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Carbon Engineering CEO Steve Oldham stands in front of the company's Squamish, British Columbia, pilot plant. It uses a chemical process to extract carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into a fuel similar to crude oil. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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How One Company Pulls Carbon From The Air, Aiming To Avert A Climate Catastrophe

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A motorists on Highway 101 watches flames from the Thomas fire leap above the roadway north of Ventura, Calif., in December 2017. Hundreds of homes were destroyed in what was then California's most destructive wildfire. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Fire-Resistant Is Not Fire-Proof, California Homeowners Discover

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Waves crash on the shore of Utqiaġvik in late October. Billy Adams, who has lived in the Arctic town his whole life, says that when he was growing up, by October there was almost always enough ice attached to shore that he could go hunting ringed seals on it. Ravenna Koenig / Alaska's Energy Desk hide caption

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How A Shorter Sea Ice Season Is Changing Life In The Arctic

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Ed Fuller and his wife, Sandra, are rebuilding their Ventura, Calif., home after it was destroyed in last year's Thomas Fire. Stephanie O'Neill for NPR hide caption

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After Devastating Fire, Ventura Residents Push To Get Back Home For The Holidays

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Researchers say they've found a way to let queen bees pass on immunity to a devastating disease called American foulbrood. The infectious disease is so deadly, many states and beekeeping groups recommend burning any hive that's been infected. Here, a frame from a normal hive is seen in a photo from 2017. Bernadett Szabo/Reuters hide caption

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Tristram Stuart: Can Feeding Scraps To Livestock Help Tackle The Food Waste Crisis?

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Kate Orff: How Can Oysters Revive New York City's Waterways?

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David Katz: How Can We Address Ocean Plastic Pollution And Poverty At The Same Time?

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Jessi Arrington: How Can Thrifting Clothes Help The Environment — And Your Style?

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Kate Raworth: How Can We Create A Thriving Economy For Ourselves And The Planet?

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Sugar maple trees need snow to keep their roots warm. This allows them to grow fast enough to help maintain people's livelihoods while also absorbing carbon dioxide emissions. Jonathan Lesage/Getty Images hide caption

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The greater sage grouse is viewed as an "indicator" species for the health of the sagebrush steppe ecosystem. Tom Koerner/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hide caption

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California predicts mandatory solar panel installations will add nearly $10,000 to the upfront cost of a home — money that will be recouped through energy savings. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Thick clouds emanate from a coal-burning power plant in Baishan, in the Jilin province of China. In an effort to boost its economy, China has recently started greenlighting coal projects that had been on hold. Christian Petersen-Clausen/Getty Images hide caption

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Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Up Again. What Now, Climate?

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