Environment

Environment
6:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Life Begins to Sprout in Milwaukee's Century City

Next spring, construction of General Capitol's 4.5 acre manufacturing building will begin. A ribbon of trees and walkway will also run along Century City's eastern border.
City of Milwaukee

The former home of A.O Smith, on the city’s north side, stood vacant for years. Now, new construction is helping revitalize the former manufacturing hub.

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The Salt
3:06 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Do We Need A New 'Environmental Impact' Label For Beef?

Researchers say there's plenty the beef industry can do to use less land and water and emit fewer greenhouse gas emissions. But producers may need to charge a premium to make those changes.
iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 3:49 pm

If you've got decisions to make at the meat counter (or at a burger joint) and want to do right by the environment, you have a couple of options.

You could skip the beef entirely, which is what some environmental groups say you should do. Or you could go for meat with a "grass-fed" or "organic" label.

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The Salt
6:01 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

Corn farmer Jerry McCulley sprays the weedkiller glyphosate across his cornfield in Auburn, Ill., in 2010. An increasing number of weeds have now evolved resistance to the chemical.
Seth Perlman AP

Government regulators have approved a new generation of genetically engineered corn and soybeans. They're the latest weapon in an arms race between farmers and weeds, and the government's green light is provoking angry opposition from environmentalists.

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Environment
10:18 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Protesters Plan to Watch Wolf Hunters in Northern Wisconsin

This year's wolf hunt is underway

A group calling itself the Great Lakes Wolf Patrol will head into the woods along with hunters Wednesday, as Wisconsin's third wolf hunt begins.

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Environment
10:12 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Zoo Interchange Reconstruction Triggers More Closures, Some Openings

Aerial photo of the progress through late September of the the Watertown Plank Road Interchange.
Credit DOT

Motorists who travel through the state's busiest freeway exchange will see more changes in the Zoo Interchange.

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Around the Nation
4:05 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Santa Cruz Enforces California's Toughest Drought Restrictions

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 1:18 pm

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Santa Cruz, California now faces the toughest water restrictions in all of that giant state. It's in response to California's four-year drought. NPR's Richard Gonzales reports.

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Environment
1:14 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Wisconsin Wolf Expert Weighs In On Hunt

Adrian Wydeven carrying adult female wolf in 2004. She was tranquilized and then radio collared as part of wolf recovery program.
Credit Geoff Chandler

Wisconsin's third annual wolf hunt begins Wednesday.

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Around the Nation
4:27 am
Tue October 14, 2014

How Too Many Trees Contribute To California's Drought

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 7:00 am

Copyright 2014 KQED Public Media. To see more, visit http://www.kqed.org.

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Environment
10:59 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Habitat Restoration Afoot in Milwaukee Inner Harbor

Nosing into Bay View Wetland site off Kinnickinnic River
Eddee Daniel

Milwaukee's Inner Harbor was once home to 10,000 acres of wetland. Today, just a minuscule remnant remains and it is slated for restoration. 

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Environment
4:01 pm
Sat October 11, 2014

The Tricky Nature Of Putting Science On Trial

Originally published on Sat October 11, 2014 5:33 pm

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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