Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

Upcoming Outing Preview: Devil’s Backbone Wilderness Area

Early settlers in Missouri seemed to have a preoccupation with the Devil. This in part was due to the extremely rugged Karst geology of the Missouri Ozarks region. FormerState Geologist, Tom Beveridge in his book Geologic Wonders and Curiosities of Missouri states that the Devil’s nam
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Friends of the Earth has been a major advocate of wind power as a key element in the solution to our nation’s energy problems.  I just completed a tour of existing and proposed wind power sites across Kansas to look at the controversy surrounding this issue.  My conclusion is that a g
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Wakarusa Weeding

Each Wednesday evening, you can stop by the park in Lawrence to see your fellow Sierra Club members pulling weeds!  The Wakarusa Chapter was recently given the opportunity to make an immediate and valuable environmental impact on the community of Lawrence.  The Pesticide-Free Parks or
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On Saturday, August 27, 2005, the Executive Committee of the Kansas Chapter voted to recognize the newly revived Topeka organization as a group under the Kansas Chapter.  The organization will presently be known as the Topeka Group, but that name may change if the membership determine
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Turn off the spigots

It is no mystery why Great Plains farmers irrigate.  My farming father and grandfathers struggled against the weather odds in our dry western end of Kansas their whole lives.  It seldom rained enough, and each year they took a gut-wrenching gamble planting their wheat. In the late 196
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