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Environment
11:57 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Milwaukee's East Side Home To Extremely Green Apartments

This photo was taken in October as finishing touches were being completed at Sage on Jackson.
Credit S Bence

Any day now, the 'Sage on Jackson' apartment complex is expected to be dubbed LEED Platinum Certified Building by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Environment
5:30 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Public Can Weigh In on Future of I-94 East-West Corridor

A proposed reconfiguration of the Stadium Interchange (looking west along I‐94).
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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has whittled down a pile of options to upgrade the freeway between 16th and 70th streets in the Milwaukee metro area.

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Remembrances
4:05 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Martin Litton, Devoted Conservationist, Dies At 97

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 6:41 am

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Environment
4:08 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Taking Stock Of America's Toxic Sites And The Millions Living Near Them

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 10:12 am

An article in the December issue of National Geographic looks at toxic waste sites in the U.S. and the more than 49 million Americans who live near them. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with writer Paul Voosen about his piece.

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Environment
4:13 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

New Documentary Warns Humans Could Be Responsible for Mass Extinction

Sean B Carroll (left) confers with scientist Alan Hildebrand a research site on the banks of the Brazos River in Texas.
Credit Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The film Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink reveals what scientists have learned about two cataclysmic events that extinguished nearly every plant and animal on earth; and rising concerns that humans could cause the next disaster.

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Life's Voices: Melissa Cook

Melissa Cook at east end of Three Bridges Park.
Credit S Bence

Melissa Cook manages the Hank Aaron State Trail. The project has been many years in the making.

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Parallels
2:45 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Sun, Sand And Offshore Drilling In Spain's Famed Canary Islands

Casa Dominique is an ecolodge on Lanzarote's northern coast. Julie Genicot, a French trekking guide, has lived in Lanzarote since her grandparents opened the Casa Dominique when she was a child. She worries that offshore oil drilling might ruin the natural environment she grew up in.
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Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 6:12 pm

An oil rig now floats offshore in one of Europe's top winter beach destinations — Spain's Canary Islands. For the first time, Spain has authorized offshore oil drilling there. It's hoping to reduce its dependence on foreign oil. But the project has prompted massive protests by local residents and environmental groups like Greenpeace.

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Politics
4:17 am
Thu November 27, 2014

EPA's Proposed Rules Add To Obama's Collision Course With GOP

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 11:12 am

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Business
4:05 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Business Groups Argue EPA's Plan Will Have Economic Consequences

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 11:12 am

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Environment
4:22 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Lower Ozone Standard Would Raise The Compliance Bar For Business

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 5:39 pm

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