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Our Region's Growing Bike Culture

We're talking bike safety, rules of the road and the campaign to get more women on bikes.

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Since End Of Last Ice Age, Rates Of Global Warming 'Amazing And Atypical'

In the past 100 years, average temperatures on Earth have changed by 1.3 degrees. Previously, that large of a swing took 5,000 years. That's the word from researchers who pored over temperature data going back to the end of the last ice age.
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Singer/Songwriter, Author And Activist Carole King (Rebroadcast)

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Carole King on her decades-long career in music, her work for women’s rights and environmental advocacy.

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Cyclists Do Not Emit More Carbon Than Cars, State Legislator Admits

Days after angering cyclists with his contention that people who ride bikes don't help pay for roads — and stating that "the act of riding a bike results in greater emissions of carbon dioxide from the rider," Washington State Rep. Ed Orcutt has apologized for his words.
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VW Introduces 'World's Most Efficient' Car At Geneva Motor Show

The company says the plug-in, diesel hybrid gets 261 miles per gallon. The futuristic two-seater is not in production, yet, but VW says it plans to use "handcrafting-like production methods" for the car.
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Study Finds Climate Change To Open Arctic Sea Routes By 2050

Researchers simulate changes in sea ice and determine that regular ocean passages will be possible by mid-century.
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Steamship Anchors A Community, But Its Days May Be Numbered

The nation's last coal-fired ferry has been traversing Lake Michigan from the town of Ludington, Mich., since 1953. An EPA permit allowing the Badger to dump several tons of coal ash into the lake daily is now under review, which could mean big changes for the small town's culture and economy.

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