Environment

The Two-Way
9:54 am
Fri December 5, 2014

A Year After Typhoon Haiyan, The Philippines Braces For Another Big Hit

A satellite image showing Super Typhoon Hagupit on Friday.
U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 6:50 pm

Super Typhoon Hagupit, briefly downgraded before regaining strength, is set to smash into the Philippine coast on Saturday. The massive storm is already forcing tens of thousands of people to flee its predicted path, which might include a direct hit on the capital, Manila.

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The Two-Way
3:53 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

2014 To Be Warmest Year On Record, U.N. Weather Agency Says

Marina owner Mitzi Richards carries her granddaughter in September as they walk on their boat dock at the dried up lake bed of Huntington Lake in California, which was at only 30 percent capacity as a severe drought continued. The state was in the grip of its third year of severe drought, the worst in decades.
Mark Ralston AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 10:10 pm

This year is on track to become the warmest on record, with average global temperatures 1.03 degrees Fahrenheit above the 1961-1990 average, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization. That would make 2014 the 38th consecutive year with above normal temperatures.

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Science
1:40 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

The Mystery Of The Missing Martins

Adam Cole NPR

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 5:39 pm

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Environment
2:16 am
Thu December 4, 2014

World Climate Talks In Lima Aim To Move Beyond Kyoto Treaty

Country representatives listen to opening remarks at the start of the United Nations' Conference of the Parties on Climate Change in Lima, Peru.
Cris Bouroncle AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 10:47 am

Every year the United Nations invites environmental experts and diplomats from around the world to negotiate ways to slow global warming. This year's meeting runs this week and next in Lima, Peru.

Some say these conferences are a warming planet's best hope. Some say they're a United Nations jamboree. Most agree that recent sessions have seen mixed success at best. This year, however, negotiators think they have some fresh ideas to entice developed countries and developing ones to work together.

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Remembrances
4:14 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Martin Litton Remembered As Fervent Conservationist

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 9:34 am

Melissa Block speaks with Kevin Fedarko of Outside Magazine for a remembrance of conservationist and outdoorsman Martin Litton. Litton devoted more than 60 years of his life to protecting the natural beauty of the West. He is credited with helping to keep dams out of the Grand Canyon, a ski resort out of the Sierra's Mineral King Valley, and pushing for the establishment of Redwood National Park.

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Science
12:03 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Earliest Human Engraving Or Trash From An Ancient Lunch?

An inside view of this fossil Pseudodon shell shows that the hole made by Homo erectus is exactly at the spot where the muscle attached to the shell. Poking at that spot would force the shell open.
Henk Caspers Naturalis Leiden/The Netherlands

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 4:52 pm

Scientists have discovered enigmatic markings on an ancient shell that's been sitting in a museum for more than a century — and they believe this may be the oldest known example of a deliberate geometric engraving made by a human hand.

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Environment
12:00 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Mequon Teen's Film Focuses on the Legacy of Bhopal Disaster

Megan Sai Dogra visited children at Chingari Rehabilitation Center in Bhopal, India - March 2014.
Credit A Dogra

The world's worst  industrial disaster took place on December 3, 1984, when a gas leak at a Union Carbide pesticide plant killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India.

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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).
Credit Wisconsin DOT

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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