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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The Salt
11:06 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Can The Meat Industry Help Protect Wildlife? Some Say Yes

Fox Ranch, outside Yuma County, Colo., is a 14,000-acre nature preserve and working cattle ranch owned by The Nature Conservancy. The ranch is an experiment in planned grazing, which aims to improve soil health and help ranchers' bottom lines.
Luke Runyon Harvest Public Media

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 2:15 pm

Last week we reported on a new campaign from the Center for Biological Diversity that hopes to persuade Americans to cut back on their meat consumption. Their pitch? Eat less meat and you will help save wildlife.

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9:24 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Impressions of What Milwaukee's Sustainability Conference Can Achieve

Caroline Villa & fellow Engineers Without Borders members.

Thursday marks the midpoint of the 11th annual Sustainability Summit  in Milwaukee
. We gathered reflections from a few participants on the value of such a gathering.

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The Two-Way
4:39 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Massive Nor'easter Rakes New England

A NOAA satellite image of the storm off the coast of New England.

New England is getting a hard glancing blow from a huge winter storm that has generated hurricane-force winds and such adjectives as "mind-blowing" and "monster" from normally mild-mannered meteorologists.

One look at weather satellite images of North America is all it takes to understand: This is a huge, classic nor'easter. WeatherBell meteorologist Ryan Maue says the storm's "integrated kinetic energy" is four times that of superstorm Sandy.

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Around the Nation
4:38 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Washington State's 'Slide Hill' Has A History Of Landslides

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 7:24 pm



It's now five days into the search for survivors of the massive landslide in Oso in Washington's Snohomish County. National Guard Troops are combing the area with emergency extraction teams. The unofficial death toll so far is now 24, and authorities are promising more clarity tomorrow on the list of missing people. Some 176 persons are unaccounted for but the real number is thought to be lower than that.

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