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Hurricane Sam has not triggered any storm warnings or watches, but forecasters are keeping a close eye on the storm, with it predicted to reach major hurricane status on Saturday. NOAA/Esri/HERE/Garmin/Earthstar Geographics hide caption

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In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. Jenny Kane/AP hide caption

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Wilma Banks, who lives in the neighborhood of New Orleans East, sits on her bed next to her nebulizer and CPAP machine. In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, when much of New Orleans was left without power, she wasn't able to power up the medical devices and had only her limited supply of inhalers to widen her airways. Kathleen Flynn for ProPublica hide caption

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Entergy Resisted Upgrading New Orleans' Power Grid. Residents Paid The Price

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A patchwork of national and state regulations require utilities to trim around their power lines. More than a dozen of the country's largest utilities told NPR that falling trees and branches represent a leading cause of outages. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Climate Change Is Killing Trees And Causing Power Outages

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One thorny issue facing President Biden at the United Nations: the defense deal he announced with Australia and the U.K., which left France so angry it pulled its ambassador from Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Says 'America's Back.' The World Has Some Questions

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Nick Prior adds a keeper to the box for his grandfather Verge to band its claws. Nick hopes to continue the family tradition but isn't sure lobstering is sustainable as a career. Shannon Mullen for NPR hide caption

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Maine's Next Generation Of Lobstermen Brace For Unprecedented Change

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Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement will require completely eliminating carbon dioxide emissions from coal-burning power plants like this one in Adamsville, Alabama ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The city of Austin, Texas, has installed cameras that let residents see rising floodwaters at key intersections. It also has online maps of flooded areas, which TV newscasts sometimes show. Eddie Gaspar/KUT hide caption

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Texas Offers 4 Lessons For Staying Safe In Flash Floods

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The 2020 Castle Fire burned the Alder Creek sequoia grove with extreme intensity, killing many of the 1,000-year-old trees there. Without any green foliage, the trees can't survive or resprout. Lauren Sommer/NPR hide caption

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A Single Fire Killed Thousands Of Sequoias. Scientists Are Racing To Save The Rest

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Gas Power To Electric Power To... Foot Power?

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Steam rises from the Miller coal power plant in Adamsville, Ala., in April. An industry group says a climate plan in Congress would shut down all U.S. coal plants by 2030 or earlier. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Commuters walk into a flooded subway station and disrupted service due to extremely heavy rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida on September 2, 2021. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images hide caption

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Climate Change Means More Subway Floods; How Cities Are Adapting

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For a forthcoming study, researchers with the U.K.'s University of Bath and other schools spoke to 10,000 people in 10 countries, all of whom were between the ages of 16 and 25, to gauge how they feel about climate change. FG Trade/Getty Images hide caption

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Homes that were sold by the Department of Housing and Urban Development between January 2017 and August 2020 are in federally designated flood zones at almost 75 times the rate of all homes sold nationwide in that period. New Jersey is one hot spot. Here, flooding from Tropical Storm Henri in Helmetta, N.J., this August. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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The Federal Government Sells Flood-Prone Homes To Often Unsuspecting Buyers, NPR Finds

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