"The floods that hit Louisiana last month were caused by rainfall that was unlike anything seen there in centuries."
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"Tropical Storm Julia formed late Tuesday night and is now spinning inland across southeast Georgia. ... The main concern from Julia will be heavy rain along the immediate Southeast coast through Thursday, which could result in flooding."
"The federal government announced Monday that it will work to increase the captive population of endangered red wolves. The move ends years of speculation that the government might abandon a 30-year effort to reintroduce the animals into the wild. The reintroduction project will be greatly restricted, however, and some wolves may be removed from the wild."
"A coalition of researchers, utilities and state regulators have made progress tracking an unregulated and unwelcome contaminant in river water feeding drinking water supplies. Can they stop it?"
"Jake Bowen slips slowly down a telephone pole, his boots fixed with little metal spears to grip the wood. 'It's just like starting all over again, but I figure a couple of years the money will start rolling in better,' he says, his face dripping with sweat from the Kentucky humidity. 'It has to be better on my health. I won't be breathing in the coal dust and the rock dust no more.'"
"Calling them potential 'weapons of mass destruction,' the Uptown Triangle Neighborhood Association has demanded that the city of New Orleans and the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad stop allowing rail cars and railroad tanker cars loaded with hazardous materials to be parked along the 2-mile stretch of tracks along Leake Avenue.
The association has been exchanging letters with city and Public Belt officials for more than two years over the practice, but both have refused to change the present policy of using that stretch of track as a temporary parking area.
"Conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking to force Drummond Company to clean up its Maxine Mine, an underground coal mine that has not produced coal in decades, but which the Riverkeeper group says is still leaching mine waste and other pollutants into the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River."
"On Sunday morning, the South Carolina honey bees began to die in massive numbers."
"Fierce winds and rain from Hurricane Hermine slammed Florida's northern Gulf Coast on Friday and power outages left tens of thousands of households in the dark."
"Solar advocates finally got a win in the Sunshine State on Tuesday, as voters approved a measure to get rid of property taxes on solar equipment."