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Today β€” January 17th 2019Environment

25 Years After The Northridge Earthquake, Is LA Ready For The Big One?

By Jacob Margolis
A National Guardsman stands guard outside the ruins of the Northridge Meadows Apartments where 16 people died during the  January 1994 earthquake that rocked Southern California. Since then, many of these kinds of apartments have been retrofitted to withstand a large quake.

On Jan. 17, 1994, a 6.7 magnitude quake rocked the suburbs north of Los Angeles, leaving 57 dead and causing more than $43 billion in damage. Officials worry LA isn't ready for the next big quake.

(Image credit: TIM CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • January 17th 2019 at 11:01

Shutdown Threatens To Stall Recovery In Wildfire-Ravaged Paradise, Calif.

By Kirk Siegler
Homes leveled by the Camp Fire line Valley Ridge Drive in Paradise, Calif. Some recovery efforts are stalled by the government shutdown, creating anxiety among survivors and concern for officials.

A federal grant for basic infrastructure projects is stalled. There is concern that, if fire survivors don't see evidence that recovery has begun, they could give up hope and leave the region.

(Image credit: Noah Berger/AP)

  • January 17th 2019 at 06:30

Movement To Find Alternative To Plastic Packaging Grows In Philippines

By Christopher Joyce

A young island man came to Manila for college and found a morass of plastic waste. Now he's found ways for Manila's poorest people to dig out, and shown how multinational companies create the problem.

  • January 17th 2019 at 00:20
Yesterday β€” January 16th 2019Environment

Republicans Praise, Democrats Grill Andrew Wheeler In EPA Chief Confirmation Hearing

By Daniella Cheslow
Andrew Wheeler arrives Wednesday to testify at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing to be the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Wheeler has been serving as acting EPA administrator since Scott Pruitt stepped down amid ethics scandals in July. Prior to his work at the EPA, Wheeler worked as a lobbyist for the coal industry.

(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)

  • January 16th 2019 at 21:03

A View From The Palmer Research Station In Antarctica

David Greene talks to marine biologist James McClintock about how warming temperatures are impacting glaciers around the Antarctic Peninsula, and consequences of a global rise in sea level.

  • January 16th 2019 at 11:04

A Small Plastic Package Is A Big Culprit Of The Waste Filling Oceans

By Christopher Joyce

To really understand the plastic problem in countries like the Philippines, you have to understand how consumer goods there are packaged.

  • January 16th 2019 at 00:03

Cost To Military Of Extreme Weather Events Is Likely To Grow

By Jay Price

The Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune was devastated by Hurricane Florence. Climate scientists say global warming will inevitably mean more such damage to the country's national security infrastructure.

  • January 15th 2019 at 23:08
Before yesterdayEnvironment

Cotton Seed Sprouts In China's Lunar Lander

By Sasha Ingber
The China National Space Administration

A mini biosphere was sent up in China's Chang'e-4, which landed on the far side of the moon in early January. Photos show the small, green shoot of a cotton plant in a container aboard the spacecraft.

(Image credit: China National Space Administration/Xinhua News Agency/AP)

  • January 15th 2019 at 21:14

Preparing For β€œThe Big One”

A devastating earthquake is allegedly overdue.

(Image credit: Archive.gov)

  • January 14th 2019 at 17:06

How The Government Shutdown Affects The Country

D.C.’s discord disrupts everyone.

(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • January 14th 2019 at 16:06

An Island Crusader Takes On The Big Brands Behind Plastic Waste

By Christopher Joyce
Plastic waste washes in from Manila Bay and the ocean, covering the beach and mangrove trees of Freedom Island, a protected area in the bay.

Every year, 8 million tons of plastic wash into the oceans. The biggest sources are in Asia. In the Philippines, one man is going head-to-head with multinational corporations to stop the plastic tide.

(Image credit: Jes Aznar for NPR)

  • January 15th 2019 at 11:02

In The Aftermath Of The Camp Fire, A Slow, Simmering Crisis In Nearby Chico

By Kirk Siegler
After the Camp Fire in November, thousands of people whose homes were destroyed were forced to seek refuge in nearby Chico, Calif. Some 700 people, some in their RVs, are still living at a Red Cross shelter at the Chico fairgrounds. The shelter is expected to close at the end of January.

More than two months after the Camp Fire, the small city of Chico, Calif., is struggling to handle an influx of an estimated 20,000 new people from neighboring Paradise.

(Image credit: Kirk Siegler/NPR)

  • January 14th 2019 at 23:05

Shutdown Could Have Long-Term Effects On Wildfire Disaster Response

By Nathan Rott

Firefighters and forest managers are losing valuable time to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season. It's one of the long-term impacts of the government shutdown as it continues to linger on.

  • January 13th 2019 at 13:43

Why The Shutdown Could Mean A Worse Wildfire Season

By Nathan Rott
Winter is peak time for prescribed burns, deliberately set fires designed to eliminate leaves and other flammable material that could fuel a larger forest fire. But the partial government shutdown is interfering with this and other preparations for the fire season.

Firefighters and forest managers are losing valuable time to prepare for the upcoming wildland fire season as the partial government shutdown continues.

(Image credit: Wayne Parry/AP)

  • January 12th 2019 at 12:00

Despite Shutdown, Trump Administration Continued Effort To Expand Alaska Oil Drilling

By Elizabeth Harball
Drilling at the Conoco-Phillips Carbon location in the National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska.

The Bureau of Land Management has gone ahead with a series of public meetings on its effort to expand oil development in the 22-million-acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

(Image credit: Judy Patrick/AP)

  • January 11th 2019 at 22:03

Dozens Of Stranded Seals Flounder In Canadian Town

By Ian Stewart
A harp seal lies on a road in Roddickton-Bide Arm on Friday. Dozens of the animals are currently stranded in the small Canadian town.

As winter closed in on the town of Roddickton-Bide Arm in Newfoundland, a pod of seals became separated from open water by miles of ice.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Brendon Fitzpatrick)

  • January 10th 2019 at 22:48

Should Hyping Edible Bugs Focus On The Experience Instead Of The Environment?

By Berly McCoy
People were more likely to try mealworms — such as these mealworm chocolate truffles sprinkled with coconut — when the ad focused on taste and experience, a study showed.

A new study shows that when ads made hedonistic marketing claims, such as "exotic" or "delicious," rather than targeting environmental interests, more people were willing to try eating insects.

(Image credit: Oliver Brachat/for NPR)

  • January 10th 2019 at 17:49

Interior Restaffs Some Wildlife Refuges During Shutdown

By Nathan Rott
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is bringing staff back to keep open dozens of wildlife refuges including Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Comanche County, Okla., despite the government shutdown.

Furloughed staff will return to 38 protected sites around the country. Critics are panning the move as a way to avoid bad optics during the political tussle.

(Image credit: Adam Kealoha Causey/AP)

  • January 10th 2019 at 01:47

Wildlife Refuges To Open Despite Federal Shutdown

By Nathan Rott
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is bringing staff back to keep open dozens of wildlife refuges including Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Comanche County, Okla., despite the government shutdown.

Furloughed staff will return to 38 protected sites around the country. Critics are panning the move as a way to avoid bad optics during the political tussle.

(Image credit: Adam Kealoha Causey/AP)

  • January 10th 2019 at 01:47

Heavy Winter Storm Wrecks Syrian Refugee Camps In Lebanon

By Lama Al-Arian
A Syrian refugee shovels mud in front of a makeshift shelter in an unofficial camp for Syrian refugees in Iaat in Lebanon

Thousands of Syrians seeking refuge in neighboring Lebanon are scrambling for shelter and an 8-year-old girl was reported dead.

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

  • January 9th 2019 at 20:41
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