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New documentary ‘Wings of Life’ filmed partially in Lawrence
"Wings of Life" aims to shed light on the importance of the winged creatures and how environmental degradation is decimating their habitat.
Earth Day isn’t until April 22, but the City of Lawrence observed the eco-friendly holiday early with an Earth Day Parade and Celebration Saturday. The celebrations, hosted by the Waste Reduction and Recycling department, were scheduled early because Earth Day fell on a weekday, and the city wanted to be sure city residents could attend. By Meagan Thomas
The Kansas River cleanup originally scheduled for Saturday near Linwood has been canceled.
Friends of the Kaw and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host a cleanup on the Kansas River to coincide with Earth Day on Saturday.
Copies of “A Kansas Bestiary” will be for sale at an upcoming event hoped to celebrate the book’s hard-cover release and raise funds for the Kansas Land Trust.
Crystalized urine from an artist who drank from the Yangtze River for 21 days. Photos for which an artist placed herself in danger to depict the ocean’s turbulence. Contemporary interpretations of the bends of the Kansas River. All come together in “Conversation XIV: Water,” a new exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art. By Sara Shepherd
The bad news for tree lovers is that the Lawrence Public Library renovation required workers to cut down trees around the building. The good news? Those trees aren’t gone forever. By Sara Shepherd
Internationally acclaimed earthworks artist Stan Herd will share details of his latest projects, including a future earthwork in Brazil, during a presentation Monday at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Dozens of college students from Kansas University, Kansas State and Wichita State showcased their work Thursday in the Statehouse as part of the 10th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit. By Scott Rothschild
Federal officials have extended five sand dredging permits from the Kansas River for one year while a thorough evaluation of potential impacts continues. By Scott Rothschild
• The wet spring season will mean more mosquitoes than last year • Former Kansas University athletic director Bob Frederick was flown by air ambulance to KU Medical Hospital after a bicycle accident at Sixth and Kasold Drive around 6:45 ...
The cloudy, wet and cooler weather lingers today with temperatures struggling to reach 48 by the afternoon. Scattered showers are expected, with the best chance for rain in the morning and early afternoon and a breeze from the north around ...
Don't be surprised to see a few scattered showers through the mid-morning or even early afternoon. We'll be dealing with scattered showers for the early part of the day with clearing skies for the afternoon. Our high will top out ...
Plenty of sunshine is in store for the first half of the day with clouds building in for the afternoon. Expect a pleasant 85 degrees for the afternoon with a gusty south wind between 10-25 mph. Showers are possible for ...
Bob Akers, deputy director at The Surplus Exchange, discusses what happens to the hundreds of TVs, computers, and microwaves that were dropped off at the Electronics Recycling event at Free State High on Saturday. The City of Lawrence sponsored the annual event designed to encourage recycling of potentially hazardous products.
Jennifer and David Unekis, of Lawrence, with their daughter, Adeline, 9, volunteered with the Pinckney School Girl Scouts to help clean a local park. About 50 people participated in the 28th annual Clinton Lake Clean-up.
Woodsy the Owl talks — more like gestures — about keeping Clinton Lake clean at the 28th annual Clinton Lake Clean-up Saturday at Overlook Park. About 50 volunteers combed the park looking for recyclables and trash. For an inside feature on this video, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJtmJXGhffg
Roger Boyd, Baker University, and a small crew burned the Baker Wetlands south of 31st Street in Lawrence Monday, April 18, 2011. The annual burn is done to control weeds and promote grass growth.
The next NASA satellite is set to launch in two weeks. The satellite will focus on the affects aerosols have on clouds and precipitation.
Based on data, climate change is real, NASA official Jack Kaye says. But part of the difficulty is discerning how much of the change is caused by nature and how much from humans.
Along with changes in the polar regions, NASA researcher Jack Kaye says there have been other noticeable differences in the earth.
NASA expert Jack Kaye says observations from space show a dramatic reduction in sea ice near the polar region, a sign of climate change.
Wetlands advocate Mike Caron talks about work being done to the trails on the Haskell Wetlands, which are north of 31st Street. The project, which is organized by Haskell students aims to connect the wetlands on the north side of 31st Street with the Baker Wetlands on the south side.
Solar panels were installed on the Douglas County Extension Service's building at the Douglas County fairgrounds Wed, Nov. 24, 2010. The panels will reduce the energy bill by about 15% and will provide an educational and promotional tool for the extension to promote energy conservation county-wide.