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  1. Puerto Rico's Tap Water Often Goes Untested, Raising Fears About Lead Contamination
    People in Puerto Rico don't trust the water supply, and with good reason. Local systems aren't adequately tested for contaminants, including lead.
  2. Father-Son Duo Turns Ruined Grapes Into Tasty Aid For Napa Fire Victims
    The Cates family has been turning excess wine grapes into raisins as a way to reduce food waste. Since last year's devastating fires in California's wine-growing region, they've expanded.
  3. Assessing The Contamination Brought By Flooding
    Aerial views of parts of North Carolina show whole buildings, including industrial livestock farms, inundated. Steve Inskeep talks with Kemp Burdette of Cape Fear River Watch.
  4. Footing The Bill For Climate Change: 'By The End Of The Day, Someone Has To Pay'
    As the risks of disasters grow, the insurance industry is adapting with them — and consumer advocates and others fear that the brunt of the bills will increasingly hit low-income homeowners.
  5. Flood Damage In The Carolinas Will Be Widespread, But Insurance Coverage Isn't
    Flood damage from Hurricane Florence will be extensive, but in North Carolina many don't have flood insurance. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey discusses the situation.
  6. Whales And Navy Sonar
    The Navy is rolling out its latest plan to manage wildlife in training waters. After years of legal battles, some environmentalists worry the Navy is backsliding in its latest plan.
  7. Tougher Laws On Pipeline Protests Face Test In Louisiana
    A number of states are making it harder to protest the construction of oil and gas pipelines. Recent felony arrests in Louisiana could be a test case for these tougher new laws.
  8. Trump Administration Eases Regulation Of Methane Leaks On Public Lands
    The proposal to reduce limits on methane emissions from oil and gas operations on public land is the latest move to roll back Obama-era climate regulations.
  9. Why The Way Hurricanes Are Classified Can Be Deceptive
    Meteorologists have been using a nearly 50-year-old scale to measure the wind speed and storm surge of a hurricane. But it's not a good measure for rain, which can often become the most dangerous aspect of a storm.
  10. Experts Warn Some Coastal Residents Should Consider Rebuilding Inland
    The Carolinas' recovery from Hurricane Florence is already raising difficult questions about repeated flooding.
  11. Protests Continue In Port City In Iraq Over Lack Of Drinking Water And Corruption
    Iraq's port city of Basra is a hub of oil wealth but is poor and angry. Protests have continued for weeks over a lack of drinking water and an excess of political corruption — with some blaming Iran.
  12. Floodwaters Rise In Carolinas, Taking Lives And Prompting Environmental Concerns
    The storm is blamed for 37 deaths in three states. More than 10,000 people in North Carolina are living in shelters, and thousands of people have been rescued from their homes.
  13. Flooding From Hurricane Florence Also Poses Environmental Risks
    Flood waters breached a pit of coal ash at a power plant in Wilmington, N.C., spilling heavy metals into a nearby lake. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Frank Holleman at the Southern Environmental Law Center about the risks of coal ash water contamination.
  14. Oregon Launches First Statewide Refillable Bottle System In U.S.
    The new beer bottles can be refilled up to 40 times and are designed to be easily separated from the rest of the glass in the deposit system, ensuring that they get refilled instead of recycled.
  15. Giant 'Pac-Man' Launched To Gobble Garbage Patch
    Last Saturday, the nonprofit Ocean Cleanup dispatched a device to help clean up litter in the Pacific Ocean. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Boyan Slat, the young CEO who came up with the idea.
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