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Baltimore is struggling to pay for the massive infrastructure and public health costs associated with global warming. As in many cities, flood risk has dramatically increased as the Earth has gotten hotter. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Supreme Court Considers Baltimore Suit Against Oil Companies Over Climate Change

Overwhelmed sewers. Flooded streets. Deadly heat waves. Baltimore is one of many American cities where the costs of climate change far exceed local resources. Should oil companies pay?

President-elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the Treasury Department, Janet Yellen, here in 2019, is urging greater federal spending to cope with the pandemic and to help boost the struggling economy. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Biden Transition Updates

Yellen Urges Congress To 'Act Big' To Prop Up Pandemic-Scarred Economy

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Yellen Urges Congress To 'Act Big' To Prop Up Pandemic-Scarred Economy

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Alejandro Mayorkas, nominee to be secretary of homeland security, is sworn in to testify during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday. Erin Scott/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Transition Updates

From Border Wall To Capitol Riot, Homeland Security Nominee Takes Senate Questions

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From Border Wall To Capitol Riot, Homeland Security Nominee Takes Senate Questions

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Baltimore is struggling to pay for the massive infrastructure and public health costs associated with global warming. As in many cities, flood risk has dramatically increased as the Earth has gotten hotter. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Supreme Court Considers Baltimore Suit Against Oil Companies Over Climate Change

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