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'I Don't Believe This Is Happening': 911 Call Reveals Chaos After Delta Fuel Dump

Mon, 2020/02/03 - 5:09pm

NPR has obtained audio of a 911 call made immediately after a Delta plane dropped 15,000 gallons of jet fuel over the Los Angeles area, including on the playground of an elementary school.

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Climate And Floodwaters Are Top Of Mind For Some Iowa Voters

Mon, 2020/02/03 - 3:09pm

Davenport, Iowa, faced historic flooding last year that damaged much of the city's downtown riverfront. Business owners are concerned about future floods and how climate change plays a part.

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Sadness And Worry After 2 Men Connected To Butterfly Sanctuary Are Found Dead

Mon, 2020/02/03 - 2:40pm

Millions of monarch butterflies migrate to the mountains of Mexico each winter. Authorities are now investigating the apparent murders of an activist and tour guide at the Michoacán reserve.

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As Regulations Roll Back, Could Clean Water Protection Business Dry Up?

Sat, 2020/02/01 - 8:32am

The Trump administration is stripping clean water protections put in place by President Barack Obama, and some in the industry worry that the regulatory changes will threaten their business.

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Activists Will Use Super Bowl To Raise Awareness About The Environment

Fri, 2020/01/31 - 3:01am

When crowds of NFL fans converge on Miami for this weekend's Super Bowl, they may encounter environmental activists and a local host committee raising awareness about ocean health and the everglades.

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White House Moves To Formally Decriminalize Accidentally Killing Birds

Thu, 2020/01/30 - 4:54pm

Wildlife protection groups are decrying the proposal as an attempt to gut a century-old law that protects birds, while industry groups say they have long been hamstrung by the threat of legal action.

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