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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Public Power District ratepayers could see up to $200 million in savings if the utility's board adopts a new, more aggressive approach to decommissioning a nuclear station.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new website makes it easier for birders to learn about Nebraska's birds.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are looking for new ways to fight a fast-spreading tree species that crowds out other plants, destroys valuable ranchland and threatens the Great Plains from Texas to the Dakotas.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State officials say an insect that's killed millions of ash trees in the U.S. has been found further west into Nebraska.

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP) — Officials have closed a state recreational area along the Missouri River in southeastern Nebraska because of flooding.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha-based company has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine levied by federal regulators citing spill protection violations at production facilities in Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota.

18,400 Nebraska residents now work in clean energy industries in 92 out of 93 counties in the state.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The water levels will be lowered at two Nebraska state parks as part of projects to improve the areas.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal for a giant chicken farm has been advanced by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State parks officials have confirmed an infestation of invasive zebra mussels at Glenn Cunningham Lake in north Omaha and have announced the lake's closure.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The State Department is seeking public input on its draft study of the Keystone XL pipeline's environmental impact in Nebraska.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The corn and soybean crops in Iowa and Nebraska are significantly ahead of schedule and looking very good for a plentiful harvest this fall.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new geothermal well field should supply the Nebraska Capitol with cool air and heat in one year.

Metro Community College at Do Space offers the next installment in its Hubbard Sustainability Series this Thursday at 4:30. 

ASHLAND, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say an insect that's killed millions of ash trees in the U.S. has been found in Eugene T. Mahoney State Park in eastern Nebraska.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Residents in major cities downstream from a northwest Iowa tanker car derailment say they're confident their municipal drinking water is safe even as crews try to contain an estimated 230,000 gallons of oil.

FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha public electric utility and its private partner are building a community solar power array in eastern Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Solar energy is gaining traction in Nebraska as a growing number of cities adopt the technology, and state officials are looking for ways to help it along.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline is showering Nebraska public officials with campaign cash as it fights for regulatory approval in a state that is one of the last lines of resistance for the $8 billion project.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln electric utility provider has installed a solar-powered bench in a park for people to charge cellphones, laptops, tablets or even electric wheelchairs.

The 50th annual Munroe-Meyer Garden Walk takes place Sunday, June 10th from 9-4.

Jeanine Lackey is the Director of Land Stewardship at Fontenelle Forest.  Her job is to care for the many acres of forest through the control of invasive species, oversee prescribed fires, and many other duties.  Today, she stops by the KIOS-FM studios to discuss the importance of planting native species in your own garden and the threats of invasive plant species.

Nebraska Wildflower Events take place next month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is providing new topsoil to about 15 homes near a former smelting plant in Lincoln this spring.

The black and orange monarch butterfly will arrive in large numbers in the state of Nebraska by Memorial Day.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting Recreational Trail Program grant applications for fiscal year 2018 funding.

Did you know that the average person generates 4.4 pounds of trash per day?  That's one of the things that Eleanor Dunning, a sophomore from the Omaha Career Center set out to find out more about in the spirit of Earth Day...

HAMPTON, Neb. (AP) — A bald eagle sickened by lead poisoning has been nursed back to health and released back into the wild.

In celebration of Earth Day, Creighton University has been holding a variety of events on campus that raise awareness and engage in behaviors that care for the Earth.

Earth Day Omaha takes place this Saturday from 11-6 in Elmwood Park. 

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