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California Officials Say Thomas Fire Is The Fifth Largest In State History

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

California officials say the Thomas Fire advancing on Santa Barbara is now the fifth worst in state history. This announcement comes after firefighters lost ground in containing it over the weekend.


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How 311 Helped Understand Air Pollution After Harvey

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

NPR has obtained recordings of calls made by Houston residents fearful about putrid odors in the hours and days after Hurricane Harvey started flooding the city's petrochemical infrastructure.


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Thoroughbred Horses Killed In California Wildfire

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:22:33 -0500

NPR'S Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Dan Dunham, trainer at the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center. Several thoroughbred horses were killed there, caught in a California wildfire.


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Hundreds Of Thousands Flee California Wildfires

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:22:00 -0500

The fires in Southern California have forced many residents to evacuate multiple times within just a few days. That's leading to confusion about where to head next.


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California Wildfires Fanned By Santa Ana Winds

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

The largest wildfire in Southern California is in Ventura County north of Los Angeles. Fast-moving winds have caused the fire to scorch more than 95,000 acres since Monday night.


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Does Disaster Relief Favor Some States Over Others?

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:18:00 -0500

California House members have sent a letter requesting $4.4 billion in federal wildfire relief. Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Jeff Denham, one of the Republican lawmakers who signed the letter.


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The Latest On The Wildfires In California

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:33:00 -0500

Multiple wildfires are burning in Southern California. In Los Angeles, the hills around The Getty Center museum are on fire. A massive fire in Ventura County has caused tens of thousands of people to evacuate as well. Accounts of the damage done and the effort to control the fires.


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New Mayor Of Ventura, Calif., Faces Wildfires The Day After Taking Office

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:33:00 -0500

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Mayor Neal Andrews about the wildfire that has consumed more than 50,000 acres and thousands of homes. Andrews took office the evening the fire started.


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Tens Of Thousands Evacuated As Wildfire Grows In Southern California

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:42:00 -0500

A fast-moving wildfire in Southern California has burned more than 70 square miles north of Los Angeles. Santa Ana winds are fanning the flames and about 30,000 people have been evacuated.


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Native Americans React To Cuts To Bears Ears National Monument

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:41:00 -0500

The Trump administration has decided to shrink the Bears Ears National Monument. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Shaun Chapoose, one of the Native American tribal leaders who fought for the monument's protections in the first place.


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In Utah, Trump Announces Dramatic Decreases In Size To State's National Monuments

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:41:00 -0500

President Trump announced on Monday in Utah that his administration will dramatically shrink two national monument designations that protect federal public lands. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed shrinking both the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments earlier this year.


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