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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Jack Miles Ventimiglia
Harold S Buttenheim
A Garbage Cooking Plan
Article about "a practical garbage cooker which produces feed that keeps hogs healthy," with illustrations, photo, and discussion.
A Postcard from Old Kansas City
Photo and history of Fairmount Park (established by Arthur Stilwell to promote his interurban railway between Kansas City and Independence), located at the eastern limit of Kansas City with the area's...
Air Care: Metro Area's Polluted Air Affects Quality of Life, Cost of Doing Business, Part 1
July 25, 2007
The first article in a three-part series provides an overview of the problem of Kansas City area's poor air quality. On June 15, 2007, the air quality failed a test by the Enviornmental Protection Agency....
Air Care: Sucking in Breath becomes Difficult on Bad Air Days
August 1, 2007
The second article in a three-part series, Bad Air: What we Face, describes the health consequences of air polution. The area's growing ground-level ozone has led to an increase in asthma cases and makes...
A selection of 8 postcards of Amusement Parks
An Environmental Nightmare Stalks Sugar Creek
Discusses the presence of petroleum-based pollution on the grounds of the former Standard Oil Company refinery in Sugar Creek, Missouri.
Background for Better Understanding: Environment
Special section of the paper devoted to environmental pollution in the city, including air pollution, river pollution, garbage, noise pollution, etc.
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...
Citizens Run Over For a Mythic Freeway
Discusses proposed development of a highway near the former Standard Oil Company's refinery in Sugar Creek Missouri, and how efforts to build that highway may have prevented a clean-up of the polluted...
Cleaning Kansas City's Air Could Cost Businesses, Consumers More
August 8, 2007
The third article in a three-part series, Bad Air: What we Face, describes the efforts by officials in Kansas and Missouri to meet EPA standards as specified in the Clean Air Act. From 1978 to 1992 the...
Cleanup Deal Brokered
May 1, 2010
Article reports on an agreement between the General Services Administration (GSA) and Environmental Protective Agency (EPA) to cleanup toxic chemicals at the Bannister Federal Complex. The deal calls for...
Crossing the Mighty Mo: Gridlock, Not Bridges, Connects the Northland to the Rest of Kansas City
Photos and article about the problems in traffic congestion across the Missouri River bridges (Broadway Bridge, Paseo Bridge, Chouteau Bridge, and Heart of America Bridge) connecting the Northland and...
Diligence Brings Cliff Drive Dumper to Justice: As Structural Restoration of Historic State Scenic Byway Continues, Residents Can Keep Area Junk-Free
Photo and article about the clean-up of garbage and trees obstructing and debasing the view from Cliff Drive in its progression toward designation as a "historic state scenis byway."
Postcard of Fairmount Park
Field of Bad Dreams
Discusses the practice of injecting soil on land owned by Kansas City with sludge generated by human waste and the effects on the land and nearby residents.
Heartland Sky Battles Ozone
Describes the creation of Heartland Sky, an initiative between MARC and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce to improve air quality in the Kansas City region.
It's Just One Big Sewer
August 20, 2011
Article describes the water pollution problem around the Kaw Point area of the Kansas River. A reported 2.5 billion gallons of raw sewage empties out near the Kaw Point Park each year due to Kansas City's...
Kansas City Abandons the Dump
Article about the change from the city dump's open-air arrangement to a more sanitary covered type, designed to reduce air and groundwater pollution and disease proliferation.
Kansas City Consolidated Smelting and Refining Company
Photos and article about the 19th century pollution and "great wealth of a silver smelter located in what is now the Argentine Community of Kansas City, Kansas," built in 1880 by W. N. Ewing and bought...
Kansas City's Insidious Air Quality Problems
Article discussing the air pollution problem in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
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