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The earthquake comes on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage.
The contamination was found after the New York Times commissioned scientists at Baylor and Rice universities to collect and test the floodwaters.
The storm has already devastated the island of Dominica, and officials in Puerto Rico are warning residents to prepare for catastrophic winds and floods.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with seismologist Lucy Jones about how well prepared both cities are for a damaging earthquake and its aftermath.
The National Hurricane Center says Maria, a Category 5 storm, could hit the island between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Massachusetts has been losing forestland to development faster than any other New England state -- at a rate of 7,000 acres a year.
Getting carbon out of energy products is a hot topic these days. Advocates want to make Massachusetts the first state in the U.S. to transition to a low-carbon economy.
Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with catastrophic winds, leaving what one official described as "widespread devastation" from the monster storm now threatening Caribbean islands already ravaged by Irma.
US farmers up against it from shifting trade policies to a changing climate. We’ll look at the state of the US frontier now.
The rivers and streams of New England are littered with thousands of dams, and many of them are no longer actively doing anything other than clogging waterways.
St. Martin, St. Thomas and Tortla's ports have all been closed indefinitely to cruise liners. What does this mean for passengers as the winter season approaches?
Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Hugh Riley, secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, to assess the impact of the hurricanes on tourism.
Hurricane Maria is spinning toward some of the same Caribbean islands that were destroyed earlier this month by Irma.
Wildfires have been raging in the West this summer. We'll talk changing climate, wildfires, and how the Trump presidency is dealing with these challenges in Spokane and beyond.
Florida has long attracted Northerners looking to escape colder climates in the Sunshine state. But Hurricane Irma may make them reconsider. We discuss.
The Caribbean after Irma. We’ll look at devastated islands and the way forward.
David Foster's new book is "A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha's Vineyard."
The extent of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean is still coming into view.
Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with CNN's Clarissa Ward, who's on the island, about how people there are coping.
The trail of Irma. Trump and tax reform. Equifax outrage. Hillary opens the book on her failed campaign. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.