Hurricane Irene poses test for insurance plan

Aug 25, 2011
North Carolina passed a coastal insurance plan about two years ago, but will it be enough to protect homeowners from big costs?
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Disaster spending breaks records

Aug 22, 2011
Just in time for Hurricane Irene's arrival, U.S. disaster spending breaks $35 billion in 2011, tying the previous yearly record
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Building better cities 24 hours at a time

Aug 5, 2011
The Better Block Project aims to change perceptions of city neighborhoods with 24-hour civic strike teams
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Air quality advisories becoming standard practice in cities

Aug 3, 2011
During hot, stagnant summer weather, cities face the difficult task of promoting both safety and environmental friendliness.
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The impact of aging coal plants shutting down

Aug 2, 2011
New clean air rules are forcing U.S. coal plants to close. A cause for celebration? Not quite.
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Power and smoke: A nation built on coal

Aug 1, 2011
Coal has shaped America's history, but its power has come at a price. As Americans use more electricity, we keep burning more coal.
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Mosquitoes swamp Florida

Jul 18, 2011
Mosquito control is an essential of life in Florida, but state and local budget cuts are weakening the campaign.
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Australia proposes carbon tax

Jul 11, 2011
Australia's newly proposed carbon tax would be one of the most ambitious carbon plans outside of the European Union. But with the world's biggest polluters unwilling to cap their greenhouse gas emissions, many Australians are rallying against the proposed tax.
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Crews rush to clean up Exxon pipeline spill on Yellowstone River

Jul 5, 2011
Montana's tourism business, and drinking water in cities downstream, are on the line as crews race to clean up oil spill along the Yellowstone River
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Environmentalists, timber industry team up to fight wildfires

Jun 23, 2011
The Wallow Fire is Arizona's largest fire ever. But a new business venture could help pay to protect other forests in the Western U.S.
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