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Environment
6:00 am
Fri November 7, 2014

County Board Vote on O'Donnell Park Stalls

Upper plaza of O'Donnell Park - its future is still in limbo.
Credit S Bence

    

The county board lobbed the issue back and forth Thursday; only to defer a vote until its December meeting.

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Politics
3:35 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

What Does A GOP Majority Mean For Environmental Policy?

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 5:33 pm

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Environment
2:26 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Republican Sweep Highlights Climate Change Politics In Alaska

Oil, carried here by the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, is fundamental to the state's economy. But Alaskans also face the effects of climate change in their daily lives.
Al Grillo AP

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 10:15 am

On election night in a hotel ballroom in Anchorage, Alaska, Sen. Lisa Murkowski picked up a chair and waved it over her head.

"I am the chairmaaaaaaaaaaan!" she shouted.

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Politics
3:21 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Climate Change Activists Come Up Short In Midterm Elections

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 9:23 am

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The Two-Way
6:44 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Invasive Bug Prompts Quarantine In Pennsylvania Townships

An adult spotted lanternfly is seen, its wings spread to show a colorful hind wing. The invasive pest has sparked a quarantine in Pennsylvania.
Holly Raguza Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 2:07 pm

The spotted lanternfly has officially arrived in the U.S., and leaders in Pennsylvania are hoping it won't be staying long. The invasive pest poses a threat to fruit orchards and grape vines, along with forests and the timber industry. It was detected in Berks County, northwest of Philadelphia.

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The Salt
12:46 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

On The Trail To Preserve Appalachia's Bounty Of Heirloom Crops

Edgar Meadows has been growing Bloody Butcher corn, an heirloom variety, for generations. The name Bloody Butcher refers to the flecks of red mixed onto the white kernels, like a butcher's apron, Meadows says.
Roxy Todd West Viginia Public Broadcasting

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 12:00 pm

Appalachia may be one of the poorest regions of the U.S., but when it comes to heirloom crops, it's got the riches.

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Environment
8:26 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Views Vary on Future of O'Donnell Park in Milwaukee

O'Donnell Park punctuated by sculpture - Northwestern Mutual in background.
Credit S Bence

The park might be better known for its parking garage than the green space on top.

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NPR Story
4:04 am
Mon November 3, 2014

U.N. Report Warns Of 'Irreversible' Damage To Earth's Climate

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 7:57 pm

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The Two-Way
2:03 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

U.N.: End Greenhouse Emissions By 2100 Or Risk 'Irreversible' Damage

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru's Minister of Environment, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chairman Rajendra Pachauri and Renate Christ, Secretary of the IPCC present the Synthesis Report during a news conference in Copenhagen on Sunday.
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A new United Nations report is warning that fossil fuels must be entirely phased out by the end of the century in order to avoid dangerous and irreversible damage to the Earth's climate.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says the world faces "severe, pervasive and irreversible" consequences if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut to zero by 2100.

Examples of "irreversible" change include a runaway melt of the Greenland ice cap that would trigger devastating sea-level rise and could swamp coastal cities and disrupt agriculturally critical monsoons.

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Environment
6:46 am
Sun November 2, 2014

U.N. Panel Issues Climate Warning

Originally published on Sun November 2, 2014 9:04 am

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