Environment http://wuwm.com en Climate Policy Takes The Stage In Florida Governor's Race http://wuwm.com/post/climate-policy-takes-stage-fla-governors-race Florida is getting ready for an unusual governor's race. Like incumbent Rick Scott, a Republican, Charlie Crist is running for a second term as governor. In his first term, Crist was also a Republican.<p>Four years after leaving the executive mansion in Tallahassee to run for the Senate, Crist is back as a Democrat. Crist says one of the important issues in the race is who will better protect the state's natural resources. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Greg Allen 39396 at http://wuwm.com Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea Keep Residents On Edge http://wuwm.com/post/volcanoes-iceland-papua-new-guinea-keep-residents-edge <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK3e5j1WYRk</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:09:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 39363 at http://wuwm.com Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea Keep Residents On Edge As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash http://wuwm.com/post/bp-pays-oil-spill-impact-some-people-arent-seeing-cash BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico disrupted business all along the coastline. Through the end of July, the oil giant paid more than $13 billion to compensate people, businesses and communities affected. The company is <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/12/10/249734365/bp-argues-companies-are-unfairly-cashing-in-on-2010-spill">disputing some of those claims</a> in court battles that could drag on for years.<p>But there's another group of people who lost money after the spill and never received compensation. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:38:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 39343 at http://wuwm.com As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs' http://wuwm.com/post/rats-new-york-city-tries-drain-rodent-reservoirs New York City is launching the latest salvo in its never-ending war on rats.<p>City officials are ramping up efforts to teach regular New Yorkers how to make their streets, businesses and gardens less hospitable to rodents — in other words, to see their neighborhood the way a health inspector would.<p>When Caroline Bragdon, a rat expert with the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, walks through the East Village, she's not looking at the people or the storefronts. Her eyes point down, at the place where the sidewalk meets the buildings and the street. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:29:00 +0000 Joel Rose 39344 at http://wuwm.com Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs' Night Of The Cemetery Bats http://wuwm.com/post/night-cemetery-bats I've visited St. Louis' <a href="http://bellefontainecemetery.org/">Bellefontaine cemetery</a> before, but never at night.<p>It's really dark. The looming trees are black against the sky, where a half-moon is just barely visible behind some clouds.<p>I can see eerie lights and strange, shadowy figures moving among the gravestones.<p>As I move in for a closer look, one of the figures turns in my direction: "Hi, my name is <a href="http://www.umsl.edu/~marquisr/LabWebPage/Current_Students.html">Vona Kuczynska</a>, and I'm a wildlife biologist and a student at the University of Missouri, St. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:27:00 +0000 editor 39316 at http://wuwm.com Night Of The Cemetery Bats Will Cash Infusion Revitalize Polluted South Shore Beach? http://wuwm.com/post/will-cash-infusion-revitalize-polluted-south-shore-beach <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">MillerCoors presented Milwaukee County with $500,000 to help revitalize Bay View's South Shore Beach on Wednesday.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Susan Bence 39256 at http://wuwm.com Will Cash Infusion Revitalize Polluted South Shore Beach? Colossal Dam Removal Project Frees Washington's Elwa River http://wuwm.com/post/colossal-dam-removal-project-frees-washingtons-elwa-river <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Puget Sound Public Radio. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.kuow.org">http://www.kuow.org</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Colossal+Dam+Removal+Project+Frees+Washington%27s+Elwa+River&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Right now the Elwha River on Washington state's Olympic Peninsula is flowing freely once again. Two dams blocked that river for more than a century, but thanks to the largest dam removal project in U.S. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:02:00 +0000 editor 39271 at http://wuwm.com An Icy Solution To The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones http://wuwm.com/post/icy-solution-mystery-slithering-stones A century ago, miners working in California's Death Valley reported seeing boulders on the desert floor with long trails behind them — as if the stones had been pushed across the sand. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:46:00 +0000 Christopher Joyce 39258 at http://wuwm.com An Icy Solution To The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower http://wuwm.com/post/theres-big-leak-americas-water-tower The northern arm of the Rocky Mountains is sometimes called "the crown of the continent," and its jewels are glaciers and snowfields that irrigate large parts of North America during spring thaw.<p>But the region is getting warmer, even faster than the rest of the world. Scientists now say warming is scrambling the complex relationship between water and nature and could threaten some species with extinction as well as bring hardship to ranchers and farmers already suffering from prolonged drought.<p>To see how this vast natural irrigation system works, it's best to fly over it. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Christopher Joyce 39234 at http://wuwm.com There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower Driven By Climate Change, Cotton Buyers Look For Alternatives http://wuwm.com/post/driven-climate-change-cotton-buyers-look-alternatives VF Corp. is one of the biggest clothing companies you might not have heard of. But <a href="http://www.vfc.com/brands">its brands</a> include Lee and Wrangler jeans, Timberland shoes and The North Face, and it also makes uniforms for police and major league sports teams.<p>It's also a large purchaser of cotton. "We buy roughly 1 percent of the cotton available in the world," says Letitia Webster, VF's senior director of sustainability. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 39172 at http://wuwm.com Driven By Climate Change, Cotton Buyers Look For Alternatives