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After years of protests against the Constitution Pipeline, New York recently denied a key water quality permit for the project. A new EPA rule would make it harder for states to do that. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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Members of the Florida National Guard are seen at a coronavirus testing site on April 27 in North Miami. Restrictions are easing, but officials worry people might now hesitate to evacuate during a hurricane. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Hurricane Season Collides With Pandemic As Communities Plan For Dual Emergencies

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The ancient Gondwana Rainforests of Australia were damaged by recent wildfires. A new study finds the world lost roughly one-third of its old growth forest in the past century. Nathan Rott/NPR hide caption

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Because of the pandemic, the Bureau of Land Management held virtual public hearings in April on a proposal to expand oil drilling in Alaska's North Slope. U.S. Department of the Interior / screenshot by NPR hide caption

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The Pandemic Cut Down Car Traffic. Why Not Air Pollution?

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Christiana Figueres speaks at TED2016 - Dream, February 15-19, 2016, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED Bret Hartman/Bret Hartman / TED hide caption

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Christiana Figueres: How Can We Choose Optimism — Even In The Darkest Times?

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Oliver Jeffers speaks as part of TED2020: The Prequel. April 22, 2020. Photo courtesy of TED. TED hide caption

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Oliver Jeffers: An Ode To Living On Earth

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Xiye Bastida: How Are Young People Making The Choice To Fight Climate Change?

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Tom Rivett-Carnac: How Can We Shift Our Mindset To Fight Climate Change Together?

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Three hurricanes form in the Atlantic in September 2018. Forecasters predict three to six major hurricanes during the 2020 season, which is above average. NOAA via AP hide caption

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Hurricane Season Will Be Above Average, NOAA Warns

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Our Pandemic Habits Cut Carbon Emissions, But It's Not Clear They'll Last

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Two men duck for cover as waves generated by Cyclone Amphan smash against a breakwater Tuesday in Chennai, India. Farther north along India's east coast, near the country's border with Bangladesh, officials are struggling to evacuate areas in the storm's path. Arun Sankar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Amphan, seen in a satellite image captured Sunday, is moving over the Bay of Bengal and is expected to make landfall near the border of India and Bangladesh this week. NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System via AP hide caption

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Are There Zombie Viruses — Like The 1918 Flu — Thawing In The Permafrost?

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Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah has been closed to visitors since early April. Peter Densmore/National Park Service hide caption

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Though Closed To The Public, Bryce Canyon Still Teems With Life

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The San Gabriel Mountains are seen under a clear sky beyond downtown Los Angeles. Air quality in the U.S. and elsewhere has been improved by reduced traffic from coronavirus restrictions and weeks of rainstorms. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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'Why We Swim' Looks For Answers In People And Places Across The Globe

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