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'Wind Chill' Gets A New Name

Guy Raz speaks with Greg Gust, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service for Eastern North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota, about new cold temperature warnings. The National Weather Service will start using "extreme cold alerts" rather than "wind chill warnings" in some cases to alert people about dangerously cold temperatures.
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'Epic' Storm Slams Alaskan Coast

A storm one National Weather Service meteorologist described as of "epic proportions" hammered the coast of Alaska Wednesday, knocking out power and forcing residents out of flooded areas. Carven Scott of the NWS talks about the storm and how residents are coping.
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N.Y. Plant's Neighbors Expose Regulatory Gaps

After residents of Tonawanda became sick, they rallied to fight high levels of hazardous chemicals emitting from a dilapidated plant. In doing so, they revealed weaknesses in the way the EPA regulates air pollution.
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Regulators Limit Menhaden Fishing

Fishing regulators are restricting the harvest of the menhaden to try to rebuild its population in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Flying Rhinos: Photos You Don't See Every Day

Researchers use a new, gentler technique to transport 19 rhinos out of a poacher-plagued region in South Africa.
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Virginia Excluded From Offshore Drilling List

Areas off the Virginia coast were not included in an Obama Administration offshore drilling plan that was released yesterday.

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Fla. Utility Customers Pay Now For Future Power

Regulators in Florida recently gave two utilities permission to begin charging customers for nuclear plants that won't be completed for at least a decade. To encourage development of nuclear power, Florida allows utilities to charge customers upfront for the costs. Now there's a movement to rethink that policy.

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