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Clean energy jobs increase by 4.2% in Missouri

More than 55,000 Missourians now work in clean energy industries, an increase of 1,562 jobs in 2018, according to a new analysis of energy jobs data from Clean Energy Trust (CET) and the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs).

Overall, Missouri now employs 55,869 workers in clean energy, which is 48,174 more workers than fossil […]

Plant a pollinator garden to attract bees

You can help save the bees that pollinate our food production systems by joining a national movement to plant more bee-friendly gardens during National Pollinator Week, June 17-23.

“One thing is clear, Americans love pollinators and their efforts are paying off. Research in recent studies have shown that even small gardens can make a difference for pollinators by […]

Cyclist saves money, gets healthy & cuts carbon emissions

After an accident seven years ago left Steven Garcia with a totaled car, he decided to buy a bike and a bus pass instead of a new vehicle. What started out as a bad situation when he was 25 years old, turned into a lifestyle change that is helping him get exercise, save money, avoid […]

Look what’s on the “Dirty Dozen” list this year

Nearly 70 percent of conventionally grown produce is contaminated with pesticides, and some foods are dangerously worse than others, especially for children. Here are the top “Dirty Dozen” ranked by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in its annual Dirty Dozen Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

Here is the 2019 Dirty Dozen list:

Strawberries
Spinach
Kale
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Meet a Green Commute Challenge bus rider

When Connie Baldwin got tired of fighting traffic on her commute to work, she decided it was time to try the bus. Six years later, she shares her story of using public transportation as part of our series on the Green Commute Challenge in Kansas City.

The Green Commute Challenge is a friendly competition designed to reduce emissions in […]