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U.S. Coast Guard Continues Search For El Faro Survivors

The search continues after El Faro, a 790-foot cargo ship, sank last Thursday in Hurricane Joaquin. One body has been found, but family members and search and rescue crews remain hopeful.

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South Carolina Lowcountry Begins To Dry Out After Severe Floods

The risk of flash floods has subsided across South Carolina's Lowcountry. But overflowing rivers continue to pose a risk as residents begin to assess the damage to their roads, homes and businesses.

U.S. Settles Claims Against BP Over Deepwater Horizon Spill For $20 Billion

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch calls the deal "the largest settlement with a single entity in American history."

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India Says It Will Lower Rate Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

India released its pledges ahead of December's global climate change summit in Paris. "We want to walk [a] cleaner energy path," says the country's environment minister.

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What's At The Edge Of A Cloud?

Scientists soared through clouds with a new instrument that takes 3-D pictures of the edge. What they learned about the size and density of droplets surprised them and might lead to better forecasts.

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India Makes A Climate Pledge, But Insists It Has A 'Right To Grow'

India's economy has grown rapidly and the surge has been accompanied by a rise in its carbon footprint. The country has outlined what it plans to do in a pledge ahead of the U.N. climate conference.

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Endangered Wildlife Find A Safe Home On The Range, The Bombing Range

The U.S. military manages about 30 million acres of land that is home to some 400 threatened and endangered species. This raises a host of issues, but some environmentalists see it as an opportunity.

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EPA Sets New, Tougher Standards Aimed At Reducing Smog

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its much-anticipated ozone standards. The agency is setting more stringent thresholds for the particles that contribute to smog.

New EPA Rule Limiting Ground-Level Ozone Draws Fire From All Sides

A business group says the limit will hurt American workers. Environmentalists say it's not strict enough. The rule is intended to reduce the health damage of smog.

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EPA Issues New Standard Restricting Ozone Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency's new rule sets reduces the threshold for the particles that contribute to smog at 70 parts per billion, lower than than 75 ppb currently on the books. NPR's Ari Shapiro learns more from reporters Joe Wertz in Oklahoma and Mose Buchele in Texas.

South Carolina Hit Hard By Weekend Storm

October 5, 2015
People look out over damage caused by flood water October 4, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Tens of thousands of South Carolinians are without electricity, and the National Guard is assisting in search and rescue missions.

Judge To Rule On Temporary Halt To Cape Herbicide Spraying

October 4, 2015

A judge is weighing whether to impose a temporary ban on spraying herbicides beneath overhead power lines in parts of Cape Cod.

Hurricane Joaquin May Miss U.S. But Multiple Weather Systems Pose Concerns

October 2, 2015
LONG BEACH, NY - OCTOBER 02: A bull dozer builds sand berms on the beach in preperation for Hurricane Joaquin on October 2, 2015 in Long Beach, New York. The category 4 storm is currently near the Bahamas and has the potential to make landfall in the Long Island region early next week. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Bryan Norcross says even if Joaquin doesn’t make landfall, three weather systems affecting the area could cause problems.

New Ozone Pollution Rules Draw Fire

October 1, 2015
Motorists make their way out of downtown Los Angeles headed east on the Interstate 10 freeway on August 30, 2013 in California, where more Southern California residents are taking Labor Day weekend trips this year compared to in 2012, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. Some 2.44 million residents have plans for a trip of at least 50 miles from home this Labour Day weekend, with about 1.93 million expected to drive, up 6.2 percent from 1.82 million last year, according to the Auto Club. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Environmentalists say the new rule doesn’t go far enough, while business leaders say it could hurt the economy.

Hurricane Joaquin Bears Down On The Bahamas

October 1, 2015
In this handout from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Joaquin is seen churning in the Atlantic on October 1, 2015. Joaquin was upgraded to a Category 3 hurricane early on October 1. The exact track has yet to be determined, but there is a possibility of landfall in the U.S. anywhere from North Carolina to the Northeast. (NOAA via Getty Images)

We get an update from the Bahamas’ emergency management director and a resident who is currently without power.

As Hurricane Joaquin Moves North, Concerns For Heavy Rains, Flooding

September 30, 2015
In this handout from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Joaquin is seen churning in the Caribbean on September 30, 2015. Joaquin was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane early on September 30. The exact track has yet to be determined, but there is a possibity of landfall in the U.S. anywhere from North Carolina to the Northeast. (NOAA via Getty Images)

Meteorologists are watching the storm closely, as it makes its way north from the Bahamas.

Gov. Baker Pitches Energy Bill To Lawmakers

September 29, 2015
Gov. Charlie Baker testifies at a hearing regarding two energy bills at the State House in Boston Tuesday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Gov. Baker urged lawmakers to support his bills to expand the development of solar and hydroelectric power in Massachusetts.

California In 2040: More People, More Heat

September 29, 2015
The Los Angeles Aqueduct ends at the Los Angeles Resevoir in Sylmar, Calif. (Mae Ryan/KPCC)

Public radio station KPCC is using data to project how hot, dry and crowded California will get by the year 2040.

Shell To Stop Drilling In Arctic Waters ‘For The Foreseeable Future’

September 28, 2015
The Shell logo is pictured outside a Shell petrol station in central London on January 17, 2014. (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

After years of work and more than $7 billion in investment, the oil company said it will stop exploring Arctic waters for oil and gas.

Photos: Sunday’s Supermoon And Lunar Eclipse Captured Around The World

September 28, 2015
Earth's shadow obscures the view of a so-called supermoon during a total lunar eclipse on Sunday near Lecompton, Kan. (Orlin Wagner/AP)

For the first time since 1982, a supermoon occurred on the same evening as a total lunar eclipse.

EPA: Massachusetts Needs Billions To Ensure Clean Water

September 27, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in its most recent projection, estimated it would cost the state about $7.7 billion to maintain its existing drinking water infrastructure.

Supermoon And Total Lunar Eclipse Coincide On Sunday

September 25, 2015
Events for the total lunar eclipse on the night of September 27–28, 2015. This version is labeled for Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Other versions are available for the following time zones: CDT, MDT, PDT, and without labels. Due to the Moon's slightly off-center path through Earth's umbra, the southern half of its disk should look slightly brighter during totality than the northern half. (Courtesy of Sky & Telescope)

Keep your eyes on the sky Sunday night. This hasn’t happened since 1982.

China Aims To Clean Up On Coal

September 25, 2015
Fifth annual Low Carbon Summit in Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi province, which is China's largest coal producing region. (Leigh Paterson/Inside Energy)

China consumes as much coal as the rest of the world combined, putting China in a unique position to help the planet in the fight against climate change.

Volkswagen CEO Resigns Amid Backlash Over Test-Rigging

September 23, 2015
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn attends the company's annual press conference on March 13, 2014 in Wolfsburg, Germany. Winterkorn announced on September 23, 2015 that he will step down following the diesel emissions scandal that Volkswagen has admitted could affect up to 11 million VW cars. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn announced he is stepping down after the company falsified emissions tests for its cars.

Sage Grouse Will Not Get Endangered Status

September 22, 2015
The Interior Department said today that it will not list the greater sage grouse as endangered or threatened. (Jeannie Stafford/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)

The Interior Department announced today that the greater sage grouse does not qualify for federal protection.

Celebrations On Appalachian Trail Lead To Concerns Over Trail’s End

September 21, 2015
Day-hikers scramble over rocky boulders on the Appalachian Trail below the summit of Mt. Katahdin in Baxter State Park. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

Officials at Baxter State Park have concerns about the effect of many hikers on the park’s natural state and are considering moving the north terminus of the trail.

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