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Norfolk, Va., Puts Flooding Survival Plan To The Test

The city has spent many years studying how to survive flooding in an era of rising sea levels. The centerpiece of its survival strategy is a comprehensive plan to keep water out of some of the most vulnerable neighborhoods.
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EPA: Hyundai, Kia Exaggerated Fuel Economy Ratings

U.S. regulators have found that Hyundai and Kia motor corporations have overstated the fuel economy for many of their vehicles. Melissa Block speaks with Jerry Hirsch of the Los Angeles Times about the issue and what it means for the auto makers that had been on the rise in the U.S market.
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Sandy Recovery Effort Faces A New Storm

A week after Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast, temperatures are dropping and forecasters warn of another storm on the way. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands remain without power, gas shortages continue and tens of thousands still don't know when they'll be able to return to their homes.
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Assateague Island National Seashore Partially Reopens

A portion of Maryland's Assateague Island National Seashore has partially reopened, after sustaining storm damage last week.

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Seeing Sandy From Space

What does satellite imagery reveal about Hurricane Sandy? Owen Kelley at NASA is using satellite data to visualize the internal structure of the storm and Marshall Shepherd, president-elect of the American Meteorological Society and the director of the atmospheric sciences program at the University of Georgia, discusses what made this storm so unusual.
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As Storm Recovery Continues, Looking To The Future

Communities along the East Coast are reeling from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, dealing with electric outages, flooded streets, damaged sewage plants and fractured transportation lines. Can cities rebuild stronger, more resilient infrastructure to weather the storms of the future?
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How Obama And Romney Differ On Climate Change

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced Thursday he is endorsing President Obama, in large part because he believes Obama will do a better job addressing climate change. That phenomenon is on the minds of New Yorkers as they struggle to clean up from this week's devastating storm. Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Richard Harris about the science and politics of climate change.

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