NPR's Scott Simon asks John Remus of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about flooding in the Midwest and managing the Missouri River's flow.
Officials say the new blaze was extinguished after about an hour. Amid a week of environmental mishaps, the Texas attorney general filed a lawsuit alleging violations of that state's clean air laws.
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One social scientist says it's how people interpret these warnings that matters and that "we need to get out there and do a better job of understanding their perspective."
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More than 400 people have been killed from the storm and subsequent flooding across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
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The casualties included many children, as a vessel carrying Nowruz holiday revelers capsized in the Tigris River. Authorities said the boat appeared not to have had life vests on board.
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Student strikes, the Brexit boondoggle and Chinese leadership on civil aviation dominated the week in global news.
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The Cuyahoga River flows through Cleveland. In the 1960s, the old industrial city was so polluted that the river repeatedly caught fire. Decades of environmental regulation has made a difference.
While many doubt the wisdom of rebuilding in a fire zone, the first building permits have been issued as the town of Paradise, Calif. begins to recover from the devastating Camp Fire of last November.
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Vice President Pence will visit Nebraska on Tuesday to survey damage caused by Midwest floods that have killed at least four people and displaced hundreds.
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More than 100,000 people descended on Lake Elsinore, Calif., over the weekend for a chance to frolic among the flowers. City officials strained to keep up.
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Many U.S. chefs and retailers prefer intact fillets that constitute a single portion. That demand is driving overfishing for young fish that haven't reproduced. A new campaign aims to change that.
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Nebraska officials face millions of dollars in repairs after floods inundated parts of the state. Repairs to bridges and highways could take months or years to finish.
Japan doesn't think battery electric cars are the only future for transportation. It is investing millions to ramp up production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, citing their convenience for consumers.
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In the Philippines, marine biologist Darrell Blatchley recovered the body of a young whale that showed signs of emaciation and dehydration due to the 88 pounds of plastic it had ingested.
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Spring floods are no surprise in communities along the Missouri River. "My washer and dryer are floating around down there somewhere," said one Iowa resident.
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President Trump signed a sweeping land conservation bill into law on Tuesday, giving the Untied States five new national monuments.
Thousands of students around the world — and across the U.S. — skipped school on Friday to protest inaction on climate change.
Students around the world and across the U.S. skipped classes Friday to protest inaction on climate change. It's part of a wave of pressure from young people who say their future is at stake.
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A major winter storm is expected to bring blizzard conditions and extremely strong winds to much of the central U.S. Forecasters say it will be one of Colorado's most intense storms.
Last year, China drastically cut back its imports of plastic waste to recycle. Now the U.S. and other wealthy nations must figure out what to do with their discards.
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