Arkansas Environment http://ualrpublicradio.org en Clinton School Building Becomes Oldest In Arkansas To Receive Certification http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/clinton-school-building-becomes-oldest-arkansas-receive-certification <p></p><p>A former railroad station in Little Rock that today houses the Clinton Foundation and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service is getting a new certification for energy efficiency.</p><p>To mark Earth Day, officials gathered Tuesday in front of Sturgis Hall, which was built in 1899, to make the announcement.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:03:23 +0000 Michael Hibblen 22159 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Clinton School Building Becomes Oldest In Arkansas To Receive Certification More Events In Store For Arkansans Celebrating Earth Day http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/more-events-store-arkansans-celebrating-earth-day <p>For those who may have missed Earth Day celebrations over the weekend, numerous activities and events are scheduled across Arkansas this week. Tuesday is Earth Day. The Day was first celebrated in 1970 to promote environmental awareness.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“For the State Parks everyday is Earth Day...There are programs going on in all the Parks about it that are about being out and taking care of the earth and all that,” he says.</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:08:20 +0000 Chris Hickey 22104 at http://ualrpublicradio.org More Events In Store For Arkansans Celebrating Earth Day USGS Reports Several Small Earthquakes In Arkansas http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/usgs-reports-several-small-earthquakes-arkansas <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="4">The U.S. Geological Survey reports that several small earthquakes have been recorded&nbsp;</font><span style="font-size: large; line-height: 1.5;">near Fairfield Bay in central Arkansas.</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:06:05 +0000 Associated Press 22085 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Wildlife Refuge To Be Renamed After Bumpers http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/wildlife-refuge-be-renamed-after-bumpers <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">A national wildlife refuge in southeastern Arkansas will be renamed after former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers in a ceremony planned in St. Charles.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host a renaming ceremony Friday afternoon for the White River National Wildlife Refuge after Bumpers, a Democrat who was Arkansas' governor during the early 1970s before serving four terms in the U.S. Senate.</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:07:32 +0000 Associated Press 21973 at http://ualrpublicradio.org US Agency To Reopen Public Comment On Mussels http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/us-agency-reopen-public-comment-mussels <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service says it will reopen a public comment period on a proposed critical habitat and a draft economic analysis about two mussel species found in 13 states, including&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Arkansas.</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:59:27 +0000 Associated Press 21970 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Little Rock's Sustainability Summit Set For Thursday http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/little-rocks-sustainability-summit-set-thursday <p>Business, environmental and civic leaders will gather Thursday at the Clinton Presidential Center to discuss the future of Little Rock's “green” efforts.</p><p>The 5<sup>th</sup> Annual Sustainability Summit is free, with the public encouraged to come share their thoughts.</p><p>The city’s Sustainability Officer Melinda Glasgow said Little Rock has made some improvements since last year.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:15:48 +0000 Kezia Nanda 21489 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Maumelle Watershed Task Force To Submit Proposals http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/maumelle-watershed-task-force-submit-proposals <p>The use of land around the lake providing nearly 400,000 Arkansans with drinking water is the topic of recommendations the Lake Maumelle Watershed Task Force is submitting to Pulaski County Quorum Court this week. The Court will then decide on including the recommendations in a zoning ordinance for the watershed. The 31-member task force, comprised of people representing various interests, has been meeting regularly for nearly a year to come up with the recommendations.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:58:08 +0000 Chris Hickey 21106 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Maumelle Watershed Task Force To Submit Proposals Search For Arkansas Forestry Pilot To Resume http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/search-arkansas-forestry-pilot-resume <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">After another day of foul weather slowing the search for a missing Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot and aircraft, search crews were planning to resume the effort.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Numerous agencies have combined efforts to try to find Jake Harrell, who has been missing since Friday afternoon.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Teams are searching from the air and on foot through rugged wilderness in western Arkansas.</span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:33:26 +0000 Associated Press 18522 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Forecasters Warn Of Wildfire Danger In NW Arkansas http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/forecasters-warn-wildfire-danger-nw-arkansas <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Forecasters say Arkansas is still at risk for wildfires despite chilly temperatures with subzero wind chill values in some areas.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A red flag warning is in effect in Carroll, Benton, Washington and Madison counties. The National Weather Service says northwest Arkansas will see strong and gusty winds of up to 35 mph on Friday, along with low humidity values of 15 to 25 percent.</span></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:17:17 +0000 Associated Press 17929 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Foresty Commission Issues Burn Ban Alerts http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-foresty-commission-issues-burn-ban-alerts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Arkansas Forestry Commission has issued burn bans for 19 counties, and the entire state is at moderate risk of wildfires.</span></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pulaski, Faulkner, Garland, and Van Buren are among those under the ban, after more than 500 acres burned in Arkansas over the holiday weekend</span><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Even if folks are not under burn bans, it is a really bad time to be burning because of the low humidity and high wind," says Adriane Barnes, with the Forestry Commission."</span></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:59:11 +0000 Maggie Carroll 17773 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Foresty Commission Issues Burn Ban Alerts