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As water levels dropped in the marshlands this summer, the marsh water became too salty for the water buffalo to drink. Mootaz Sami for NPR hide caption

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The COP26 summit

In Iraq's famed marshlands, climate change is upending a way of life

Drought and extreme heat that scientists link to climate change are altering the UNESCO-protected marshlands. Iraq's average annual temperatures are increasing at nearly double the rate of Earth's.

A community worker delivers daily necessities to a household during quarantine conditions in the southwestern Chinese city of Ruili. Residents have taken to social media to complain about what they describe as harsh lockdown measures brought on by China's zero COVID policy. Wang Guansen/Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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One Chinese town has started a fiery online debate about China's zero-COVID policy

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Ikaris (Richard Madden) and Sersi (Gemma Chan) in Eternals. Sophie Mutevelian/Marvel Studios hide caption

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'Eternals': A Marvel movie for everyone who complains about Marvel movies

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Home builders at work in Sacramento, Calif. Democrats in Congress are trying to pass a bill that would make the largest investment in affordable housing in history and try to boost construction of more moderately priced homes. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Democrats are seeking largest ever investment in affordable housing

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In Iraq's famed marshlands, climate change is upending a way of life

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"There would be no song without prayer," says ÌFÉ founder Otura Mun. The groups latest album, 0000+0000 is out now. Trenity Thomas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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ÌFÉ's latest, '0000+0000,' is a mesmerizing, future-forward experiment

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