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Environment
2:37 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Expert: Kentucky Earthquake Not Due to Mining

A University of Kentucky geologist says the 4.3 magnitude earthquake that shook eastern Kentucky over the weekend was too deep to be induced by the region's underground mining activity.

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Environment
6:54 am
Sat November 10, 2012

Crews to Remove Hazardous Materials from Kentucky Train Derailment

A train derailed in southern Jefferson County near the border with Hardin County. Crews have been cleaning up a chemical fire that resulted from the accident.
Credit Kentucky News Network

Authorities say crews will start removing hazardous materials next week from a train that derailed on the outskirts of Louisville nearly two weeks ago. A spokeswoman for the Louisville-Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency says the plan to transfer hydrogen fluoride and butadiene from stricken rail tank cars has been approved.

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Environment
9:45 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Chemical Fire Continues to Burn at Site of Kentucky Train Derailment

Update at 11:15am:

Authorities in Kentucky say a fire at the site of a train derailment is expected to continue burning throughout the day. Officials had initially said that the fire, fueled by a pressurized chemical that was being carried by a railcar, would burn itself out within two hours. However, Doug Hamilton with Metro Louisville Emergency Management says the fire is expected to continue burning through the day Thursday.

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Environment
9:05 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Arboretum and Research Forest in Kentucky Looking into Urban Gardens

Urban gardens are growing in popularity in many U.S. cities.

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is conducting experiments to determine which grasses, flowers and herbs work best when planted on rooftops. The Courier-Journal reports that the experiment called "Gardens in the Sky" involves three garden beds and two bee hives on the roof of the American Life Building in downtown Louisville.

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Environment
9:52 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Mammoth Cave Gains National Distinction

Credit National Park Service

Mammoth Cave in south central Kentucky is the first national park to become powered entirely by alternative fuels.  Melissa Howell of the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition spoke to lawmakers in Frankfort this week.

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Environment
6:05 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Environmental Groups Sue to Block Mountaintop Mining in Kentucky, West Virginia

The Sierra Club along with environmental groups in Kentucky and West Virginia are attempting to block permitting at two mountaintop surface mines, alleging in federal lawsuits that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not consider potential health impacts on residents.

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Environment/Business
9:39 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Video: Coal Miners Again in Spotlight in Kentucky Congressional Race

Coal miners are continuing to be the subjects of TV political ads in a Lexington-based congressional district that has no mines. Republican challenger Andy Barr went up Wednesday with another such ad in which miners, their faces covered in coal dust, criticize 6th District Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler.

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Environment
8:28 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Group Seeks to Halt Spending on Ohio River Bridges

An artist's depiction of the proposed Ohio River bridges project connecting Louisville to southern Indiana

A group that opposes two new planned Ohio River bridges is asking a judge to force Indiana and Kentucky to halt spending on the projects. The Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation made the request in a motion seeking an injunction filed Wednesday in Louisville, Ky.

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Environment
10:48 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Federal Officials Cancel Logging Proposal in Kentucky

The U.S. Forest Service has dropped a proposal for commercial logging in a section of the Daniel Boone National Forest over concerns about the potential impact on a pristine spring and trees hundreds of years old.

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Environment
2:43 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Daviess County Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Rezoning of Land for Coal Mining

Five Daviess County residents have filed a lawsuit over a recent decision to allow coal mining on nearly 700 acres of land. The suit targets Daviess County Fiscal Court, the Owensboro Metropolitan Planning Commission, and Western Kentucky Minerals.

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