Katie Woltner

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How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …

Terrorism

Drilling down for the Deep Geologic Repository

The proposed deep geological repository will be situated at the eastern margin of the Michigan basin. The horizontally layered sedimentary sequence …

Panel Says Canada Should Bury Nuclear Waste Near Lake Huron

Two weeks ago, a Canadian joint review panel recommended to Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s environment minister, to bury low-level and intermediate-level used nuclear materials 2,230 feet (680 meters) below the ground near the Bruce Power generating station in Ontario, less than a mile from Lake …

Great Lakes

Both Sides Claim Victory Over EPA Fracking Study

The Environmental Protection Agency has found no evidence that fracking has let to widespread, systemic pollution of water. Correspondent Jeff Brady tells NPR's Rachel Martin what the report means.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>For a long time, environmental groups in the U.S. have been arguing that …

Oil & Gas Industry

Chimps Can Learn To Cook Their Food (Or At Least To Microwave It)

Findings could tell us how our ancestors learned to cook, too<p>Even if you hate cooking, you have the cognitive ability to do so. You can plan ahead, buy the necessary ingredients, make sure food spends long enough in the pan, and restrain yourself before jamming it all in your mouth (that is, unless …

Your Wireless Internet Could Power Your Future Devices

As if Wi-Fi wasn’t cool enough already<p>Wi-Fi allows us to connect to the Internet by transmitting data through the air itself, but what if it could be used to power our devices wirelessly as well? Scientists at the University of Washington are currently working to make it happen.<p>PoWiFi, short for …

Reflections of volcanic sunset in Africa

Aerosols from Calbuco Volcano in Chile – which have colored sunsets in parts of the Southern Hemisphere since April – provide rare glimpses of …