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What Might Have Been

The long-awaited air quality permit application from Sunflower Electric Power Corporation to build a 900mw coal-fired power plant has been submitted to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Sunflower once said it had to have the permit by the end of the 2008 legislative ses
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Bees in more trouble than ever after bad winter

MERCED, Calif. – The mysterious 4-year-old crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening.  A quick federal survey indicates a heavy bee die-off this winter, while a new study shows honeybees’ pollen and hives laden with pesticides. Two federal agencies along with regulators in C
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Electricity Demand Is Softening Is Energy Efficiency Kicking In?

Electricity demand appears to be softening, and this has serious implications for power generators like Sunflower Electric. Mega consulting firm Black & Veatch says that U.S. consumption of electricity increased only 1.1% per year from 2000 to 2008 compared to 2.3% per year from 1
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Kansas Cattle Feedlots Lower Quality of Life

We recently received the following letter describing conditions at cattle feedlots around Garden City. Dear reader: I am a resident of SW Kansas and I am becoming increasingly appalled at the deplorable conditions in area feed lots. Area residents are routinely forced indoors and must
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When Will Kansas Run Out of Water?

This question is sure to come up in the Sixth Annual Community Forum on Kansas Environmental Issues, Thursday, October 11, at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kansas. The Forum is sponsored by the Kansas Natural Resources Council and Prairie Village Env
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