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Weekly Fall Color Reports Available


As the heat of summer fades into the cool weather of fall, trees and shrubs around the Show-Me State transform from leaves of green to a fall-foliage color palette of golds, reds, oranges, and purples.

Leaves turn colors when two…[read further]

By Jim Low, Missouri Dept. of Conservation


Fracking Wastewater That Is Treated for Drinking Produces Harmful Compounds


Concerns that fluids from hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” are contaminating drinking water abound. Now, scientists are bringing to light another angle that adds to the controversy. A new study, appearing in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, has found…[read further]

American Chemical Society


‘Green Wave’ Explains Migratory Bird Routes


Migratory songbirds enjoy the best of both worlds—food-rich summers and balmy winters—but they pay for it with a tough commute. Their twice-a-year migrations span thousands of miles and are the most dangerous, physically demanding parts of their year.

Surprisingly, for…[read further]

Cornell University


Pesticides Levels Still a Concern for Aquatic Life in Rivers and Streams


Levels of pesticides continue to be a concern for aquatic life in many of the Nation’s rivers and streams in agricultural and urban areas, according to a new USGS study spanning two decades (1992-2011). Pesticide levels seldom exceeded human health…[read further]

US Geological Survey


Walking Off Obesity


Increased Access to Nature Trails, Forest Lands –Not Nature Preserves– Could Decrease Youth Obesity Rates, MU Study Finds from MU News Bureau on Vimeo.

Researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Minnesota found that local governments…[read further]

By College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources


A Future for Agroforestry


Biodiversity is becoming a key topic for landowners to consider. With onslaughts of invasive pests such as emerald ash borer and the spread of detrimental diseases such as SDS in soybeans, many producers should be looking at ways to…[read further]

By College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

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