Tracy Smith, 38, and her children Hazel, 8, and Finley, 5, at their home in Houston. Smith is pregnant with twins and says she's a little more worried than usual about the approach of mosquito season. Carrie Feibel/Houston Public Media hide caption

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In Houston, Pregnant Women And Their Doctors Weigh Risks Of Zika

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Standing water and abandoned tires make Houston's Fifth Ward hospitable for mosquitoes. Courtesy of Anna Grove Photography hide caption

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Houston Prepares Now For Zika's Potential Arrival This Summer

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Mardi Gras Spectators in Mobile, Ala., in 2010. Buyenlarge/Getty Images hide caption

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For Mardi Gras, Les Bon Temps Rouler In Mobile, Ala., Too

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The Keystone XL pipeline was intended to connect to this pumping station in Steele City, Neb. Keystone's parent company is suing the U.S. government because President Obama blocked the project. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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Palm trees bend and banners rip on Canal Street as Hurricane Katrina blows through New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005 — 10 years ago Saturday. Ted Jackson/The Times-Picayune/Landov hide caption

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3 Views On A Tragedy: Reporters Recall First Days After Katrina

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Mississippi resident Ethel Curry stands in front of her East Biloxi home, which was rebuilt with the help of volunteers after Hurricane Katrina. Evelina Burnett/MPB hide caption

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Scars Of Katrina Slow To Heal For Mississippi Gulf Coast

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In the past decade, freshwater and sediment diverted from the nearby Mississippi River have turned what once was an open bay into a thriving wetlands area. Local environmental groups have planted thousands of cypress trees, attempting to create a marsh that will help absorb storms that pass through. Weenta Girmay for WWNO hide caption

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In Louisiana, Rebuilding Mother Nature's Storm Protection: A 'Living Coast'

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The National Hurricane Center introduced a new storm surge forecast map this year. This map, centered on New Orleans, is a prototype. NOAA hide caption

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10 Years Since Katrina: A Look Back At The Busiest Hurricane Season

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A boat collects oil that leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 near New Orleans. Chris Graythen/Getty Images hide caption

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5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Effects Linger And Recovery Is Slow

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