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File photo of a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Industry to Seek Changes in ‘Fracking’ Rules

Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they’ll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules to govern the practice in Illinois that appear to violate a hard-won compromise between industry and environmentalists.

09/10/2014

Smoke and steam rise from the dig site at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, May 23, 2013
(Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

Bridgeton Landfill Sparking New Worries

New worries today about the burning Bridgeton landfill, including where the fire is, and how much time it might take to build a firebreak trench to isolate the nuclear waste.

09/04/2014

Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

Washington Landfill Trash Can Stay, Pending Soil Test

A landfill in Washington, Mo., is overflowing, but the city might not have to move the excess trash, after all. City administrator Jim Briggs says after how bad the ordor was in Bridgeton, he really doesn’t want to have to move it.

08/04/2014

Getty Images/Jeff J. Mitchell

Crews Dump 300-Plus Christmas Trees into Rend Lake

DNR says the trees will provide cover for the fish, and tiny plant and animal organisms will colonize and provide feeding areas for them.

03/15/2013

EPA

258 Creeks, Lakes, Rivers Make Missouri’s Impaired Water List

Eight bodies of water added, one removed from this year’s list

11/19/2012

Natural Gas Well 4, Getty Images

Illinois Lawmakers Prepare for Fracking

No fracking wells are up in Illinois yet, though some companies have been purchasing or leasing land in anticipation.

04/27/2012

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Flat Branch Creek Fish Kill

Conservation officials are trying to determine what killed an estimated 14,000 fish.

04/12/2012

Missouri State Parks

Missouri # 1 for Camping

“This is yet another solid indicator that Missouri State Parks is the ultimate destination for your next camping experience.”

04/04/2012

Deer chronic wasting

On the Lookout for Deer Wasting Disease

Officials are encouraging hunters this month to help monitor free-ranging deer for chronic wasting disease.

11/01/2011

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Missouri DNR Waives Environmental Rules in Wake of Flooding

Move expected to help speed up recovery efforts.

05/12/2011

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