Congressional bill might threaten nationwide water quality if passed, EPA says

MU journalism grad student’s Tim Wall’s article reblogged from Discovery News: Go fishing. Go for a float trip. Drink a big glass of water. Enjoy America’s water now, because a bi-partisan bill quickly making it’s way through congress will cut big holes in the safety net that protects our water, said the Environmental Protection Agency….

Can you recycle bioplastic?

Yes? No? Maybe? The answer, unfortunately, is complicated. Bioplastic’s central attraction is that it is derived from a renewable resource, not that it’s necessarily any easier to breakdown. So answering whether you can recycle the material all depends on what you mean by “recycle,” or how long you think recycling will take. Earth911.com just ran…

Summer: great for eating and reading about food

This list of summer sustainability recommendations comes from Dr. LuAnne Roth, who serves as the education coordinator for Mizzou Advantage, which has sustainability initiatives including one called “Food for the Future.”  She says she has been gathering book recommendations in hopes of someday having a Mizzou Advantage component of Mizzou Reads. Of course, it’s not…

Upcoming Event: “The Secret Life of Sturgeon” 6/12

On Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. US Geological Survey biologist Emily Pherigo will take a look beneath the muddy water of the Missouri River at the discoveries that have been made about the life cycle, migration and spawning of the pallid sturgeon. The FREE presentation will be held in the lower level of the…

How to Glamp

Video by Steven Glynias for Missouri State Parks It’s summer. It’s hot. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be a fly babe or a bro at the campsite. Heck, this woman did it while tackling the Katy Trail Ride! Check out her sweet Cribs-style furnishings along Katy Trail State Park.

To sell or not to sell? The veggie question that vexes CoMo

Residential produce sales not allowed in Columbia despite nationwide trend” from the Columbia Missourian by Kevin Petersen “It is the convergence of the want for access to fresh, flavorful food, people with the skill set to produce for their neighborhoods, a response to crisis situations, like in Detroit and Cleveland, and the permeated culture of…