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After Hurricane Power Outages, Looking To Alaska's Microgrids For A Better Way

10/16/2017
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Alaska is a leader in microgrids since its remote communities have had to power themselves for decades.

Duration: 00:03:37


Enough Protection Already? The EPA Under President Trump

10/16/2017
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What if the head of the agency doesn't want to protect the environment?

Duration: 00:47:10


In Puerto Rico, Generators Divide Those With And Those Without

10/15/2017
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With Puerto Rico facing weeks, and possibly months, without electric power on much of the island, many residents have become dependent on generators. The reliance on generators has introduced a new division in the U.S. territory.

Duration: 00:03:54


'The Day We've Dreamed Of Has Arrived': Napa County To Begin Wildfires Recovery

10/15/2017
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The Northern California wildfires killed at least 40 people and forced some 75,000 to evacuate. But Napa officials say firefighters have made enough progress for the county to switch to recovery mode.

Duration: 00:02:12


More Destructive, Expensive, Dangerous: What's Ramping Up Wildfires?

10/15/2017
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The author of Megafire: The Race To Extinguish A Deadly Epidemic Of Flame, says a wet spring counterintuitively is feeding Western wildfires this year — and dangerous dry winds haven't peaked yet.

Duration: 00:04:15


Hundreds Missing In Northern California Where Fires Continue To Burn

10/13/2017
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Fire rescue workers in Northern California are searching for hundreds of people who've gone missing since the start of evacuations. Some may be in shelters. But others may not have survived.

Duration: 00:04:17


Northern California Wildfires Destroy Thousands Of Businesses

10/12/2017
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In much of the area burning in Northern California, agriculture is the main industry. And in the Sonoma and Napa counties, wine is the big player. It's worth billions and employs a 100,000 workers.

Duration: 00:03:54


How Firefighters Are Tackling The Northern California Blazes

10/12/2017
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NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Cal Fire Assistant Deputy Director Daniel Berlant about how firefighters are dealing with the wildfires in Northern California. At least 24 people have died from the fires.

Duration: 00:04:36


From Their Home, They Saw A Wall Of Flames And Knew They Had To Go

10/11/2017
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Emily Cocks lost her home to the Atlas Fire burning through Napa Valley in California. She speaks to NPR's Kelly McEvers about the moment she decided to leave and what she lost.

Duration: 00:03:56


Northern California Wildfires Still Burning As Death Toll Is Expected To Rise

10/11/2017
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Winds are expected to pick up and possibly refuel the wildfires spreading across northern California. The fires have left at least 21 people dead. But authorities say the death toll is likely to rise.

Duration: 00:04:32


What Energy Groups Think Is Wrong With The Clean Power Plan

10/11/2017
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The EPA plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to combat climate change. Steve Inskeep talks to lawyer Jeff Holmstead, who represents a group which has challenged the plan in court.

Duration: 00:05:31


EPA Vows To Speed Cleanup Of Toxic Superfund Sites Despite Funding Drop

10/11/2017
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Superfund was initially paid for by taxes on crude oil, chemicals and the companies that created the toxic waste sites. But those taxes expired in 1995, leaving states strapped to find the money.

Duration: 00:04:06


In California, Wildfires Level Parts Of Santa Rosa

10/10/2017
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NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Santa Rosa County Assistant Fire Marshal Paul Lowenthal about the wildfires affecting Northern California.

Duration: 00:04:04


How Much Can The Repeal Of The Clean Power Plan Help The Declining Coal Industry?

10/10/2017
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has formally begun the process to repeal the Clean Power Plan and coal states are welcoming the action. But the industry is still declining throughout the country.

Duration: 00:03:30


Morning News Brief: Wine Country Fires, Clean Power Plan

10/10/2017
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At least 10 people have died in wildfires, forcing residents in wine country north of San Francisco to flee as homes went up in flames. And, the EPA plans to withdraw from the Clean Power Plan.

Duration: 00:10:39


Armed With NASA Data, South Korea Confronts Its Choking Smog

10/10/2017
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The U.S. space agency and the South Korean government teamed up for the most ambitious study of Korean air quality to date and found the majority of the toxic air is homegrown, and not from neighbors.

Duration: 00:03:34


Hurricane Nate Spares Southern States, Weakening To Tropical Depression

10/8/2017
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The central Gulf Coast is cleaning up from Hurricane Nate. The Category 1 hurricane downed trees and power lines, and caused flooding on the Mississippi and Alabama coastlines.

Duration: 00:03:34


Hurricane Nate Expected To Hit Gulf Coast As Category 2

10/7/2017
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Hurricane Nate is intensifying as it takes aim at the U.S. Gulf Coast. People from southeast Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle are bracing for Nate, which forecasters say could strengthen to a Category 2 storm.

Duration: 00:02:58


As Residents Start To Return, Devastated Barbuda Struggles To Rebuild

10/7/2017
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The Caribbean island of Barbuda had to evacuate all its residents when Hurricane Irma hit last month, but now they are slowly starting to return. NPR's Michel Martin catches up with reporter Anika Kentish who's been following the story.

Duration: 00:04:14


A Wayward Weed Killer Divides Farm Communities, Harms Wildlife

10/7/2017
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When a drifting weed killer hit America's farming heartland this summer, it damaged crops and friendships. The chemical could also be bad news for other vegetation, as well as bees and butterflies.

Duration: 00:05:14

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