Tag: conservation

UCM biology professor awarded grant to save endangered fish

Research shows the disappearance of a species is happening in Missouri’s backyard, and it doesn’t look like it’s getting any better. Assistant professor of biology, Dr. Aaron Geheber, recently received a $109,305 grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation to discover where Missouri’s remaining Topeka shiners live. The Topeka shiner is a small fish, the… Read more »

Faces of UCM: Emily Dunlap

By BETHANY SHERROW Features Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Emily Dunlap probably likes plants more than you do. “I’m really infatuated with plants; I kind of always have been,” Dunlap said. When she was in eighth grade, Dunlap’s uncle bet her $20 that she wouldn’t hold onto a shocker toy for five seconds. She accepted the challenge,… Read more »

KCP&L plans to increase wind power

KCP&L plans to increase wind power, conservation (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City Power & Light Co. says it will expand its use of wind energy and other energy-efficiency programs. The company announced Tuesday it will double its wind-generating capacity and open rebate programs to all Missouri customers. The Kansas City Star reports KCP&L plans… Read more »