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Below is wide range of business and organizations working to provide information and services related to renewable energy.
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By supporting local, small family-operated farms, you become part of the solution to global food contamination, industrial agriculture and runaway energy and transportation costs. The food doesn't take two weeks to leave the field and arrive on your table, so nutrition is preserved. Locally grown food, much of it organic or naturally grown without petrochemical pesticides, fertilizers, hormones, antibiotics or modified genes can be found in various communities in the Missouri and Arkansas Ozarks.
The Ozarks are home to some of the most amazing, clear-running rivers anywhere. Below is some information on them, and groups working to protect them.
The eastern Missouri Ozarks are home to some of the world's largest lead-ore bodies. Lead mining has been ongoing since the French settled in the 1700's, and has left a legacy of contamination. Mining and milling of lead and other heavy metals have contaminated thousands of acres of remote rural Missouri as well of the lands adjacent to the lead smelters in Herculaneum, Buick and Glover. Over the years the many and varied mining companies in Missouri have been consolidated into one large company known as the Doe Run Company. Doe Run is headquartered in St.
Against the dominant trend of clearcutting, high-grading, other "cut-and-run" logging, are a number of successful models of forest management that truly can sustain both landowner and forest. Below you will find links to some some resources to help you along this path.
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FDA TARGETING RAW MILK and ARTISAN CHEESE PRODUCERS
The February 6,2013 edition of the QUAD COUNTY STAR, published in Viburnum, MO, 65566, carried a front page article entitled "The Doe Run Company to Modify its Glover Facility for Future Business Opportunities". The story is apparently reprinted from a January 31, 2013 article written by Andrea Mullett.
The article states that the facility will undergo changes as the company prepares the primary lead smelter site for new uses. Doe Run will begin decommissioning idle parts of the Glover, MO, smelter beginning mid-February, in order to prepare the property for new operations.
Center for Biological Diversity and local partner suing feds to protect the Ozark hellbender and other species
The Center for Biological Diversity and a local partner notified two federal agencies last week that we intend to sue over their failure to protect the Ozark hellbender, Hine's emerald dragonfly, Tumbling Creek cavesnail and two endangered mussels in Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest. We want the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to revisit the Mark Twain's 2005 forest plan to make changes that will help save endangered species and essential habitats on the forest -- aquatic species that have gained their federally protected status since 2005.