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Is climate change fueling allergies & poison ivy?

Are you sneezing more this spring season? Do the kids already have a poison ivy rash? Scientists are seeing signs of more allergy-causing pollen and faster spreading poison ivy as the climate continues to change.

Pollen may be an unfortunate contributor to poor health in the first place, but there are signs that warming weather is making it […]

Hop on your bike for KC Bike Month

Get ready to ride during KC Bike Month in May, and join cyclists as they bike to a brewery, KC Segregation History Tour, school and work.

If you live outside the Kansas City area, you can find cycling events celebrating the 66th annual National Bike Month by searching your location at The League of American Bicyclists.

Cycling […]

Farmers’ Markets are opening now

Farmers’ markets are opening across the country with locally grown vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers, plus locally raised meat, eggs and more. Find a market near you in Kansas City and beyond.

To locate farmers’ markets throughout the United States, go to the USDA Local Food Directory and search by city and state.

In the Kansas City metro area, some […]

Share comments on new KC Climate Plan

The city of Kansas City, MO has been working for months on a new KC Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan, and now it’s time to share your comments.

The planning process included community workshops and several opportunities for public input for a plan that sets climate protection goals through 2040. The draft version is open for public […]

Redesign your home for healthier, resilient living

After another year of working from home and sheltering against more extreme weathers, many homeowners are looking for ways to make their dwellings more climate resilient, energy efficient and healthy.

So, what once might have been a basic remodeling project, can now be an opportunity to prepare homes for climate challenges.

“It’s time to bring more awareness […]