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People walk next to a gas station flooded and damaged by the impact of Hurricane Maria, which hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

- Associated Press

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies, twisted metal gates and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory Thursday.

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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2005, file photo, tourist Chris Farthing from Suffolks County, England, takes a picture of the Chaco Canyon ruins while visiting the park in Chaco Canyon, N.M. A group of archaeologists and professors is expected Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, to release a report on the potential effects of increased oil and gas development in an expansive region surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has become a flash point as environmentalists and tribal leaders look to curb drilling in the San Juan Basin. (AP Photo/Jeff Geissler, File)

Archaeologists: More protections needed for Chaco region

- Associated Press

Archaeologists, professors and other researchers on Friday called for more protections of an expansive area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park, saying increased oil and gas development has the potential to destroy parts of the landscape that could provide a better understanding of the ancient civilization that once inhabited the region.

Duke Energy reverses, will disclose coal ash disaster maps

- Associated Press

The country's largest electric company says it will publish federally mandated maps that it previously refused to publish, showing what could happen to neighboring properties if a coal-ash pit burst.

Official: Dam, other designs must consider climate change

- Associated Press

Climate change means engineers must fundamentally change how they design dams and other fail-safe structures to withstand ferocious storms that are increasing in frequency, according to the Texas state climatologist.

In this Sept. 7, 2017 photo, Gary Numan poses for a portrait in New York to promote his album, "Savage." (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP)

Electronic music icon Gary Numan returns to the spotlight

- Associated Press

While working on his new album, electronic music pioneer Gary Numan found himself stuck. He'd been working on a song all day in his Los Angeles home studio and his dark waves of industrial synth weren't crashing quite right.

Louisiana to participate in Pearl River cleanup

Associated Press

Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will participate in the first cleanup of the Pearl River to help quell a growing litter problem on the waterway that runs along the Louisiana-Mississippi border.

Lawsuit filed to stop mining near Yellowstone in Montana

Associated Press

Opponents of mining near Yellowstone National Park filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a decision by Montana environmental regulators to allow a Canadian company to explore for precious metals just north of the park.

Drought affects duck hunting wetlands in the Northern Plains

- Associated Press

When duck hunters in the Northern Plains take to the field this fall, they will find fewer wetlands where they can set up their blinds and float their decoys following a summer of devastating drought.