Environment

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.
By Kentucky Public Radio
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.
By The Conversation
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.
By Jennifer P. Brown
Participants can have dinner outdoors in an area of Land Between the Lakes that is a popular spot for hummingbirds.
By Jennifer P. Brown
Climate scientist Robert Kopp, a lead author of a recent report on Earth’s oceans, ice and sea level rise, discusses the profound changes underway.
By The Conversation
An analysis of 90 studies measured the impact of environmental stressors such as pesticides and poor nutrition.
By The Rural Blog
Laura Sullivan-Beckers, who first discovered the new treehopper species in her backyard garden bed in Murray, is using the crowdsourcing website iNaturalist.org to determine how widely dispersed the insect is.
By WKMS
hebetica sylviae
Kentucky’s bear population is typically limited to Eastern Kentucky, but younger bears sometimes wander west in the early summer.
By WKMS
A local official who has fought the invasive species for years is touting the initial data as a potential “game-changer.”
By WKMS
Weather conditions can play a role in determining when cicadas take to the trees.
By WEKU
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