The solar farm dividing communities in Johnson County
A proposed solar farm in eastern Kansas could be the largest in the state, but not everyone is excited about 2,000 acres of panels being built in their backyard. Plus: How some Midwestern states are getting creative in their attempts to attract tourists.
More cities are looking to make big investments in solar power to combat climate change. But that raises the heated question of where exactly to build a solar farm large enough. KCUR’s Carlos Morenoreports on how one such project is splintering communities outside Kansas City.
Chicago, the Great Lakes and Mount Rushmore attract visitors to the Midwest, but states without obvious destinations have to get more creative. Harvest Public Media’s Elizabeth Rembert explores how some states are promoting unexpected activities to lure in tourists.
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