Milwaukee Edition

Archive of: Global Brief and NAPC

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Action Alert

Action Alert

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit to stop the regulatory weakening of a 100-year-old federal law that protects songbirds and others from electrical power lines, towers, buildings and other manmade hazards.

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After Plastic

After Plastic

As leading industries turn their attention to adopt sustainable principles, engineers and inventors are developing product packaging bioplastics that readily degrade.

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Green Shoes

Green Shoes

Living an eco-lifestyle extends to the shoes on our feet, with strategies that include better maintenance, eco-friendly materials and sustainability-savvy shoemakers.

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Parrot Prosthetics

Parrot Prosthetics

Using 3-D printers, veterinarians have fashioned a new leg for an injured parrot and engineers have devised a flipper for an endangered sea turtle.

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Climate Consensus

Climate Consensus

Scientists are warning that if humans don’t reduce greenhouse gas emissions drastically and maintain natural carbon sinks like forests within 10 years, the impact on Earth’s climate will be catastrophic.

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Literacy Project

Literacy Project

The singer celebrated her foundation’s donation of 100 million books to children around the world with a reading at the Library of Congress.

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Plog On

Plog On

Plogging, Sweden’s latest fitness craze, is catching on in Europe and the U.S., as joggers not only clean up trash but also burn more calories in the process.

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Hyperloop Hyper-Speed

Hyperloop Hyper-Speed

Plans are underway in Europe for a vacuum-tube mode of transport capable of zooming people and freight safely overland at 700 miles per hour.

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Big Melt

Big Melt

A thaw over the tip of the planet this year warmed the surface of the North Pole as high as 35 degrees—a once-rare event that has occurred during four of the last five winters.

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Sinking City

Sinking City

By factoring in the settling of artificial landfill as water aquifers empty, scientists now estimate that 166 square miles of land around the bay is in jeopardy of being underwater by 2100.

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