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Get better fuel economy when it’s cold

As the weather dips below freezing, your gas mileage can drop as much as 22 percent for a gas-powered vehicle and 34 percent for a hybrid or electric vehicle.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), cold weather affects your vehicle in more ways than you might expect. For example:

It takes longer for your engine […]

Give kids a night with the KC Zoo animals

If you’re looking for a unique experience to give the kids for the holidays, check out the Kansas City Zoo overnights with the animals.

Throughout the year, there are opportunities for a Nocturnal Safari, Birthday Bash Overnight, Slumber Down Under with Kangaroos, a Polar Bear PJ Party, Penguin Pole-Looza and Elephant Extravaganza. Most overnights are designed […]

Mulch, compost & recycle yard waste

Growing piles of leaves are “gold” for gardeners who take advantage of the free nutrients that can be mulched or composted to replenish lawns and gardens.

Replenish your lawn with grass cycling

One of the easiest ways to reap the benefit of leaves is to leave them on the lawn and mow over them. This can be accomplished […]

View migrating bald eagles in Missouri

Thousands of migrating bald eagles can be seen during winter months at Missouri Department of Conservation Eagle Days events. Find eagle displays, live eagle programs and kid’s crafts at many events.

MOUND CITY: December 1 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and December 2 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge near Mound City. Call […]

November 20th, 2018|Animals, Birds, Conservation, Education, Event, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments

Switch to energy-efficient lighting

As we enter the dark days of winter, it’s time to replace incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient lighting and join the LED Challenge.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) challenges everyone to switch out at least one inefficient bulb for an LED.  If every U.S. household replaced just one old bulb with an LED, the NRDC […]