Opponents line up against proposed Canada oil pipeline A new oil pipeline proposed in northern Minnesota is getting resistance from an unusual direction. Opponents say the large pipeline would contribute significantly to global warming -- not so much from the oil itself, but for how the oil is extracted in Canada.7:20 a.m.
Arctic expedition records signs of global warming Today is Earth Day. Minnesotan and polar explorer Will Steger will spend the day on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic. Steger is leading a 1400-mile dogsled expedition across the island; he hopes to record the impact of global warming on the northernmost part of the North American continent. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Steger by satellite phone.7:25 a.m.
Minneapolis architecture firm wins green award VJAA in Minneapolis has won an award from the American Institute of Architects for its design of a "green building." The firm won for a new university center at Tulane University in New Orleans. The building was selected as a top example of sustainable architecture and green design solutions that protect the environment. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Jennifer Yoos, a principal architect at VJAA.8:25 a.m.
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High Court Weighs Campaign Finance Amendment
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday hears a challenge to the campaign finance law provision called the Millionaire's Amendment. The amendment requires that candidates who spend more than $350,000 of their own money on a campaign must publicly disclose large purchases.
Investors Bet on Housing Rebound in Detroit
As the U.S. real estate market falls further into decline, some cities where properties are particularly cheap are seeing a strange revival. In Detroit, where foreclosed houses are found on nearly every block, foreign and domestic investors are buying bargain homes in bulk as long-term investments.
Oil Has Two Potential Futures, Shell Strategist Says
A forecast from Shell Oil outlines two very different possibilities for oil prices, which recently hit $117 per barrel. In weighing the future of the world's energy supply from now to 2050, Shell strategist Jeremy Bentham says demand will go up, while oil supplies will be harder to find.
Wallace, N.C., Mourns Guardsman Killed in Iraq
Emanuel Pickett was a well-liked man in the small town of Wallace, N.C. He was the local butcher and a police captain, and he served in the National Guard. He was on deployment in Iraq when he was killed by mortar fire in Baghdad.
Politics, Labor Issues Complicate Alitalia's Revival
One of the first tasks facing newly elected Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is the future of Italy's cash-strapped state airline, Alitalia. Unions and right-wing politicians have obstructed a possible sale of the airline to Air France, but the deal may still be on the table.
Web Site Rips West's Reports on China-Tibet Conflict
After assaults from protesters during the Olympic torch relay, anti-foreign sentiment has grown in China. The surge in nationalism has been well-documented by China's vibrant Internet community. Many Web sites run by young bloggers reflect anger over perceived anti-Chinese bias in Western media reports about Tibet.
'WSJ' Managing Editor Reportedly Resigning
The managing editor of the Wall Street Journal is said to be resigning, less than a year after starting the job. Marcus Brauchli has been at the influential business paper for more than 20 years.
Mortgage Losses Cripple Cleveland-Based Bank
National City, a major regional bank with headquarters in Cleveland, has been struggling with subprime mortgage losses. On Monday, the bank announced a huge capital infusion and watched its already depressed stock fall even further. Dan Bobkoff reports from member station WCPN.
Kiplinger: Credit Woes Confined to Wall Street
Credit is the lifeblood of the economy. Because of their losses in the housing market, banks have been more reluctant to lend. But Kiplinger Letter editor Knight Kiplinger says we're not in a credit crisis — or even a credit crunch.
Barbie Sales Fall; Mattel Reports $45M Loss
No. 1 toymaker Mattel lost more than $45 million in the recent quarter. Recalls are part of the problem, but also, global sales of Mattel's iconic Barbie doll aren't growing. In the U.S., Barbie sales even fell by 12 percent.