Author: m.brincks

Nebraska wind power making strides, continues to face challenges 0

Nebraska wind power making strides, continues to face challenges

Story, photos and video by Megan Brincks, NewsNetNebraska Robert Byrnes works on a new wind turbine on his energy farm near Lyons, Neb. Robert Byrnes hates to throw away things. Even if something is broken,...

Randolph Elementary Nature Club educates community through children 0

Randolph Elementary Nature Club educates community through children

The Randolph Elementary Nature Club, led by Kelley Phillips, educated children about the environment, which diffuses that information through an entire community.

Nebraska Proposes Law to Halt Spread of Zebra Mussels 0

Nebraska Proposes Law to Halt Spread of Zebra Mussels

A zebra mussel infestation at Zorinsky Lake continues to distress Nebraska environmental agencies, but new legislation may prevent this pesky species from invading other Nebraska water sources. Nebraska agencies closed and drained about 20 feet of water from Zorinsky Lake to expose the zebra mussels to cold air in hopes they will die. The agencies also will begin testing the lake weekly to monitor the infestation.

Mariah Hutchinson: the Swimming Journalist 1

Mariah Hutchinson: the Swimming Journalist

Story and photo by Megan Brincks, NewsNetNebraska In addition to attending school full-time, Mariah Hutchinson spends about six hours each day training for the 2012 Olympic Games. Hutchinson, 22, started participating in swim competitions...