Environment http://wmot.org en Heat Deaths Feared As Temperatures Rise http://wmot.org/post/heat-deaths-feared-temperatures-rise <p>MEMPHIS, Tenn (AP/WMOT) &mdash; The sick, elderly, or those who don&#39;t have an air conditioner are being urged to take special precautions as temperatures approach 100 degrees and the risk of heat-related deaths rises.</p><p>The National Weather Service says temperatures will climb into the triple-digits by Thursday&nbsp;in much of the state. Forecasters say in an advisory that it will feel like a &quot;pressure cooker&quot; here in the Mid-State by Friday.</p><p>Middle Tennessee Medical Center ER Doc Kevin Beier suggests when it&rsquo;s time to seek medical care.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:05:20 +0000 AP/WMOT 12577 at http://wmot.org Enviro. Group to Plant 3000 Trees In Murf. http://wmot.org/post/enviro-group-plant-3000-trees-murf <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Tennessee Environmental Council is looking for volunteers to join them in planting 3000 trees this weekend in Murfreesboro.</p><p>The effort is part of a larger campaign to plant 1 million trees in Tennessee.</p><p>Council Executive Director John McFadden notes that trees can improve property values, cut down on soil erosion, and even reduce instances of some illnesses.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 19:10:57 +0000 Mike Osborne 6844 at http://wmot.org Enviro. Group to Plant 3000 Trees In Murf. Haslam Wants Quicker Chicken Farm Permitting http://wmot.org/post/haslam-wants-quicker-chicken-farm-permitting <p>&nbsp;</p><p>FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam says he&rsquo;s working to speed up the environmental permitting system for poultry farms.</p><p>The governor noted in a speech to the Farm Bureau in Franklin yesterday that his goal is for the state to strike a balance between environmental stewardship and promoting jobs and production in the agricultural sector.</p><p>Poultry is Tennessee&#39;s third largest agricultural product, after cattle and soybeans.</p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 20:50:42 +0000 AP/WMOT 4744 at http://wmot.org