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Study: Americans Less Fearful Of Storms Named After Women

People are less likely to seek shelter or otherwise prepare for storms given female names, researchers say. As a result, such storms result in nearly twice as many deaths as those with male names.
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With New EPA Rules, McCarthy Sees Economic Upside In Health Savings

For more on the new pollution regulations, Robert Siegel speaks with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy about her agency's carbon emission plan.
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EPA Lays Out Centerpiece To Obama's Climate Change Policy

The Obama administration is announcing new pollution standards Monday. The rules, key elements of President Obama's climate change policy, may decide the fate of coal-fired power plants in the U.S.
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EPA Chief Says Greenhouse Gas Rules Will Save Country Billions

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy calls new rules on greenhouse gas reduction perhaps the most significant in the agency's history.
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Jacques Cousteau's Grandson Plans To Spend A Month Underwater

Fabien Cousteau and a crew of five headed down to the underwater laboratory Aquarius, just off the Florida Keys, on Sunday. He and his team intend to stay submerged until July 2.
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EPA Unveils New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

The draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency has sparked opposition from industry groups who say the changes would be prohibitively expensive.
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Even If Keystone Pipeline Rejected, Oil May Still Cross Neb. By Rail

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline has generated controversy, especially in Nebraska, where opposition to transporting crude from the oil sands of Canada has delayed a national decision on the project.
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EPA To Propose Rules To Deeply Cut Power Plant Emissions

On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose rules to regulate the amount of carbon pollution existing facilities can release. The EPA reportedly is seeking a 30 percent cut.
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Obama To Wield Executive Power To Limit Carbon Emissions

President Obama plans to announce Monday his most ambitious plan yet to combat climate change. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Princeton professor Michael Oppenheimer about the significance of the plan.
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Oklahoma's Extreme Drought Has Wheat Farmers Bracing For Worst

Four years of crippling drought has withered the agricultural economies of Great Plains states like Oklahoma. The USDA forecasts this year's wheat crop will be half what it would be in a good year.

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