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White, John Barber
A Win-Win for Prairie-Chickens and Ranchers
Missouri native grasslands, before European settlement, covered nearly half of the state and provided a home for hundreds of thousands of prairie-chickens. By 2010, only about 500 birds are scattered in...
Be Bear Wise in Missouri
Bears, once common in most of Missouri, were almost extinct in the State, but the population of black bears (Ursus americanus), is slowly increasing. "Somewhere between 300 and 500 bears are scattered...
Blue River is Flowing Toward a Cleaner Future
November 29, 2008
Efforts are underway to clean up the Blue River. The City is working with the Army Corps of Engineers to remove trash and blighted buildings and to clean the river polluted with industrial runoff and other...
June 24-30, 2011
The Environmental Protection Agency headquarters are currently based in Kansas City, Kansas, but plans for a move are underway. The EPA is considering a move into the former headquarters of Applebee's...
Closing a Green Gap
April 30, 2008
Article tells history of Bridging the Gap. The organization was founded in 1991 to faciliate recycling in Kansas City. It has grown into an umbrella group that works with more than 10 environmental groups...
Denbigh Station and Experimental Forest
Article on an experimental forest project in North Dakota operated by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration to look for solutions to the problems caused by drought and soil...
Dunn and Dusted
Pictures and article about JE Dunn Construction company's new headquarters at 10th and Locust streets. The six-story, 204,000-square-foot building, a "critical first piece" in the East Village redevelopment...
Genealogical and Personal History of the Allegheny Valley, Pennsylvania
Photo (of John Barber White) and description of the genealogy of John Barber White, a lumber executive and conservationist of Kansas City. Born in New York in 1847 and coming here in the late 1800s, "appointed...
Green Impact Zone Putting Funds to Work
Two-page article about the Green Impact Zone, bounded by 39th Street on the north, 51st on the south, Troost Avenue on the west, and Prospect and Swope Parkway on the east, that was initiated by U.S. Rep....
Lighting a Fire for Prairie
Article describes the mission and history of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. The organization was founded in 1966 by a small group of Missourians alarmed by the loss of tallgrass prairie in the state....
Missouri's Unique Conservation Legacy
Article celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Missouri Department of Conservation and its beginnings as a citizen-led conservation movement. Several of the agency's programs, initiatives, and partnerships...
Notable Kansas Citians of 1915-1916-1917-1918
Photo and bio of John Barber White, a lumber executive and genealogy book collector born in New York in 1847 and moving to Missouri in 1879 and then moving his headquarters to Kansas City, being appointed...
The Kansas-City based greeting card business, Posty Cards, "is trying to build the first manufacturing center to ever achieve platinum-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification...
Protect the Past, Energize the Future
May 11, 2011
Editorial about Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's new plan to double the size of the "Tallgrass Heartland" in the Flint Hills and his plan about the use of wind power.
Regulations 2010 Update
The Missouri Conservation Commission's new regulations go into effect March 1. The new regulations "expand hunting, trapping, and fishing opportunities by adding new methods, longer seasons and increased...
SC95 John Barber White Papers Finding Aid
Born on December 8, 1847, successful lumberman John Barber White moved from New York to Missouri in 1879 to help organize the Missouri Lumber & Mining Company, headquartered in Kansas City. He worked nationally...
The Renewal and Revival of Greensburg
When one of the strongest tornadoes ever recorded struck Greensburg, Kansas, May 4, 2007, little of the town was left. Leaders of the town chose to rebuild using sustainable, "green" designs. Kansas Governor...
Up from the Ashes
A year ago a fire destroyed an 80-year old property in the historic Waldo buisness area. An environmentally friendly building will replace it, but owner Diane Botwin "wanted it to continue to serve the...
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