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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

Healthy Virginia big-eared bats hibernate in Pendleton County, WV.
Credit Craig Stihler / West Virginia Dept. of Natural Resources

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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Local Music
2:28 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Jordi Savall: Playing Solo, "You Are 100% Yourself"

Jordi Savall
Credit fontanachamberarts.org

Described as a “rock star of early music” by Western Michigan University professor Dr. Matthew Steel, Jordi Savall will perform a solo viola da gamba program on Saturday for Fontana’s fall/winter series. 

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State Legislature
8:18 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Republican Lawmaker From Battle Creek Hires Democrat Who Ran for Same Office

Credit WMUK

Republican State Representative John Bizon has hired a Democrat who ran for the same office to work on his staff in Lansing. 

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