Environment

Here are four popular New Year’s resolutions with a twist for improving your relationship with nature in 2022 and beyond.
4 New Year’s resolutions for a healthier environment in 2022
The growing popularity of the dark sky movement has many rural communities leading the way in efforts to turn down light pollution and embrace the night. Their efforts are improving quality of life and generating new economic development opportunities.
Seeing the Stars: Small towns and rural parks pursue dark sky goals
The change could disrupt leaf-peeping and other fall-centered tourism that generates as much as $30 billion each year nationwide.
Climate change is pushing fall leaf change back, endangering forests and tourism dollars
There have been no positive cases of chronic wasting disease in the region, but officials have taken proactive measures after a case was found in Tennessee.
Western Kentucky precautions urged to curtail wasting disease in deer
Among scientists, there is now near-universal agreement on the link between human activity and climate change. But politicians still point to false beliefs that there is significant debate on this point among scientists.
Meteorologists and economic geologists join other earth scientists in believing humans cause most climate change
The plan, dubbed “E3” for energy, environment and economic development, used words that nod to the impacts of climate change, but never actually mentions the elephant in the room, or any serious plans to reduce the state’s reliance on fossil fuels.
Kentucky state seal
Solar farms owned by Kentucky’s electric utilities only account for about 0.07% of the state’s total electricity generation, according to the cabinet. The main sources are coal and natural gas.
Lawmakers discuss expanding solar energy in Kentucky
In any given year, some 3 million people hike the Appalachian Trail, including more than 3,000 “thru-hikers” who go the entire distance, either in one stretch or in segments over multiple years.
Appalachian Trail view
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife has dropped a recommendation that residents of six counties in Central Kentucky stop using bird feeders.
Cause of mysterious bird illness still unknown
Participants can have dinner outdoors in an area of Land Between the Lakes that is a popular spot for hummingbirds.
LBL event to feature hummingbirds

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