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Gas stoves emit pollution into your house and they are connected to a production and supply system that leaks the powerful greenhouse gas methane during drilling, fracking, processing and transport. Meredith Miotke for NPR hide caption

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We need to talk about your gas stove, your health and climate change

Americans love their gas stoves, but they pollute homes and are connected to a supply system that leaks methane. That's part of a battle as more people face a decision about switching to electric.

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Gas stoves emit pollution into your house and they are connected to a production and supply system that leaks the powerful greenhouse gas methane during drilling, fracking, processing and transport. Meredith Miotke for NPR hide caption

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We need to talk about your gas stove, your health and climate change

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We Were Never There Nym

COVID-19 survivors gather in New York and place stickers representing lost relatives on a wall in remembrance of those who have died during the pandemic. Stefan Jeremiah/AP hide caption

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COVID deaths leave thousands of U.S. kids grieving parents or primary caregivers

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Shell Beach The Mattson 2
Naima's Dream The Mattson 2
A Whole New World Adam Jacobs & Courtney Reed
Overture Alan Menken

Rick Cosyns, a farmer in Madera, Calif., relied on water from the aquifer in years of drought. In other years he could replenish the aquifer with water from the San Joaquin River. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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New protections for California's aquifers are reshaping the state's Central Valley

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Luke and Holly Barrón live in Oklahoma with their three sons, 7-year-old Reid, 5-year-old Holden and 2-year-old Conley. Their oldest son, Keaton (pictured here), died in 2018 when he was 8 years old following a battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia that began when he was 2 1/2. Part of what made Keaton so special was how much he cared about others, his family said. Holly Barrón hide caption

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Holly Barrón

An Oklahoma family has been named the kindest in the country

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