Nathan Rott

Nathan Rott appears in the following:

Recent Natural Disasters Revive Political Discussions On Climate Change

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Following Irma, some Republican officials in Florida are calling on the Trump administration to address climate change. Will stronger storms and record flooding change this political debate?

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First Responders Make Quick Pivot From Flood-Ravaged Texas To Florida

Friday, September 08, 2017

With Hurricane Irma barreling toward Florida, federal agencies, emergency responders and aid organizations are making a quick pivot from hurricane-battered Texas.

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Your Apartment Is Flooded But The Rent Is Still Due

Friday, September 01, 2017

Friday is the first of the month, which means the rent is due — even for thousands of Houstonians who are living in evacuation centers or flooded-out apartments.

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News Brief: Houston Update, DACA, Kenyan Court Calls For New Election

Friday, September 01, 2017

Some waters have receded in Houston and some people have returned to their homes, or what's left of them. Also, an update on the status of the DACA program for immigrants.

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In Houston, Floods Push Impoverished Residents Into Crisis

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Poor neighborhoods on the northeast side were hit hard by the storm. But residents say they received little help evacuating, and now they are struggling to get basics: food, water and information.

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Poor Houston Residents Face More Challenges From Harvey

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Many of the tens of thousands of evacuees in the Houston area are lower income. They can't easily afford to miss work for long periods or pay for a motel for weeks on end.

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Flooded Streets, Full Reservoirs Capture Attention In Houston

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Two reservoirs and dams in the western part of the city are so filled with water that officials are worried they could breach. To move around some neighborhoods, such as Cyprus Creek, you need a boat.

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News Brief: Houston Update, Trump And Russia

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

We have the latest on the crisis in Houston caused by flooding. Also, President Trump has visited Texas, and we have the latest on the Russia investigation.

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Harvey Dumps More Than 40 Inches Of Rain On Texas

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

People in Texas are hoping the rain from Tropical Storm Harvey lets up soon. Tens of thousands of people have been forced from their homes, and the death toll is expected to rise.

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Hurricane Harvey's Flooding Continues To Expand In Houston

Monday, August 28, 2017

Houston braces for more rain from Hurricane Harvey as the scope of the flooding continues to expand. By Monday afternoon, the Coast Guard said it had rescued more than 2,000 people trapped in their homes.

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Trump Administration Revises Conservation Plan For Western Sage Grouse

Monday, August 07, 2017

A task force lays out changes that could loosen protections for the bird species renowned for its elaborate mating dance. The rules take into account "local economic growth and job creation."

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Tourists Buying Marijuana In Las Vegas Have Nowhere To Smoke It In Las Vegas

Monday, July 31, 2017

Recreational marijuana sales are booming in Las Vegas as tourists catch on. But under current Nevada law, there's only one place people can consume cannabis: their private residence.

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Climate Scientist Says He Was Demoted For Speaking Out On Climate Change

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Joel Clement, who was director of the Interior Department's Office of Policy Analysis during the Obama administration, says in a newspaper op-ed that he was reassigned to an "accounting office."

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California's Near-Record Snowpack Is Melting Into Raging Rivers

Monday, July 03, 2017

After a decade of drought, high snow levels this year are melting and turning California rivers into hazards. At the Kern River, at least six people have died this year.

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People Of Coal-Rich Northern Cheyenne Torn Between Jobs And Sacred Culture

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Despite high unemployment and poverty, the tribe has never touched the billions of tons of coal underneath its land. But new opportunities from the Trump administration could change that.

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Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Removed From Endangered Species List

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Interior Department has announced that it will end federal protections for the Yellowstone grizzly bear.

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Southern Baptist Convention Votes To Condemn White Supremacy

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Members of the denomination criticized an earlier decision not to vote on the resolution while condemnations of gambling and Planned Parenthood were considered and approved.

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Coal Towns Face An Uncertain Future. What Is The Country Obliged To Do?

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

As utilities transition away from coal power, what, if anything, do they owe the places that were built around supplying that coal? A Montana lawmaker is among those trying to make that case.

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Town That Helped Power Northwest Feels Left Behind In Shift Away From Coal

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Colstrip, Mont., is home to the second-largest coal power plant in the West. The plant's customers in other states are turning away from coal, so locals are looking for support in making a transition.

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Montana Town Exemplifies Coal Country's Uncertain Future

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The Trump administration has declared an end to the "war on coal," but Colstrip, Mont., is still feeling besieged. The town is a good example of how complicated the future is for coal country.

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