Rebecca Hersher

Rebecca Hersher appears in the following:

Puerto Rico's Tap Water Often Goes Untested, Raising Fears About Lead Contamination

Thursday, September 20, 2018

People in Puerto Rico don't trust the water supply, and with good reason. Local systems aren't adequately tested for contaminants, including lead.

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South Carolina Town Braces For Florence

Sunday, September 16, 2018

In the town of Florence, S.C., residents have been spared the worst of the flooding since Florence made landfall. But at church on Sunday, residents were on edge as flash flood warnings continued.

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Florence Evacuees Face 4 Nights In A Shelter, And No End In Sight

Friday, September 14, 2018

Residents who evacuated early in the week have already been sleeping in shelters for days. But Tropical Storm Florence still has days of rain and wind to go.

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Hurricane Florence Arrives In South Carolina

Friday, September 14, 2018

Hundreds of thousands are without power in North Carolina after Hurricane Florence made landfall. Meanwhile, the storm has begun to rip through South Carolina, where the worst is likely still ahead.

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Are Hurricanes Getting Worse?

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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Whenever a hurricane is on the way, the same questions tend to resurface. Are storms really becoming stronger and more frequent? And is climate change playing a role? NPR's Rebecca Hersher explains.

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Climate Change Drives Bigger, Wetter Storms — Storms Like Florence

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence — large, slow and full of moisture — is threatening to inundate the Southeast. It's a type of storm that's getting more likely to form.

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Industry Looks For Hurricane Lessons As Climate Changes

Friday, August 31, 2018

Hurricane Harvey was a wake-up call for petrochemical plants along the Gulf Coast to rethink plans for major floods. Some companies are starting to prepare for storms that are larger and more severe.

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Industrial Safety After Hurricane Harvey

Friday, August 31, 2018

Hurricane Harvey was a wake-up call for petrochemical plants along the Gulf Coast to rethink their plans for major floods. Companies are starting to plan for larger, more severe storms.

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Case Alleges Chemical Companies Should Prepare For Unprecedented Storms

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Criminal charges against a chemical company that flooded during Hurricane Harvey are raising two big questions: When is pollution an accident? And when is it a crime?

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A Year After Hurricane Harvey, Band-Aid Fixes To A Superfund Site

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Harvey flooded multiple hazardous waste sites around Houston. The cleanup is moving more quickly than it has in the past but it will still be years before most waste is moved out of the flood plain.

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A Grand Noodle Riddle, Cracked: Here's How To Snap Spaghetti Into Just 2 Pieces

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Humankind has long been taunted by the puzzle. Well, we've got some breaking news, folks — or at any rate some big news about breaking: The answer involves one very big twist.

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Wisconsin Reservation Offers A Climate Success Story And A Warning

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Climate change is causing more severe flooding around the country, and a disproportionate number of Native American communities are on the front lines.

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Climate Change Threatens Midwest's Wild Rice, A Staple For Native Americans

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

When harvests are bad, Native Americans in the region may go without rice for the year. And there have been a lot of bad years lately, as climate change causes more frequent and severe rainstorms.

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WATCH: The Science Behind Why Some Bullets Are More Destructive Than Others

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

How much damage a bullet does when fired at the human body hinges on physics. Our latest "Let's Talk" video shows and explains why certain types of ammunition cause greater havoc than others.

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Twitter Shares Fall, Ending A Hard Week For Social Media Stocks

Friday, July 27, 2018

Twitter's stock tumbled 20 percent on Friday, despite the company's growing revenue. It mirrored Facebook's sharp drop earlier in the week, as investors worry that social media growth may be ebbing.

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Hot Weather Spells Trouble For Nuclear Power Plants

Friday, July 27, 2018

Multiple nuclear power facilities in Europe have reduced their electricity production because seawater, which is used to keep the reactors cool, has been warmer than usual.

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Rising Seas Could Cause Problems For Internet Infrastructure

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Internet relies on a network of cables, many buried underground along U.S. coastlines. A new analysis finds sea level rise could put thousands of miles of cable underwater in the next 15 years.

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Get To Know Andrew Wheeler, Ex-Coal Lobbyist With Inside Track To Lead EPA

Friday, July 06, 2018

The agency's next acting chief has drawn praise as a capable administrator. But critics still say the transition from Scott Pruitt is a bit like "going from a train wreck to a house on fire."

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Scott Pruitt Out At EPA

Thursday, July 05, 2018

After months of ethics scandals and investigations, the embattled Environmental Protection Agency head has resigned, the president said Thursday.

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3 Charts That Show What's Actually Happening Along The Southern Border

Friday, June 22, 2018

The number of people taken into custody at the southern U.S. border with Mexico has been decreasing since 2000. Economists say the reasons people choose to cross the border illegally are changing.

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