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U.S. emergency-management chief Brock Long to resign
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U.S. emergency-management chief Brock Long to resign

The head of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, said he would resign on Wednesday, after overseeing the government's response to a string of record-breaking hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters.

Prince Harry highlights daily threat of climate change on visit to Fiji
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Prince Harry highlights daily threat of climate change on visit to Fiji

Britain's Prince Harry said on Wednesday climate change was a daily threat.

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Hurricane strands many in Florida Panhandle's poor, rural backcountry

Hurricane strands many in Florida Panhandle's poor, rural backcountry

While the attention of emergency officials, the media and even President Donald Trump has been focused on the devastated beachfront towns hardest hit by the storm, residents in battered communities farther inland said they were making do until disaster relief was able to reach them.

After Florence floods, the uninsured awaken to painful reality

After Florence floods, the uninsured awaken to painful reality

Only about 1 percent of homes in North Carolina's inland counties are insured through the national flood insurance program, according to federal data, compared with 25 percent to 50 percent of homeowners on the coast.

Florence seen testing North Carolina environmental codes on toxic hog waste
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Florence seen testing North Carolina environmental codes on toxic hog waste

Tropical Storm Florence could taint North Carolina waterways with murky coal ash and toxic hog waste as heavy rains test environmental rules written with milder weather in mind, carrying the risk of contaminating water with bacteria like salmonella, officials said on Friday.

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Hurricane Florence strengthens, churns toward US Southeast coast

Category 1 hurricane Florence gained strength on Sunday in the central Atlantic and is expected to turn into a major storm by Monday night as it churns over the open ocean and heads toward the U.S. East Coast, the U.S. hurricane agency said.
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Feature: Insurance turns to coral reefs and mangroves as ocean risks surge

Feature: Insurance turns to coral reefs and mangroves as ocean risks surge

Coral reefs, mangroves and even some fish could soon have their own insurance policies as the industry seeks new ways to boost protection for those affected by the ocean changes wrought by climate change.

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