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°F Slightly cooler today with showers possible this afternoon. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Nathan Rott

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Economic Concerns Fuel Campaign To Save The Sage Grouse

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Many in the West are backing an effort to keep the greater sage grouse off the endangered species list. By saving the bird, they feel they can save the culture and customs of the West as well.

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Fight To Save The Sage Grouse Finds Friends In All Corners Of The West

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether to list the greater sage grouse as endangered. Many groups, including some oil and gas firms and a conservation group, don't want that to happen.

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California Battles The Drought With Successful Conservation Efforts

Friday, August 28, 2015

California's cities managed to cut their water usage by 31.3 percent during July — surpassing the amount mandated by the state's governor because of the four-year drought.

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Drilling Deeper Wells Contributes To California's Subsidence Problem

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Parts of California's Central Valley are sinking faster than ever before. The subsidence is due to an increase in groundwater pumping, as drought-stricken farmers drill deeper to find water for crops.

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Beneath Alaskan Wildfires, A Hidden Threat: Long-Frozen Carbon's Thaw

Monday, July 27, 2015

As millions of acres of forests burn across the state this summer, there's growing concern about what impact that might have on permafrost — and how melting permafrost might affect climate change.

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Across Wild Alaskan Terrain, Firefighters Pick Their Battles

Thursday, July 23, 2015

With hundreds of fires burning in Alaska — some hundreds of miles from the nearest road — fire officials must decide which fires to fight and which to let burn by weighing potential threats and logistics. And in a place as rugged and wild as Alaska, the logistics can be very challenging.

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Alaska Wildfires Could Smolder On For Months

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Alaska's fire season is off to an unprecedented start. Millions of acres are burning across hundreds of miles of rugged terrain, making the challenging task of fighting fire in Alaska even harder.

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Wildfires In Canada And Alaska Drive Thousands From Homes

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Thousands of fires are burning in the continent's northwest, sending smoke as far as Tennessee. Some blame a brewing El Niño for the unprecedented start to the season; others point to climate change.

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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Kicks Off Victory Tour In L.A.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Fans gathered in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday to cheer the U.S. women's national soccer team. They've returned home after defeating Japan on Sunday to win the World Cup.

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California Rules An Uber Driver Is An Employee, Not A Contractor

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The California Labor Commission ruled that a driver for the ride-hailing service, Uber, was an employee, not an independent contractor. The decision could have huge implications for the company.

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Dolezal Controvery Sparks Questions About Modern Civil Rights Movement

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The controversy over Rachel Dolezal's racial identity has sparked many public conversations, including one about the challenges faced by white people who are activists on racial justice issues.

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Gap To Close 175 Stores, Cut 250 Corporate Jobs

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gap CEO Art Peck says the move is being made to streamline the retail giant as it moves into the future, but questions remain about its long-term relevance and outlook.

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Ceaseless Rain Hinders Search For Missing Flood Victims

Saturday, May 30, 2015

More than two dozen people are confirmed dead in flooding that's inundated parts of Texas and Oklahoma. Emergency workers are continuing to search for the missing, but more rain is expected.

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Administration Announces Controversial Plan To Protect Sage Grouse

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Interior Department plans to conserve millions of acres of habitat for the greater sage grouse in 10 states. The move limits areas where petroleum and agriculture development can take place.

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Love — And Legalization — Is In The Eire For Irish Same-Sex Couples

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ireland voted today to legalize same-sex marriage, making it the first country to do so by popular vote. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Irish journalist Daniel McConnell about the results.

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Oil-Soaked Wildlife Turn Up On California Coast, As Cleanup Efforts Continue

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Workers continue to clean the coastline near Santa Barbara, where some 105,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled. Several pelicans, both dead and alive, have been found soaked in oil.

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Boxing Fans File Lawsuits After Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

More than 30 lawsuits have been filed by boxing fans, bettors and sports bars around the country, alleging that the so-called "fight of the century," between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao was a fraud. They're suing for their money back and, in some cases, damages.

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Why Did Amtrak Train Accelerate Into A Curve Before Derailing?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Investigators say the train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing 8 people, accelerated as it entered its final turn. It's not known whether it was accelerated by the engineer or another source.

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8 People Confirmed Dead In Amtrak Train Derailment

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The eight people killed in the derailment of Amtrak's Northeast Regional Train 188 include a Wall Street executive and a Navy Midshipman. Others are still considered missing or in critical condition.

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NTSB Investigators Plan To Interview Engineer Of Derailed Amtrak Train

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Investigators are sifting through the wreckage trying to determine what caused the deadly accident. The NTSB says the train was traveling more than twice the recommended speed for the area.

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