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The lesser prairie chicken is native to the Southern Great Plains, but it has lost 85% of its natural habitat due to changes in agriculture and invasive trees. (Photo submitted by Ed Koger)
Kansas News Service Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Subsidies will give benefits to farmers who preserve prairie chicken habitats.

The Yale Climate Opinion map, published in early September 2020. (Image from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication)
Kansas News Service Monday, September 14th, 2020

More Kansans agree that climate change is happening.

 Wichita State University students gathered at Cessna Stadium to compete in the annual Clash of the Colleges. This year the bleachers were left empty. (Photo by Stephan Bisaha, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Kansas colleges are still holding campus events amid the pandemic to keep students engaged.

Budig Hall on the KU campus. (Photo by J. Schafer)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Former KU Chancellor Gene Budig has died at the age of 81.

A Western Meadowlark in the Pawnee National Grassland in Colorado. (Image from Bob Gress, Birds In Focus)
KPR Staff Monday, September 7th, 2020

Local birdwatching experts say a number of bird species have decreased in number, or nearly disappeared altogether, over the past 25 years. They suspect there may be more. The Wichita Eagle reports.

Many school districts have provided families with Wi-fi hotspots and other devices to help with online learning. But foster children are more likely to have learning disorders or mental health conditions that make virtual learning more difficult. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Foster care agencies say many homes are lacking the technology needed to attend school online.

Sheena Mooney moving after being evicted from her Topeka rental home. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, August 31st, 2020

More than 350,000 Kansans could lose their housing because of massive job losses caused by the coronavirus.

Big Bull Creek Park between Edgerton and Gardner in Johnson County has been open to the public since 2018. (Photo by Mackenzie Martin / Harvest Public Media)
Harvest Public Media Monday, August 31st, 2020

Johnson County recently embarked on an ambitious prairie restoration project. In the last four years, 300 acres of soybean fields have been converted to tallgrass prairie at Big Bull Creek Park in Edgerton, Kansas  

 Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service
Kansas News Service Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Local health officials ordered members of nine KU Greek houses to quarantine for two weeks.

Kansas River Keeper Dawn Buehler stands along the banks of the Kaw in North Lawrence. The DeSoto resident was part of a seven member team that paddled the entire 173-mile length of the Kansas River this summer.  (Photo by J. Schafer)
J. Schafer Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Listen to our conversation with Kansas River Keeper Dawn Buehler about her love of the Kaw and her concern for its well being. The DeSoto resident grew up on the river and today, she helps protect it. Buehler says threats facing the Kansas River include dredging, pollution and an assortment of trash - from plastic bottles to tires to refrigerators.

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