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Tracking health threats, one sewage sample at a time

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Dropping water levels in the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine have exposed fishing nets and roots of aquatic plants along the shoreline of the Dnipro river. Dmytro Smoliyenko/Ukrinform/Future Publishing via Getty Images hide caption

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Russia is draining a massive Ukrainian reservoir, endangering a nuclear plant

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Laurie's mother Stephanie, 75, died of COVID-19 in December. "I don't believe she was supposed to die," Laurie says. "I blame the misinformation." Stephanie had been wrapped up in a world of conspiracy theories online which led her to refuse treatments for COVID. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Their mom died of COVID. They say conspiracy theories are what really killed her

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Video analysis reveals Russian attack on Ukrainian nuclear plant veered near disaster

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The annual town meeting in North Andover, Mass., which dates back to 1646, was held outside on June 16 on a high school football field to help keep participants a safe distance from each other. Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

In 2009, Australia's deadliest bushfires on record destroyed Kinglake, a town just over an hour's drive northeast of Melbourne. The disaster had long-term effects on families. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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The Fire, The Virus, The Violence: Australia And The Lessons Of Natural Disasters

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In Manhattan, Isiah Turner isn't particularly worried about the outbreak. Other than continuously washing his hands and cleaning, he says, "it's just another day." (Right) Ali Sky isn't worried about her own health but says, "I'm really worried about my husband." Elias Williams for NPR hide caption

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Tuesday

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Sell Or Stay? Australia's Fire Zone Experiment

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A person walks through a shopping plaza in the Mong Kok neighborhood of Hong Kong. Fears of catching the virus have meant fewer people in public spaces. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Bushfires followed by intense rain can cause unsettled sediment and debris to contaminate local water reservoirs. Melbourne's water authority invested in catchments to combat this threat, though scientists are still trying to understand when and how these debris flows occur. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Coplan and Vierkandt catch up outside the Kids Plus office. Vierkandt calls Coplan her second mother. They have remained in touch over the years. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Bringing Together Young And Old To Ease The Isolation Of Rural Life

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Wednesday

Bottaro recognizes that the trees around her house pose a potential fire risk. She says that maintaining the vegetation in the backyard and creating defensible space around the house is one more step toward fire mitigation. Next to her house, the city hired goats to clear away overgrown raspberry bushes in a park. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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After Paradise, Living With Fire Means Redefining Resilience

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Tuesday

Efseaff says this area of land could serve the community in the future as a park and a firebreak. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Rethinking Disaster Recovery After A California Town Is Leveled By Wildfire

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