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Advocates Fight 'Culture of Secrecy' In Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

11/20/2018
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Puerto Rico's governor pledged to run a transparent recovery process. But as billions of dollars are on the way, many say there are indications that transparency may not be a top priority.

Duration:00:03:52

One Tiny Owl: Otherworldly Photos From California's Woolsey Fire

11/20/2018
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The Los Angeles Times' Wally Skalij discusses how he made the often surreal images, and how covering wars in Iraq and Kosovo prepared him to cover mass shootings and other tragedies in the U.S.

Duration:00:04:28

National Park Service Assesses Loss On Federal Lands Burned By Woolsey Fire

11/19/2018
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More than 80 percent of federal lands in the Santa Monica Mountains burned in the Woolsey Fire. National Park Service biologists are looking at what was lost and determining what may come back.

Duration:00:03:46

What Policymakers Are Trying To Do About Wildfires As They Become More Destructive

11/19/2018
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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Stanford University Professor Michael Wara about the impact of climate change on wildfires and possible legislation in California aimed at lessening the fires' impact.

Duration:00:04:24

96-Year-Old Woman Reacts To D.C. Snow

11/18/2018
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A longtime public radio reporter records his 96-year-old mother's joyous reaction - she was a longtime Florida resident - to the snow.

Duration:00:01:30

Wildfires And Public Health Concerns

11/18/2018
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The smoke and ash from California's wildfires are making it difficult for some people to breathe. But there are other health risks, including burned up cars and lead paint from older burned homes.

Duration:00:04:10

California Offers Safe Space For Firefighters To Work Through Stress And Trauma

11/17/2018
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Now that wildfires are a year-round problem in California, officials are adding emotional support to the services they provide to firefighters in the field.

Duration:00:04:12

Housing Crisis Concerns Grow As Camp Fire Continues To Burn

11/15/2018
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Butte County is among the poorest in California. Residents whose homes were destroyed are now in a tough spot as the county doesn't have enough existing housing for the thousands who are displaced.

Duration:00:04:51

How Santa Rosa, Calif., Is Rebuilding A Year After The Destructive Tubbs Fire

11/15/2018
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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with David Guhin, assistant city manager for Santa Rosa, Calif., about how the city is rebuilding after the 2017 Tubbs Fire, which destroyed 5,636 buildings.

Duration:00:04:40

Camp Fire Missing-Persons List Grows To More Than 300 Names

11/15/2018
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At least 56 people have died in the Northern California blaze, which has destroyed entire neighborhoods and continues to burn. Meanwhile, Butte County says about 300 people are missing.

Duration:00:07:59

Smoke From California Wildfires Affecting Millions Of People Far From Fire Zones

11/14/2018
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The massive wildfires in California have raised concerns about air quality for vulnerable populations, such as children and people with heart or lung conditions.

Duration:00:03:27

California's Largest Utility Providers Face Pressure As Wildfires Continue To Burn

11/14/2018
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Wildfires ravaging California have led to intense scrutiny of the state's largest utility companies. PG&E and SoCal Edison say their infrastructure may be tied to some of the biggest blazes.

Duration:00:03:41

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Visits California To See Destruction From Wildfires

11/14/2018
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited two wildfire areas in California on Wednesday. The administration and the state have clashed over the reasons behind the fires and the state's fire management.

Duration:00:04:05

Are There Ways To Make Towns Less Vulnerable To Wildfires?

11/14/2018
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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Los Angeles Times reporter Paige St. John about how Paradise, Calif., residents practiced fire evacuation drills, but given a population boom, the plans were inadequate.

Duration:00:04:34

Houston Got Hammered By Hurricane Harvey — And Its Buildings Are Partly To Blame

11/14/2018
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The city itself — skyscrapers, homes and factories — snagged the moist air of Hurricane Harvey and caused more rain to fall. Two new studies detail how humans are making hurricane flooding worse.

Duration:00:04:47

Paradise Fire Leaves Most Residents Homeless

11/14/2018
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Most of the town of Paradise is now homeless. What happens to the town and what happens to the 27,000 without homes in northern California?

Duration:00:04:03

News Brief: Calif. Wildfires, Brexit And Chinese Muslim Repression

11/14/2018
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The death toll climbs to 48 in Calif. wildfires. Britain's prime minister presents a Brexit plan to her Cabinet Wednesday. And a look at China's growing repression of mostly Muslim minorities.

Duration:00:11:55

The Latest On What's Now The Deadliest Wildfire In California History

11/13/2018
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At least 42 are dead in Butte County, Calif., where a devastating fire tore through the small town of Paradise and other communities. Many residents were left with nothing. Hundreds are still missing.

Duration:00:03:50

Mayor Of Paradise, Calif., Says Her Town Is Determined To Rebuild After Wildfire

11/13/2018
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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Jody Jones, mayor of Paradise, Calif., about the damage wildfires have had to her town, and about the people who are still missing.

Duration:00:04:13

Why The California Wildfires Are So Hard To Contain

11/13/2018
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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Brian Rice, president of California Professional Firefighters, about the struggle to contain the deadly Camp Fire in Butte County, Calif.

Duration:00:04:29