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The rare swamp rabbit is found in the New Madrid Floodway. Its dense fur makes it possible for the rabbit to regularly take to water to escape predators or reach new habitat. (Missouri Department of Conservation)

5 Reasons EPA Should Veto the New Madrid Levee

12/16/2014 // By Lacey McCormick

The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to levee off a critical flood relief valve on the Mississippi River in the bootheel of Missouri—at a cost to taxpayers of $165 million. The New Madrid Levee is a destructive boondoggle that […] Read more >

White-tailed deer eating vegetation

Missouri’s Deer Remain Wildlife

9/12/2014 // By Kelly Wagner

It seems like common sense: Missouri’s white-tailed deer are wildlife, not livestock. However, late on Wednesday night, the Missouri legislature fought until 3:00 am to decide the fate of Missouri’s captive white-tailed deer herd. Fortunately, the Missouri legislature upheld Governor […] Read more >

Chronic Wasting Disease a Threat to Missouri Deer

4/21/2014 // By Kelly Wagner

An infectious epidemic known as chronic wasting disease is threatening the lives of deer in the United States. The incurable disease was first discovered in captive deer at a research lab in Colorado. It has since spread to free-roaming and […] Read more >

And he didn't leave to play in California. (Wikimedia Commons | Sector001)

Finally, a Squirrel Gets Its Own Baseball Card. Plus: Top 7 Rodents in Baseball History

2/2/2012 // By Max Greenberg

The new 2012 Topps Series 1 baseball card set features a single highlight from the St. Louis Cardinals’ incredible run to the World Series. It’s the only thing about the Cards’ season that was stranger than Kyle Lohse becoming a […] Read more >

Painted bunting by Flickr's Dan Pancamo

Protect Missouri’s Forests, Fish and Wildlife

1/30/2012 // By NWF

Have you ever heard the unique whistle of a northern bobwhite quail? Seen the brilliant blue, green and red plumage of a painted bunting? Or observed the American woodcock performing its unique aerial mating dance? Read more >

Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO), via Flickr's TheNationalGuard

Big Oil’s Bond: Senator’s Sneak Attack on Clean Air Act

10/4/2010 // By Miles Grant

Missouri is a leader in clean energy, so why would Sen. Kit Bond lead a late night attack on the Clean Air Act? One look at his last re-election campaign in 2004 makes clear where his allegiances lie. Read more >

Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth

9/30/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

I will be continuing to speak in December and in the coming year in the cities below on my recently published book Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth. I believe that we have little time to act to protect the nature […] Read more >

Companies Put Electric Trucks on Urban Delivery Routes

8/4/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

High fuel prices caused a Missouri company, Smith Electric Vehicles, to think about rolling out electric trucks for local deliveries. (Photo Sen. Kit Bond) Chris Woodyard at USA Today reports: “The first truck to run solely on electricity was released […] Read more >

Efforts to Save the Rare Pallid Sturgeon

7/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A large white and very ancient fish lives in the waters of the Missouri River basin but it is becoming more rare. The Constitution Tribune reports: Pallid sturgeon, which are distinctively almost snow white and Federally “endangered”, and lake sturgeon […] Read more >