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A new plan to protect the water around the Seychelles.

The country’s granite islands and coral atolls sit within an exclusive economic zone of 1.4m sq km. It is here, in the ocean, that conservationists are working on a new way for small countries to protect their marine environment....

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As wildfires burn in west, ash rides wind high across U.S.

Wildfires in the Pacific Northwest this summer gave rise to dangerous air quality throughout the region, and generated plumes of smoke that spread across vast swaths of North America....

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Hurricane Jose staying off U.S. East Coast as Storm Maria forms.

Hurricane Jose is expected to pass east of the North Carolina coast on Monday and remain off the U.S. East Coast from Virginia to New England, while Tropical Storm Maria formed and is forecast to become a hurricane early next week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday....

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VIDEO: Trump responds to Hurricane Irma.

Seth Meyers takes a closer look at how President Trump is dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and a brewing storm in his own party over his decision to strike a deal with Democrats....

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Hurricane Irma: Dead seagrass mats filling Florida Bay after Irma.

Hurricane Irma left a massive footprint across the Florida Everglades. From Florida Bay to Shark River, signs of the Category 4 hurricane could be seen in vast mats of floating dead seagrass, mangroves stripped of their leaves, and rafts of seaweed pushed far ashore....

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AUDIO: West Obsessed: On dams and the rebirth of the Elwha.

In this episode of West Obsessed, High Country News’ Deputy Editor-Digital Kate Schimel and editorial fellow Emily Benson join Editor-in-Chief Brian Calvert to examine the lessons learned on Washington’s Elwha River, whose dams came down six years ago, and Utah’s Bear River, where a diversion is still being planned....

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