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Fire fears and state laws: Oregon's new approach worries some rural property owners | East Oregonian

Wes Morgan is an enthusiastic supporter of the effort to protect Oregon's rural homes from wildfire. His own, for instance. Morgan, who is chief of the Powder River Rural Fire Protection District, an all-volunteer agency with a...
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The next extreme floods could be even worse, a new study shows. But there's a way to prevent that | CNN

While it's hard to imagine flooding more frightening than what the St. Louis area and Kentucky saw last week, new research shows that more extreme events are coming, and if the communities impacted don't build...
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Extreme flooding, drought is making risk management difficult and ineffective, researchers say | ABC News

Risk management strategies for floods and drought may not reduce the effects of unprecedented extreme weather events as they become more frequent due to climate change, researchers are warning. In the past...
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Hawaii Is The Only State Not Seeking Federal Buyouts To Move Residents Away From Floods | Honolulu Civil Beat

When Bridget Mowat moved to Molokai from Maui in 1976, a sandy beach offered a protective barrier between her home and the ocean. In the ensuing years, the beach has drastically shrunk. The sea is now threatening to swallow...
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States Post Yellow Alerts to Try to Nab Hit-and-Run Drivers | Stateline

Debbie Geneau was on her way to the bank in Bakersfield, California, one afternoon in July 2020, when three cars headed in the opposite direction crashed. One hit the divider and went airborne, landing...
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Why So Many Cars Have Rats in Them Now | New York Times

New York -- For eight years, Libby Denault had taken her Prius to the same auto body shop in Brooklyn for tuneups and other repairs, which it always handled expeditiously. But in January 2021, the mechanics...
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