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Tropical Storm Imelda dumped about 30 inches of rain on the Greater Houston Area on Thursday, resulting in over 1,000 high water rescues and at least 2 deaths.

For many residents, the flooding felt like Hurricane Harvey all over again. Here & Now’s Tonya Mosley speaks with Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) for the latest on how authorities are responding.

The recently released book “Dark Skies: A Practical Guide to Astrotourism” lists sites around the world where people can see the stars without light pollution.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with author Valerie Stimac (@Valerie_Valise).

This story is part of “Covering Climate Now,” a week-long global initiative of over 250 news outlets.


This week, the Trump administration announced it's revoking California's authority to set its own emissions standards ⁠— ending nearly 50 years of precedent.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” concluded its series run this year in a blockbuster final season that ultimately fell short of viewer’s expectations. However, the Emmys are set to pay homage to Thrones’ 8-year run, which may overshadow other contenders. Those include shows on other platforms, such as “Fleabag” on Amazon Prime and “Better Call Saul” on AMC, as well as HBO’s other programs like “Succession” and “Chernobyl.”

Bloomberg national political reporter Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) and The Hill senior staff writer Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) join Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson and Tonya Mosley to discuss the news in politics this week.

The annual Farm Aid concert, featuring Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt, takes place Saturday in Wisconsin. It’s a timely location for the decades-old benefit concert.

That’s because the state, still known to many as “America’s Dairyland,” again leads the nation in farm bankruptcies, and many dairy farmers are getting out of the business.

Chuck Quirmbach from member station WUWM reports.

This story is part of “Covering Climate Now,” a week-long global initiative of over 250 news outlets.


Many Americans go through great pains to recycle plastic. 

The use of the gender-neutral pronoun “they” has been gaining steam in the U.S. A group of researchers looked into what effect adopting this language can have.

This story is part of “Covering Climate Now,” a week-long global initiative of over 250 news outlets.


On top of rising sea levels, intense hurricanes and massive wildfires, climate change is also making it harder for us to breathe. 

The Federal Reserve cut interest rates Wednesday by a quarter of a point to try to inoculate the economy against slowing global growth.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Roben Farzad (@robenfarzad), host of the podcast and public radio show “Full Disclosure.”

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