 2,600 acres, panel rules for Sherwood

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Natural Resources Commission on Wednesday upheld a decision against Jacksonville in a property dispute between the shrinking city and its growing neighbor to the west. Continue reading...

Energy firms gone, but their impact lingers

Subscriber onlyAs large equipment sits idle in cow pastures of the Fayetteville Shale in north-central Arkansas, some locals worry that years of natural-gas drilling there will have lasting consequences for the land and environment. Continue reading...

Arkansas reforestation project gets $14.7M from USDA

State to focus on land near Lower Cache River watershed

Subscriber onlyArkansas will get $14.7 million this coming federal fiscal year to fund the reforestation of part of the farming-heavy Delta where the land is too prone to flooding to plant crops, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday. Continue reading...

New study to require drilling at hog farm

Subscriber onlyState-hired scientists continued to state Friday that research shows no evidence that C&H Hog Farms is polluting its surrounding environment in the Buffalo River watershed, and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality announced it would commission a study of the facility as requested by opponents of the hog farm. Continue reading...

Hot weather but one factor in ozone level

Cars, industrial emissions, humidity said to play roles

Subscriber onlyArkansas and Memphis officials will continue to monitor air quality on high-temperature days this summer, they said, but it’s difficult to predict whether air quality will be an issue if hot weather persists. Continue reading...

Alert on air pollution extends into Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe air quality in the Memphis metropolitan area, including where it extends into Arkansas, was declared "unhealthy for the general public" Friday, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Memphis said. Continue reading...

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