Health, Science and Environment

B. W. Townsend

One member of the UP Energy Task Force says building a  tunnel to house the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac is still one of the best options for the state.


Remember Boaty McBoatface? In the years since the naming snafu over a research vessel grabbed international headlines, Boaty has been off gathering crucial deep-sea data on the effects of climate change.

Now, the findings from Boaty's first mission are out — and they shed light on how Antarctic winds that are strengthening due to climate change are impacting sea levels.

But before we dive into what Boaty found, let's remember how it got here.

In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill last week that, if federal authorities give it their go-ahead — still a very big if — would allow his state to import prescription drugs from Canada. That makes Florida the third state to pass such a law, joining Vermont and Colorado. More such legislative attempts are in the works.

Going green — after death

Jun 18, 2019

The ritual of bidding farewell to our deceased loved ones is an important step in the mourning process. Most of us are familiar with traditional casket burials and cremation. Now, there is a third option: natural organic reduction, or human composting.

On May 21st, Washington became the first state to legalize this form of death care.

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A burning river in Ohio may have changed the course of the environmental movement. It happened 50 years ago, and it led to change. Here's Mark Urycki of member station WCPN.

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