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Environment
10:06 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Old Christmas Trees​: Healthy Snack for Some Lucky Wisconsin Goats

Goats snacking on discarded Christmas trees.
Credit Ben Robel

Not sure what to do with your Christmas tree? One Wisconsin man has been feeding them to his herd of goats.

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The Two-Way
9:13 am
Fri January 9, 2015

House OKs Keystone XL Pipeline Despite Obama Veto Threat

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 4:53 pm

Updated at 1:08 p.m. ET.

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives has voted 266-153 to approve the Keystone XL pipeline despite a presidential veto threat, just hours after Nebraska's Supreme Court, in a split decision, cleared the way for the controversial project.

The Senate, which also has a Republican majority, is considering similar legislation.

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TED Radio Hour
8:02 am
Fri January 9, 2015

What Did It Take To Find The Giant Squid?

The elusive Kraken wasn't seen in its natural habitat until Dr. Edith Widder came up with some innovative technology.
Kraken Attack by Ben Wooten/Used with permission of Paizo Publishing

Originally published on Sun January 11, 2015 7:36 pm

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode In Search Of

About Edith Widder's TED Talk

Humans have been looking for the giant squid for decades. Oceanographer Edith Widder shares how innovative technology helped her capture the squid on video for the first time.

About Edith Widder

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Environment
1:06 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

How Squirrels, Birds & Other Wildlife Adjust to Wisconsin's Frigid Temps

Eastern Screech Owl
Credit Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

With temperatures plummeting below zero, we seem to see fewer squirrels and birds out and about. So, we wanted to find out how wildlife copes with the cold.

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Environment
5:34 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Environmentalists Push To Keep Canadian Crude In The Ground

An excavator loads a truck with oil sands at the Suncor mine near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada in 2009. Environmental groups that oppose oil sands mining have pointed to delayed and canceled projects as a sign of recent success.
Mark Ralston AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 10:29 am

The Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry crude oil from Canadian oil sands down to the U.S. Gulf Coast, isn't just an infrastructure project. It's also a symbol for the fight over the future of energy.

Producing oil from Alberta's tar sands emits more pollution than traditional oil drilling, so many environmentalists want that crude left in the ground. And more broadly, they want the world to turn away from climate-changing fossil fuels toward cleaner forms of energy, like wind and solar.

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Around the Nation
4:53 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Nebraska Residents Weary Of Keystone XL Pipeline Debate

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 6:44 am

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Environment
11:59 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Where Environment and Art Intersect

The work of Mary L. Nohl fellow Ray Chi is the first you see entering the INOVA gallery.
S Bence

The 2013 Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists awardees include Ray Chi and Sheila Held.

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The Salt
11:07 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Why Some Chefs Just Can't Quit Serving Bluefin Tuna

The IUCN says the Atlantic bluefin tuna is endangered. Its stocks have declined globally between 29 percent and 51 percent over the past 21 to 39 years, according to the conservation group.
Tono Balaguer iStockphoto

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 1:28 pm

On Monday, a single 380-pound bluefin tuna sold for about $37,500 in the first auction of the year at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. That's far below the peak price of $1.76 million that a bluefin went for at the same market in 2013, and this year's price isn't a good indicator of the supply, or population status.

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Environment
3:36 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Four Reasons To Go Outdoors During Wisconsin's Arctic Weather

Credit ransomtech / Flickr

Don't let the frigid temperatures freeze your outdoor plans.

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The Two-Way
1:44 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Obama Will Veto Keystone XL Legislation, White House Says

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 6:25 pm

Updated at 5:46 p.m.

The White House says President Obama will veto any congressional legislation that approves the Keystone XL pipeline.

"If this bill passes this Congress, the president wouldn't sign it," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.

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