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Subscriber only$30,000 EPA grant to help start garden Continue reading...

State plan to cut haze tilts toward status quo

Subscriber onlyA proposed state plan to reduce haze in Arkansas and Missouri would eliminate the heftiest requirements of the current in-place federal plan. Continue reading...

Several errors cited in large fire at abandoned Arkansas plywood mill

Torches sparked blaze; water spread it

Subscriber onlyDemolition workers without proper fire-safety training started and accidentally spread the fire that raged for several hours at an abandoned plywood mill in south Arkansas on Oct. 28, Crossett Fire Chief Bo Higginbotham said. Continue reading...

New hog farm plan in flood-prone part of Arkansas stirs outcry

Bottomland site’s neighbors leery of C&H; owners’ proposal

Subscriber onlyJOHNSON COUNTY -- The owners of C&H Hog Farms and the international corporation that supplies the operation's swine are planning to apply for a permit to operate another farm, this one in a flood-prone area just south of Hartman. Continue reading...

Fire at plywood mill blamed on errors

Subscriber onlyDemolition workers without proper fire-safety training started and accidentally spread the fire that raged for several hours at an abandoned plywood mill in south Arkansas this weekend, Crossett Fire Chief Bo Higginbotham said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Arkansas cities propose rules to regulate 'pollution credit' trade between between companies

Subscriber onlyA group of four Northwest Arkansas cities has proposed the first regulation for the state's nutrient trading program -- a mechanism for groups to reduce water pollution through the trading of pollution credits. Continue reading...

Board is filled in on waste districts

No way to avoid failure, state says

Subscriber onlyArkansas Department of Environmental Quality officials are not aware of a way they could have prevented the financial collapse of a regional solid waste district or could prevent another one in the future, an agency attorney told the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission on Friday. Continue reading...

Environmental notebook

Subscriber onlyUSDA funds study of rice irrigation Continue reading...

As costs go down, solar power rises in Arkansas; homeowners, businesses installing panels

Subscriber onlyRUSSELLVILLE -- In the shadow of factories and white plumes of air from the Nuclear One power plant, 30 solar panels sit atop Joshua's Fine Jewelry in downtown Russellville. Continue reading...

Environment notebook

Subscriber onlyUSDA funds study of rice irrigation Continue reading...

Hearings wrap up on Buffalo River watershed plan

Subscriber only Arkansas officials and a contractor held their final meeting last week asking stakeholders for input on how they should write a plan to conserve the area surrounding the state's most visited river. Continue reading...

Phillips County JPs approve jail-tax bid

Existing 1% levy would be made permanent, used in part to build, run lockup

Subscriber onlyPhillips County voters will head to the polls again to vote on another proposal to build a county jail. Continue reading...

Amount of ozone declines in state

Pollutants’ levels within U.S. limits

Subscriber onlyArkansas has posted yet another ozone season below the federal limit for ozone pollution. Continue reading...

Hearings wrap up on Buffalo River watershed plan

Subscriber onlyJASPER — Arkansas officials and a contractor held their final meeting last week asking stakeholders for input on how they should write a plan to conserve the area surrounding the state’s most visited river. Continue reading...

Environment notebook

Subscriber onlyFederal grant aids Beaver Lake work Continue reading...

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