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In Fight Over N.D. Pipeline, Tribe Leader Calls For Peace And Prayers

Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline have been raging. Tribe leader Dave Archambault II says he's telling supporters "not to react to any form of aggression that law enforcement brings."
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Jet Noise Is No Joke For Residents Burned By Report About Airport Complaints

Nobody wants to own up to making thousands of complaints about noise from planes flying out of Reagan National Airport. But nearby residents say the noise definitely has gotten worse recently. And there appears to be a specific reason — a new air traffic control system.


After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.

Settlement Deal Reached In 2014 West Virginia Chemical Spill

Residents affected by a leak of a coal-washing chemical into the Elk River reached a deal with a chemical company. A class-action suit against a water company was set to move forward in federal court.

Oregon Occupation Trial Draws Crowds, But Still No Verdict

The jury was struggling to reach a verdict in the trial of Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five other people in connection with the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon.

Volkswagen Agrees To $14.7 Billion Settlement In Emissions Cheating Scandal

Nearly 500,000 dirty diesel vehicles could be taken off the roads under a settlement approved by a judge in the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal. VW has agreed to pay up to $14.7 billion to resolve claims from consumers and the U.S. government. Customers will be compensated under a VW buyback program, and the company will also pay to offset the pollution caused by the rigged diesel vehicles.

Antarctica's Ice Sheets Are Melting Faster — And From Beneath

Researchers say the ice is melting more quickly than they've ever seen. They think it's because warm water is circulating under the ice shelf, and that the melting process appears to be irreversible.

Waste, Families Left Behind As Nuclear Plants Close

The Fort Calhoun nuclear plant in Nebraska shuts down Monday, 17 years ahead of schedule. It is just the latest U.S. nuclear plant to close because it can't compete with other cheaper energy.

After Hurricane Matthew, Town Wonders: Rebuild Or Relocate?

Flooding from Hurricane Matthew wrecked hundreds of homes in Princeville, N.C. It's the second time the town has flooded in 20 years. Now residents debate whether to rebuild or just relocate.

Wrecked Haiti Still Reeling From Deadly Hurricane Matthew

Haiti is still recovering from a Category 4 storm that ravaged its southern coast two weeks ago. Scott Simon speaks with Chief Medical Officer Joanna Cherry of Hospital Bernard Mevs in Port-Au-Prince.