Officials with Walmart pleaded guilty this week to mishandling hazardous materials at retail stores in Missouri and California -- and as a result will have to pay a total of more than $110 million in fines to resolve these cases. The company, authorities say, violated a slew of federal and state env ... More >>
Environment America yesterday released Wasting Our Waterways, its comprehensive report on the health of the nation's waterways, and there's good news and bad news for Missouri.The good news is that Missouri ranked 28th on its overall toxic discharges in rivers and streams. There's definitely room ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer SilverbergDoe Run smelter in Herculaneum.The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that St. Louis-based Doe Run -- North America's largest lead producer -- has agreed to spend approximately $65 million to correct violations of environmental laws at ten of its lead mining ... More >>
Missouri Coalition for the EnvironmentPeruque Creek running through Warren and St. Charles counties is an example of an "unclassified" waterway.The Missouri Coalition for the Environment filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday in federal court in Jefferson City alleging t ... More >>
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Sewer District says the potentially massive leak of human urine and feces from a waste water treatment plant into the Mississippi River that started last Thursday was caused by a barge that struck a fence near the lift station by Jefferson Barracks in south St. Louis ... More >>
Image viaNot something you'd wanna see on a float tripGross. Both the Barry County Sheriff's office and two state agencies -- the Departments of Natural Resources and also Agriculture -- are looking into this nasty deed, which occurred last weekend (The Joplin Globe ran a story about it yesterday ... More >>
Sludge: Not just for breakfast anymore.The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday it has issued an order against Fresh and Clean Restrooms for failure to apply sewage sludge in compliance with Clean Water Act regulations. According to the EPA, the porta-potty company from southeast Mis ... More >>
Published the week of July 26-August 1, 2000
William Least Heat-Moon tests the current state of America's rivers
Hazelwood officials cast their lot with the developer of a controversial project in the flood-prone Missouri Bottoms. Their gamble is tearing the North County community apart.
One development at a time, Missouri has lost 87 percent of its wetlands. And that means more floods, more damage, more levees, more bucks. The story of one Supercenter and how progress comes at a price.