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WestSouthwest
8:42 am
Mon January 26, 2015

WestSouthwest January 26, 2015

Credit Craig Stihler / West Virginia Dept. of Natural Resources

On WestSouthwest, the question of how much warmer the Earth can get, and trying to save hibernating bats. 


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Concealed Weapons
8:27 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Revised Gun Bill to be Introduced After Snyder Veto

Credit WMUK

A controversial gun bill similar to one that was recently vetoed by Governor Rick Snyder is likely to get a committee hearing this week. 

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How Much Warmer?
8:04 am
Mon January 26, 2015

WSW: Global Warming, a Question of Degrees

Graph provided by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Credit IPCC/Wikimedia Commons

Western Michigan University Professor of Biological Sciences David Karowe says the best alternative is to now allow any further global warming. 

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WestSouthwest
12:00 am
Mon January 26, 2015

WSW: Treating a Deadly Bat Disease

A still from a video monitor that shows bats hibernating in an incubator at Western, as part of a study on White Nose Syndrome.
Credit Maarten Vonhof / Western Michigan University

For nine years, White Nose Syndrome has plagued North American bats. It’s a fungal disease that in some species is up to 98 percent fatal.

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Arts & More
11:18 am
Sat January 24, 2015

Adapting To Etsy: Artists Struggle With Website's Policy Changes

Tracy Bell holding her bells made out of vintage silverware handles
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The e-commerce website Etsy—which specializes in handmade and vintage goods—has come a long way since it started in 2005. The site now has over one million shops. But not all artists are happy with how the company has grown.

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