Image pictures a pig with the text, “ There are 2,700 hog farms in Missouri. That’s a lot of poop and a lot of potential electricity.”

Unlike petroleum, natural gas, and coal, the future of biofuels as an alternative, renewable energy source appears bright — and cleaner than many traditional sources.

Biofuel, and specifically biogas, is the focus of a virtual roundtable at 3 p.m. Friday, June 25, sponsored by the Local Science Engagement Network (LSEN)…

by Dr. Brittany Whitley, Ph.D., Missouri LSEN Staff

Missouri schools play a crucial role in climate change mitigation.

Climate change and extreme weather significantly impact communities and businesses across Missouri. Approaches to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change typically center around energy and technology solutions, including reducing emissions (e.g., …

by MOST Policy Initiative and Missouri LSEN Staff

Barbara Buffaloe’s typically busy schedule is in an even higher gear these days as she prepares to leave her post as the city of Columbia’s first sustainability manager at the end of May.

Barbara Buffaloe looks forward to new challenges.

She’s transitioning from being the caretaker for Columbia’s environment…

Drivers left stranded as Brush Creek floods its banks over 152 Highway in northwest Kansas City, MO. Picture taken August 21st, 2017.

$106.5 million. That’s the projected price tag for flooding damage in Missouri per year for the next 30 years. And climate scientists expect an increase in the number of severe rain events as the climate warms due to the release of greenhouse gases.

As the saying goes, April showers bring…

by Missouri LSEN Staff

“File:Missouri Route 5 Roadside Park.jpg” by Vsmith is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Proposed legislation focused on alleviating the regulatory burden of wastewater discharge standards for ammonia is drawing attention to how environmental mitigation sometimes can disproportionately affect low-income communities and families.

HB 525 requires the Department of Natural Resources(DNR) to conduct a use attainability analysis on waters of…

Dan English

Program Coordinator for MOST Policy Initiative and Missouri Local Science Engagement Network. Master of Science in Global Health. #SciComm #SciPol #Hoosier

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