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Meet The Missouri Sierra Club Chapter Director

Pictured: John Hickey, Missouri Chapter Director of the Sierra Club.

Pictured: John Hickey, Missouri Chapter Director of the Sierra Club.

Meet John Hickey, the Missouri Chapter Director of the Sierra Club, who is the guest on this week’s “Behind the Editor’s Curtain.” Hickey shares his insights into the Missouri Sierra Club – what the organization’s environmental mission is based on, and also the organization’s political advocacy goals and stance on a few current policies.  The organization also manages to have a little fun as well, and Hickey tells Don Corrigan how important it is to get out into nature and enjoy what it has to offer.

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Carl’s Climate Letters #583: Wind Power Taking Over The Lone Star State

Photo by Diana Linsley, Webster-Kirkwood Times.

Photo by Diana Linsley, Webster-Kirkwood Times.

Carl Campbell, a retired petroleum investment advisor, searches for interesting and important environmental news on the internet daily. The St. Louis resident publishes Carl’s Climate Letters, a daily newsletter containing summaries and analysis of important environmental topics that he thinks his readers should be aware of.

Find an excerpt below from Carl’s Climate Letters #583, posted February 1, 2016. The interesting topic is “Texas is being taken over by wind power.”

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Don’t Go Near The Water…

Fenton sewer plant, December 2015. Photos provided by Sean Hadley, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.

Fenton Wastewater Treatment Plant, December 2015. Photos provided by Sean Hadley, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) is advising the public to avoid contact with the Meramec River between Fenton, Mo, and the Mississippi River. The Fenton Wastewater Treatment Plant is not operational due to damage from the late December flooding. The damage, which could take months to repair, has resulted in untreated sewage being pumped directly into the Meramec River from homes and businesses.

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Green Burials: Looking To The Past For A Sustainable Future

Wicker Casket is a environmentally friendly choice for use in natural burials. Photo curtosy Gracie MacDonell, Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Wicker Casket is an environmentally friendly choice for use in natural burials. Photo courtesy Gracie MacDonell, Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Bellefontaine Cemetery offers the St. Louis community the option of natural burial and a dedicated environmentally sensitive space as additional choices when making personal end of life decisions.

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The Historic St. Louis Flooding: What We Should Have Known

Pictured: Bob Criss. Photo provided by Bob Criss.

Pictured: Bob Criss at the Meramec River last October. Photo provided by Bob Criss.

“Our flood problems in St. Louis and St. Louis County have been hugely magnified by what I would call idiotic decisions since 1993 especially,” Bob Criss said. “And we knew better.”

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