Environment

The Salt
4:09 am
Sun March 30, 2014

No-Kill Caviar Aims To Keep The Treat And Save The Sturgeon

This Vivace "no-kill" caviar was harvested from a Siberian sturgeon via a massage-based technique. The fish didn't die. But did the taste survive?
Alastair Bland for NPR

Caviar was once the food of kings and czars — and for a sturgeon, it meant death.

But a new technique of massaging the ripe eggs from a female sturgeon — without killing or even cutting the fish open— could make caviar more abundant, more affordable, and more accessible to all.

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Environment
4:02 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

Review Of West Virginia Water Finds More Work To Be Done

Originally published on Sat March 29, 2014 5:59 pm

Transcript

KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

A group of independent researchers has found that the chemical crude MCHM is still present in some West Virginia homes. That's the coal-cleaning chemical that spilled into the Elk River back in January out of a storage tank operated by the company Freedom Industries. The spill contaminated drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people. The research group was formed by West Virginia's governor after public pressure.

Dave Mistich of West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports on the research group's latest findings.

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The Two-Way
4:41 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

In U.S., Mudslides Common, But Usually Few Deaths

Workers use heavy equipment to clear trees and other debris, near Darrington, Wash., on Thursday.
Ted S. Warren AP

Originally published on Sat March 29, 2014 2:31 am

Washington state, with its many steep slopes, streams and rivers and some of the heaviest annual rainfall in the country, is a mudslide waiting to happen. Add in soil erosion from logging, as was reportedly the case near the community of Oso before last week's tragedy, and the probability of such an event increases.

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Environment
10:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Milwaukee Beekeeper One of Nine Entrepreneurs Vying for Slow Money

Charlie Koenen took his show - his antennae and BeePod - to home show at State Fair Park

Investors will meet with local sustainable farms and food enterprises on Friday, thanks to Slow Money Wisconsin.

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Environment
8:47 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Spring Clean Up in Milwaukee Targets Rats

City inspector Ken Kenitz checks what may be an abandoned rat colony dug into a small mound on a vacant lot.
Credit Bob Bach

Milwaukee's Dept. of Neighborhood Services makes a special effort this time of year to combat rats energized by warmer temperatures.

The city of Milwaukee has started its annual spring-cleaning and is urging residents to pick up trash, excess bird feed and pet waste.

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