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Will Hanford Workers Finally Be Safe From Toxic Exposure?

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On Tuesday, the state of Washington, a Hanford union and a Hanford watchdog organization said they have tentatively settled a three-year old lawsuit over workers being made sick from toxic vapors from Hanford’s underground tanks.

For Rural Communities, Wildfire Brings Economic Help, Hardships

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Wildfire represents both risk and reward for some small communities in Washington. Walking the line between a "good fire" and a "bad fire" can be tricky.

Would You Lock Yourself In A Box Of Smog — For Science?

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If you could teleport inside a polluted box to save lives, would you?

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Overflowing Hog Lagoons Raise Environmental Concerns In North Carolina

Hog lagoons overflowed in the wake of Hurricane Florence, but it's not the first time farmers have had to deal with this. These lagoons are used to collect pig waste, but what happens when they fail?

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A Year Later, Extinguished Eagle Creek Fire Still Prompting Closures At Multnomah Falls

The Multnomah Falls viewing platform is scheduled to close temporarily Tuesday as trees and remnants from the Eagle Creek Fire get cleared out.

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Wildlife Officials Conclude They Killed The Cougar Responsible For Hiker's Death

Oregon officials are ending the search for cougars in the Mount Hood area where a hiker was fatally attacked. They say all evidence shows they killed the correct cougar a week ago.

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Yakima Valley Farmers Fight For The Future Of A Cascades Lake

Climate change is forcing us to rethink how we use lakes as water reservoirs. That's creating conflict between east-of-the-Cascades farmers and recreation-seekers from the urban westside.

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After A Wildfire Destroys Their Home, Family Struggles To Find 'A New Normal'

After losing priceless belongings to the Tubbs Fire that swept through Northern California last year, a couple tries to move forward. "Everything will forever be different for us," Cody Walker says.

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What You Need To Know About Portland Clean Energy Measure 26-201

Measure 26-201 would levy a 1 percent tax on revenue large retailers make in Portland to fund renewable energy projects and job training.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Experts Warn Some Coastal Residents Should Consider Rebuilding Inland

N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper says the state is confronting catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. The recovery will involve difficult questions about living with the hazards of water.

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Learning To Live With Wildfire

The way we dealt with wildfire for much of the 20th century was mostly dead wrong. That, we've known for decades. So why do we keep getting it so wrong when it comes to living with wildfire?

Our Favorite Mountains Are Under Siege. Blame Your Selfie.

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Like democracy and cute animals before it, The Enchantments mountain range is suffering from the misguided side-effects of social media — in particular, Instagram.

We’ve Seen The Future of Meat, And It’s Plants

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On this episode of ReInventors, we visit Field Roast’s test kitchen to learn how their chefs are creating the future of meat by fusing ancient Chinese recipes with traditional charcuterie.


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