It's the middle of summer in St. Louis, and it's only going to get hotter. And we don't just mean the food scene! (We'll be here all week.) Hit up this month's Food Truck Friday, or the annual celebration of Bastille Day in historic Maplewood. Or hey, eat some elk! Check out our food-related recomme ... More >>
Last week, the Board of Aldermen's Public Utilities Committee met for four hours on a single agenda item: A pending contract between the St. Louis Water Division and the world's largest water services company, Veolia. Committee chair and 2nd Ward Alderwoman Dionne Flowers kicked off the first of tw ... More >>
In March, concerns about the incredibly smelly landfill in Bridgeton reached a new level when environmental groups warned of a possible "dirty bomb." The question was whether the Bridgeton Landfill's increasing stench -- tied to an underground fire -- could prove to be especially hazardous, given th ... More >>
The folks behind the smelly Bridgeton landfill are moving forward with a project that they say, in the long run, should make the site a lot less smelly. In the interim, however, it's going to get worse -- potentially a lot worse. Which is why Republic Services, parent company of Bridgeton Landfill ... More >>
To make the smelly landfill in Bridgeton less smelly, officials are first going to have to make it "significantly" more smelly. That's right: An "odor reduction" plan requires a major increase in the odors they are trying to stop. But there is some good news. The odor-increasing odor-reduction ef ... More >>
The Bridgeton landfill is so smelly that the attorney general's office might have to intervene. At least the director of the Missouri department of natural resources has requested that the agriculture and environment division of Attorney General Chris Koster's office get involved and "institute ap ... More >>
Update: A waste management company that oversees a landfill in Bridgeton is aware that residents have been making a big stink about apparently awful, horrible smells forcing people to cover their faces when they go outside -- so bad that some say they can't even escape the stench inside their own ho ... More >>
The good news: When it comes to toxic air pollution, Missouri is not the worst! The bad news: We're among the twenty most worstest. According to a report just released by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Missouri comes in #15 on a list of the 20 states most polluted by coal-fired power plants. ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
Another rate increase? We should be used to it by now.Jeffrey Tomich at the Post-Dispatch has an interesting article today on the possibility that AmerenUE and Kansas City Power & Light, the two largest electric utilities in the state, are coordinating their rate requests in order to overwhel ... More >>
Todd OwyoungUmm, security? Can you tell those women in the Ameren suite to shut up?Given his prior gun and drug arrests, one would think that rapper Lil' Wayne would have provided the crowd at Scottrade Center with all the gangsta theatrics they could handle during his jam-packed concert last nig ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons The truly horrible catastrophe in Japan keeps threatening people nearly two weeks after the initial earthquakes and tsunami. The nuclear power plants are damaged and there's radiation in the water, spinach and milk! Quick! Stop all exports of these products to the U.S.! Bec ... More >>
Missouri legislators want to overturn a 2008 ballot initiative requiring state utilities to produce 15 percent of their energy from clean sources in 2021.Missouri's carbon-dioxide output from coal-fired power plants increased last year by nearly nine percent, to more than 83 million tons. The ris ... More >>
Image courtesy of Margaret Bour Common Chesterfield recyclablesLast October, the RFT detailed a neighborhood dispute between the Parkway School District and the residents of a white-collar subdivision in Chesterfield. The school district said it recycled more than 1,300 tons of trash each ... More >>
Image sourceU.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. Does this look like a face that could launch a thousand student protests?Remember when Washington University gave Phyllis Schlafly an honorary degree? Remember those heady days of anger and protest? College commencements are, by their nature, d ... More >>
7 p.m. Tuesday, January 19. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Most American's know the day after Thanksgiving as "Black Friday". But did you know that today is also "The Cloggiest Day of the Year" for the nation's plumbers and sewage technicians? It's true. Don't believe us, check out the press release after the jump.
flickr.com/photos/jkgrooveRep. Russ Carnahan office today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has released $22.9 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Missouri."As Congress continues working on comprehensive e ... More >>
6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Love of food improves the world
Native Americans trash plans to expand a sprawling Illinois landfill.
Saturday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
WWE's Rey Mysterio has game to spare, Harold Ramis helps clear up a misconception, and Bill Haas shows his sensitive side; plus, Unreal lends support to a fellow muckraker injured in the line of duty
Spaghetteria Mama Mia
Great Rivers Land Trust
Week of June 20, 2001
After more than 150 years of operation, Soulard Market is being reinvented. But the change isn't going down easily.