Environment Articles

October 4, 2021 | Posted in Environment
MARC representatives receiving the SMM Grant check

The Mid-America Regional Council has been awarded $174,924 in funding for a project to address food waste reduction in the nine‐county Kansas City region.

September 22, 2021 | Posted in Environment
Two people plogging under an overpass

The Kansas City Plogtober Cleanup is a great way to get outdoors and get some exercise while engaging in a socially responsible activity that beautifies the streamside trails in your community.

August 2, 2021 | Posted in Environment
Wildfire with lots of heavy smoke

Smoke from wildfires in Canada swept into the Kansas City region over the weekend. The MARC Air Quality Program encourages residents across the region to limit outdoor activity on Monday, Aug. 2.

July 28, 2021 | Posted in Environment
Car at an emission clinic

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Air Quality Program has issued an orange Ozone Alert for July 29. This alert indicates that an unhealthy level of ground-level ozone is expected tomorrow in the Kansas City region.

July 27, 2021 | Posted in Environment
Car at an emission clinic

SkyCast forecasts poor air quality tomorrow

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Air Quality Program has issued an orange Ozone Alert for July 29. This alert indicates that an unhealthy level of ground-level ozone is expected tomorrow in the Kansas City region.

July 17, 2021 | Posted in Environment
Car at an emission clinic

SkyCast forecasts poor air quality tomorrow

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Air Quality Program has issued an orange Ozone Alert for June 18. This alert indicates that an unhealthy level of ground-level ozone is expected tomorrow in the Kansas City region.

July 15, 2021 | Posted in Environment
Car at an emission clinic

SkyCast forecasts poor air quality tomorrow

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Air Quality Program has issued an orange Ozone Alert for June 16. This alert indicates that an unhealthy level of ground-level ozone is expected tomorrow in the Kansas City region.

May 17, 2021 | Posted in Environment
An old can of paint in a workshop

Removing clutter from your house, you may have unearthed ancient cosmetics from under the bathroom sink, bags of old fertilizer from shelves in your newly clean garage, or cans of extra paint leftover from the bedroom renovation that happened years ago. Can some of these things just be thrown away? The answer is NO!

March 23, 2021 | Posted in Environment
Downtown Kansas City skyline with a rainbow

Plan proposes a flexible, voluntary framework for stronger, healthier communities.

December 11, 2020 | Posted in Environment
Man riding a bike down a city street

The 2020 ozone season has officially ended and, while the data is still being validated, it appears that the Greater Kansas City region exceeded the ozone standard only once.