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Environment
12:07 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Mudslides Close Several Wisconsin Highways; More Rain Expected

Mudslide on Highway 61 in Crawford County.
Credit Wisconsin Emergency Management

At least three highways have been closed in southwestern Wisconsin because of mudslides and flooding.

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The Two-Way
7:28 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Obama To Lay Out Broad Plan To Address Climate Change

The Capitol dome is seen behind the Capitol Power Plant, which provides power to buildings in the Capitol complex in Washington, D.C.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 1:45 pm

Update at 2:38 p.m. ET. Obama Lays Out Plan:

In an address at Georgetown University in Washington, President Obama laid out a sweeping new plan to address climate change.

As expected, Obama said his plan seeks to cap the carbon emissions of power plants.

Obama also said the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada to Texas, would only be approved by the State Department if it aligned with the "nation's interest."

That is if "this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution," Obama said.

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Environment
3:46 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Obama To Announce Sweeping Climate Change Plan

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 10:10 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

President Obama today is scheduled to announce a sweeping plan to address climate change. The president has framed the issue as a moral responsibility, to leave the Earth in good shape for generations. Certainly though, the nitty-gritty of any serious plan to address climate change is a huge challenge because it means gradually moving away from fossil fuels to renewable energy supplies. That will involve economic winners and losers.

Joining us to talk about the plan's specifics is NPR's Richard Harris. Good morning.

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Environment
9:02 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Town of Jackson Still Working to Solve Contaminated Water Crisis

This Town of Jackson farm falls within the special casing area set up by the DNR. Property owners would have to adhere to new and more expensive drilling requirements if choosing to dig a new well.

The Town of Jackson in rural Washington County is approaching an anniversary its residents would rather forget.

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Environment
10:23 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Mine Protests Continue

A drill rig in place in the Penokee Hills
Credit Pete Rasmussen

Organizers plan to continue protests in northern Wisconsin mining site as Gogebic Taconite officials increase security at the site of an iron ore mine.

Machinery is rumbling in parts of Wisconsin's Penokee Hills as protestors gather nearby.

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