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Today โ€” October 19th 2019NPR Environment

New Movement Along Garlock Fault Line In California Could Mean Bigger Earthquakes

By Jacob Margolis

The bulging of the Garlock fault line in California can be seen from space and it's moving in ways never seen before, raising the question for Californians if it raises the risk of "The Big One."

  • October 18th 2019 at 22:27
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Video: Climate Activist Yanked From Top Of London Train Amid Melee

By Laurel Wamsley
A video posted to Twitter showed a climate protester being pulled from atop a train car onto the platform below, where he appeared to be pummeled by angry commuters on Thursday in London.

The actions snarled Londoners' morning rush hour, sparking frustration among people who rely on the train. Police have made at least 1,711 arrests in the climate activists' 12 days of protests.

(Image credit: @Mahatir_Pasha/Screenshot by NPR)

  • October 17th 2019 at 21:29

'Geography of Risk' Calculates Who Pays When A Storm Comes To Shore

By Dave Davies

Journalist Gilbert Gaul says federal subsidies encourage developers to keep building on the coasts — despite accelerating and increasing risks from climate change.

  • October 17th 2019 at 20:27

Trees That Survived California Drought May Hold Clue To Climate Resilience

By Lauren Sommer
Forest biologist Patricia Maloney is raising 10,000 sugar pine seedlings descended from trees that survived California

When it comes to surviving the warming climate, scientists are finding that some plants and animals have an edge. The hope is that these "super adapters" can help preserve their species.

(Image credit: Lauren Sommer/KQED)

  • October 16th 2019 at 18:08

As The Climate Warms, Companies Scramble To Calculate The Risk To Their Profits

By Dan Charles
Companies are increasingly concerned about how Earth

Companies are trying to figure out the risks to their profits from a warming planet. Some of them are turning to high-tech tools of climate science.

(Image credit: Julian Stratenschulte/picture alliance via Getty Image)

  • October 16th 2019 at 11:05

Trump Administration Moves To Expand Logging In Nation's Largest National Forest

By Nathan Rott
The Tongass National Forest, near Ketchikan, Alaska. The spruce, hemlock and cedar trees of the Tongass have been a source of timber for the logging industry.

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to end a nearly two-decade long limit on logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest. Local officials have pushed for looser restrictions to boost the economy.

(Image credit: Elissa Nadworny/NPR)

  • October 16th 2019 at 00:24

The Deadly Fight To Protect Brazil's Amazon

By Philip Reeves

Brazilian activists fighting to protect the Amazon from deforestation face violent opposition — sometimes, death. Scores of people fighting to protect the forest have been killed in recent years.

  • October 14th 2019 at 21:54

Cargo Ship In Georgia Leaked Oil In Marsh After Overturning

By Emma Hurt
A Moran tugboat nears the stern of the vessel Golden Ray as it lays on its side in Jekyll Island, Ga. The ship capsized last month and is still there on its side, leaking an unknown amount of fuel and oil.

A 400-person, 70-vessel recovery effort is working to minimize the potential environmental damage from a capsized cargo ship off the Georgia coast.

(Image credit: Stephen B. Morton/AP)

  • October 14th 2019 at 21:54

Pumping Oxygen In A Lake To Try To Save Fish Facing Climate Change

By Jes Burns
Mohammed Bawazeer (left) and Ian Riley carry a battery that will power the aeration system on Upper Klamath Lake for 32 hours, even if the sun isn

As the climate warms, many U.S. lakes are seeing more algal blooms, low oxygen levels and stressed out fish species. One team in Oregon hopes that pumping oxygen into the water can help.

(Image credit: Jes Burns/OPB)

  • October 14th 2019 at 16:01

Death Toll Climbs After Typhoon Hits Japan

By Rebecca Hersher
Typhoon Hagibis left overturned cars and mud-slicked streets in Hoyasu, Japan. Rescue crews are still combing through areas that flooded after extreme rain caused rivers to break through levees.

More than 50 people are dead in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis, which dropped extreme amounts of rain over the weekend and caused catastrophic flooding in residential areas.

(Image credit: Jae C. Hong/AP)

  • October 14th 2019 at 15:32

Southern California Wildfires Rage

Firefighters are battling several wildfires in California, including the Saddleridge fire in Los Angeles County, which has burned more than 7,500 acres.

  • October 12th 2019 at 23:08

Philadelphia Promotes Tap Water Amid National Distrust

By Dana Bate

Philadelphia is trying to convince residents to drink tap water. But national studies show low-income and minority groups are less likely to trust public water.

  • October 12th 2019 at 23:08

Typhoon Hagibis Leaves 2 Dead As Flooding And Landslides Threaten More Lives

By Alexander Tuerk
Workers stack sandbags at a construction site in preparation for Typhoon Hagibis on Enoshima Island, Kamakura, west of Tokyo on Friday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The typhoon, which has now passed to the northeast of Tokyo, was the largest to hit Japan in 61 years, since the 1958 Kanogawa Typhoon that killed more than 1,200 people.

(Image credit: Jae C. Hong/AP)

  • October 12th 2019 at 22:46

Wildfires In Southern California

By Nathan Rott

Wildfires in Southern California have burned over 47,000 acres and forced tens of thousands to evacuate. High winds and dry conditions are causing the fires to spread quickly.

  • October 12th 2019 at 14:12

PHOTOS: After The Storm, Haitians In The Bahamas Depend On The Kindness Of Strangers

By Cheryl Diaz Meyer
A month after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, Sherrine Petit Homme LaFrance gets a hug from husband Ferrier Petit Homme. The storm destroyed their home on Grand Abaco Island. They are now living with China Laguerre in Nassau.

One woman turned her home into an ad hoc shelter for Haitians displaced by the storm and facing discrimination.

(Image credit: Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR)

  • October 12th 2019 at 13:00

Wildfires Continue To Burn, Force Evacuations In Southern California

By Nathan Rott

Wildfires in Southern California have burned dozens of homes overnight and are forcing mandatory evacuations. They're being fueled by dry conditions and fanned by 70 mph winds.

  • October 11th 2019 at 23:20

Intentional Blackouts In Northern California Continue

By Laura Klivans

The intentional blackout in northern California is now in its third day. The longer it lasts, the harder it is for residents, businesses, and governments to cope.

  • October 11th 2019 at 22:18

EPA Proposes New Regulations For Lead In Drinking Water

By Paolo Zialcita
The issue of lead levels in water was brought to national attention during the Flint water crisis, which started in 2014.

The new proposal is being criticized for not proactively replacing lead service lines across the nation. It also keeps the same threshold for lead in drinking water that the U.S. currently has.

(Image credit: Paul Sancya/AP)

  • October 11th 2019 at 17:08

Border Wall Construction In Arizona Bulldozes Cactus Columns

By John Burnett

President Trump's border wall is going up between Arizona and Mexico, and it's generating controversy because of its proximity to the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Native Americans lands.

  • October 11th 2019 at 11:10

California Bans Popular Pesticide Linked To Brain Damage In Children

By Richard Gonzales
California is banning a pesticide often used by growers of grapes, citrus, almonds and other crops. Sales of chlorpyrifos will be outlawed in the state as of Feb. 6.

State environmental regulators call chlorpyrifos "a toxic air contaminant" that is a health threat when inhaled or exposed to skin.

(Image credit: Eric Risberg/AP)

  • October 10th 2019 at 04:47
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