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Gov. Laura Kelly, Invenergy outline economic jolt of electric transmission project

Gov. Laura Kelly, Lt. Gov. Lynn Rogers tout potential of Invenergy's plan for transmission line to carry Kansas wind power to the east.

KU, Haskell and K-State to collaborate on $6 million intermittent stream...

KSU, Haskell and KU in Kansas will collaborate on $6 million, four-year NSF research project on water-quality issues of intermittent streams.

Deal strikes balance between Quivira Wildlife Refuge, agriculture producers

Officials say a new agreement benefits both a national wildlife refuge and local agriculture producers in central Kansas, and it involves the extraction of...

Legislature’s auditors assess economic prospects of Kansas’ fledgling hemp crop

Value of Kansas' hemp crop in 2019 was modest, while Kansas State University is studying potential of using hemp flowers as cattle feed.

EPA targets two southeast Kansas lead smelter sites for Superfund list

The federal Environmental Protection Agency is focusing on two southeast Kansas lead smelting sites for inclusion in the Superfund program.

Kansas seeing historically low number of tornadoes in 2020

Tornadoes and their warnings have been few and far between in Kansas for the majority of 2020, and in one corner of the state...

Historic Kansas attraction recovering from last year’s rare landslide

As a historic Kansas landmark neared its centennial last year, heavy summer rains loosened several layers of earth and triggered a rare three-foot slump...

Wastewater testing by KU, KDHE offers advance warning of COVID-19 surge

A project involving KU and KDHE shows promise in tracking genetic evidence of COVID-19 in wastewater and offer an early warning to a community.

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