Great Plains (IA KS ND NE MO SD)

April 19, 2011

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and A Land Ethic for Our Time

The first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, "Green Fire" highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. See all dates and locations here.

Environmentalist Pushes Green Sustainable Living in Black Communities

"When environmentalist Naomi Davis walks past the boarded-up homes and businesses in her Woodlawn neighborhood, she envisions a community that will confront the climate crisis by becoming self-sustaining, with vibrant, black-owned stores and green gardens."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 02/21/2011

"Iowa OK’s Fish Deemed Risky by Feds, Neighboring States"

"The state of Iowa is failing to warn people to cut back on eating locally caught fish contaminated with mercury and other pollutants at levels the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finds too risky, a study by The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism has found."

Source: Iowa Independent, 12/16/2010

"Permit Process for Coal-Fired Plant in Kansas Draws Criticism"

"For several weeks, nine Kansas state employees have been voluntarily working weekends and late into the night to finish a review of a permit for a power plant. ... And that worries the coal plant’s opponents, who said the extra hours were a clear signal that the state was pushing the permit process too fast."

Source: Kansas City Star, 12/14/2010

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