Environment

Environment
3:46 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Obama To Announce Sweeping Climate Change Plan

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 10:10 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

President Obama today is scheduled to announce a sweeping plan to address climate change. The president has framed the issue as a moral responsibility, to leave the Earth in good shape for generations. Certainly though, the nitty-gritty of any serious plan to address climate change is a huge challenge because it means gradually moving away from fossil fuels to renewable energy supplies. That will involve economic winners and losers.

Joining us to talk about the plan's specifics is NPR's Richard Harris. Good morning.

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Environment
9:02 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Town of Jackson Still Working to Solve Contaminated Water Crisis

This Town of Jackson farm falls within the special casing area set up by the DNR. Property owners would have to adhere to new and more expensive drilling requirements if choosing to dig a new well.

The Town of Jackson in rural Washington County is approaching an anniversary its residents would rather forget.

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Environment
10:23 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Mine Protests Continue

A drill rig in place in the Penokee Hills
Credit Pete Rasmussen

Organizers plan to continue protests in northern Wisconsin mining site as Gogebic Taconite officials increase security at the site of an iron ore mine.

Machinery is rumbling in parts of Wisconsin's Penokee Hills as protestors gather nearby.

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The Salt
8:52 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Not Local Food, And Not Afraid To Say It

These organically farmed ingredients travel the world to join forces in a Boloco burrito.
Heather Rousseau NPR

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 12:17 pm

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Science
9:59 am
Sat June 22, 2013

Tawny Crazy Ants Invade Southern States

Tawny crazy ants are invading ecosystems and homes in states including Texas and Florida, wiping out other ant species and overwhelming homeowners. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks to Texas A&M research scientist Robert Puckett, who says the ants are "ecological steamrollers" that reproduce so fast they are nearly impossible to get rid of.

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