Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

Going Green "Bad For Business"??

On a Tuesday morning early this January I was sitting at a table with my wife and two daughters at a Perkins Restaurant in Olathe.  While eating my tremendous twelve breakfasts, I happened to glance up and notice a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) in the fixture above us.  It gave
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The Topeka Group executive committee met on November 10 to plan for 2010 programs.  For the past several years, a member survey has been distributed at fall meetings and emailed to Topeka Group members and friends, in order to obtain feedback on programs and activities.  This year’s s
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Climate in the Statehouse

Our state is in the midst of an economic recession that threatens safeguards we all depend on, including core environmental protections. Kansans rely on protections that keep our families healthy: clean water to drink, unpolluted air to breathe, and the clean-up of toxic contamination
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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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