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Big Apple Debates Storm Prep As Hurricane Season Begins

As hurricane season begins, New Yorkers are debating how to protect the city's 520 miles of coastline from major storms and rising sea levels. One camp favors giant offshore barriers to divert storm surge. The other says barriers are too expensive and too risky. They argue New York must learn to live with water by making streets, subways and buildings more resilient to flooding.
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The Economic Impact of Climate Change Policy

A new report shows worldwide carbon emissions have risen to record highs. Diane and her guests discuss growing pressure on world leaders to take action against global warming and the economic impact of climate change policy.

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Already Hampered By Floods, Midwest Preps For More Rain

Both the Mississippi and Missouri rivers are flooding again. The floods have closed the river to barge traffic near St. Louis and are threatening some small towns north of there following a levee breach. On top of that, more rain is in the forecast.
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When It Snows Ash: Life In Wildfire Country

In Southern California, a massive wildfire, called the Powerhouse fire, has consumed 50 miles of land northwest of Los Angeles. California residents face wildfire season every year. Grist staff writer Susie Cagle talks about what it's like to live in wildfire country.
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Niger Delta Pollution: Fishermen At Risk Amidst The Oil

Fishermen in a Nigerian community are facing environmental pressures stemming from the region's production of crude oil.

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America's Energy Future Beyond Oil And Gas

Natural gas production in this country is booming. On a far smaller scale, so are some alternative energy industries. Please join us to discuss the growth prospects for wind, solar and nuclear power in the United States.

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Environmental Outlook: Jellyfish And The Health Of The Ocean

Jellyfish have thrived for hundreds of millions of years, but now scientists are worried they’re doing too well. For this month's Environmental Outlook: What warming waters and overfishing mean for jellyfish and the health of the ocean.

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Volunteers Clean Up 125,000 Pounds Of Trash Along Chesapeake Bay Shorelines

Over 6,000 volunteers participated this weekend in the 25th Annual Clean the Bay Day.

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Remapping Our Awareness Of Storm Surge Danger

As with Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, nearly all deaths from hurricanes come from storm surge. The danger isn't well understood by the public, however, so the National Hurricane Center is retooling its forecast and warning systems to better track and alert vulnerable residents.

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