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Save the Monarch – Initiative Announcement

Here is a video on the Monarch Butterfly.  We have lost 90% since the 90’s.  We had better try to help, eh?
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New Exchange with EPA Region 7 on 2014 Air Quality Standard Exceedances

VollandResponseToBrooksLetter-Jan-2015 Below, EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks responds to our letter of Dec. 8, which requested stronger action to mitigate excessive burning of grassland in the Flint Hills.  Our chapter provides further explanation of the problem on Jan. 15, 20
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Flint Hills rangeland burning on March 29, 2014

As Downloaded from NOAA: With colors and geographical outlines accentuated.
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Kansas Chapter Urges EPA to Fix the Flint Hills Burning Problem

In a letter to EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks the Kansas Chapter says that KDHE’s 2010 Smoke Management Plan has failed to mitigate the intensive rangeland burning practices in the Flint Hills, citing eleven air quality standard exceedances in 2014 including dangerous fi
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Kansas Sierra Club accepting applications for 2015-16 Environmental Education Grants

The Kansas Sierra Club is now accepting applications for 2015-16 Environmental Grants. Certified teachers in Kansas School Districts may apply for grants ranging from $250 to $1,000 to support teaching and classroom activities that engage students in the issue of climate change and it
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