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Protesters disrupt construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in early September. Trespassing near pipelines is now a felony offense in Louisiana, punishable by up to five years in prison. Travis Lux/WWNO hide caption

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Tougher Laws On Pipeline Protests Face Test In Louisiana

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A gas flare at a natural gas processing facility near Williston, N.D. The Trump administration wants to ease regulations on methane emissions from energy production on public lands. Matthew Brown/AP hide caption

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Kenny Babb walks down a staircase on his flooded property as the Little River continues to rise in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Coastal residents may have to accept floods as part of life. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Experts Warn Some Coastal Residents Should Consider Rebuilding Inland

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The Cassandra Curse: Why We Heed Some Warnings, And Ignore Others

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Double Mountain Brewery founder Matt Swihart grabs freshly bottled pale ale from the bottling line in Hood River. The ale is among the first to be sold in Oregon's new refillable beer bottles. Cassandra Profita/OPB/Earthfix hide caption

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Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge sits on land surrounding the famous Rocky Flats Nuclear Reservation that produced nuclear weapons during the Cold War. Dan Boyce for NPR hide caption

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A New Wildlife Refuge On The Grounds Around An Old Nuclear Weapons Plant

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Candace and Lawanda Jones are taking shelter at Conway High School in Conway, S.C. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Florence Evacuees Face 4 Nights In A Shelter, And No End In Sight

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