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Thursday

Why a campaign has started to bring back some plants that have been forgotten

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Wednesday

Why growing wind and solar projects can't connect to the grid

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Friday

The San Vicente reservoir in San Diego County stores water from as far away as the Colorado River. Pumping water into a smaller reservoir in the surrounding mountains could store excess solar power until it's needed, when the sun sets. Dan Charles for NPR hide caption

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'Water batteries' could store solar and wind power for when it's needed

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Tuesday

Sprinklers deliver vital Colorado River water to a field of celery in California's Imperial Valley. The Imperial Irrigation District draws enough water from the river each year to cover 470,000 acres with 5 feet of water. Dan Charles for NPR hide caption

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Meet the California farmers awash in Colorado River water, even in a drought

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Wednesday

Zurich is expanding its district heating system, which delivers hot water and steam through underground pipes. With more buildings relying on this system for heat, there's less demand for natural gas. City of Zurich hide caption

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To fight climate change, and now Russia, too, Zurich turns off natural gas

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Friday

A car gets towed while people walk in the flooded waters of Telephone Rd. in Houston, Texas on August 30, 2017. THOMAS SHEA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

Dairy farms that capture methane from their cows' manure can earn valuable pollution-cutting credits through California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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How dairy farmers are cashing in on California's push for cleaner fuel

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Thursday

Flared natural gas is burned off at a natural gas plant. Methane, the main ingredient in natural gas, can leak from natural gas plants and pipelines. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A satellite finds massive methane leaks from gas pipelines

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Wednesday

Eric Balken in part of Glen Canyon. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Megadrought fuels debate over whether a flooded canyon should reemerge

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Monday

Exercise, such as cycling, can help treat patients with Parkinson's disease. PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

Picture of a sign warning about the presence of hippos in a neighborhood in Colombia, near the Hacienda Napoles theme park, once the private zoo of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

The driver of an electric car handles the charging cable to charge the car at a public charging station in Berlin, Germany. Carsten Koall/Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

President Biden signs the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, part of Biden's climate plans, in November on the South Lawn at the White House. Kenny Holston/Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

With the loss of Manchin's vote, Biden's climate change agenda may be doomed

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Tuesday

Cattle graze on land burned and deforested by cattle farmers near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil. Brazil is among the nations that have signed a pledge to protect forests. Andre Penner/AP hide caption

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Most nations are promising to end deforestation, but skeptics want proof

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Monday

Scientists are working to figure out how climate change influences tornadoes

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Monday

Activists protesting "greenwashing," in which a company or government appears to do more for the environment than it is, gather outside the JP Morgan premises near the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit. Alastair Grant/AP hide caption

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Carbon trading gets a green light from the U.N., and Brazil hopes to earn billions

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Saturday

World leaders commit to ambitious goals at U.N. climate summit

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Climate negotiations at COP26 center on timeline and aid to developing countries

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Friday

Negotiators are in the home stretch on the final day of UN climate conference

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As climate talks come to a close, not all the countries there are on the same page

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Wednesday

A stacker-reclaimer next to a stockpile of coal at the Newcastle Coal Terminal in Newcastle, New South Wales. Australia is a major coal producer. A new draft agreement at the climate summit in Scotland calls for ending coal power. Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

Participants are in the so-called "action zone" at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow. Christoph Soeder/Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

Halfway through COP26, here's what has happened so far and what lies ahead

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