Earth Calendar

Monday - Saturday, 10:30am & 1:40pm

Kathy Costello updates environmental news and local events Monday-Saturday at 10:30 a.m., and Monday-Friday afternoons at 1:40 on WNKU.

Rain barrels continue to grow in popularity across the country. However, one of its biggest drawbacks is their dull appearance.  

Are you or someone you know interested in water quality? EPA and other federal agencies have launched the Nutrient Sensor Challenge, a competition open to anyone to develop affordable, accurate sensors to measure nutrients in aquatic environments. 

Across the country this winter season, families are gathering around fires in woodstoves or fireplaces. But how you build that fire – and what you burn – can have a significant impact on air quality and health, both inside your home and out. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the Energy Star Home Advisor, an online tool designed to help Americans save money and energy by improving the energy efficiency of their homes through recommended, customized and prioritized home-improvement projects.

Colorful neighborhood lighting displays and glowing trees are signs of the season. But all those twinkling lights can drive up energy demand and result in big home energy bills.