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Smoke rises from a burning chemical plant after the passing of Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 27. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Fueled By Climate Change, Hurricanes Are Causing Industrial Accidents. Who's Liable?

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The Tongass National Forest, near Ketchikan, Alaska. The Trump Administration is set to remove long-standing protections against logging and development in the forest. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Sir David Attenborough, shown here during a ceremony last September, broke the world record on Thursday for the fastest time to reach one million followers on Instagram. Asadour Guzelian /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Benji Backer, president of the American Conservation Coalition, testifies about climate change during a U.S. House hearing in 2019. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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'Light Years Ahead' Of Their Elders, Young Republicans Push GOP On Climate Change

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On the hood of an electric car in Sacramento on Wednesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order requiring all new passenger vehicles sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035. Daniel Kim/AP hide caption

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California Gov. Newsom Calls Transition To Electric Cars An 'Economic Imperative'

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An aerial view of the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif., in May. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Wednesday that bans the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles in the state by 2035. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of a rescue crew work to free a whale from a sandbar off the coast of Tasmania, Australia, on Tuesday. About 380 pilot whales have died in the mass stranding, one of the largest ever recorded. Brodie Weeding/AP hide caption

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A satellite image shows smoke and some of the major fires in Western states on Sept. 13. Sean McMinn/NPR, Source: RAMMB/Colorado State University hide caption

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A man wearing a protective mask looks at piled-up trash in New York City on April 24. Cities are struggling with collection as the volume of residential garbage surges during the stay-at-home era. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption

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'Hard, Dirty Job': Cities Struggle To Clear Garbage Glut In Stay-At-Home World

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A helicopter prepares to drop water at a wildfire in Yucaipa, Calif., on Sept. 5. A firefighter was killed in the El Dorado blaze on Thursday. Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP hide caption

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Firefighters are seen on scene at Cressman's, a landmark Shaver Lake general store and gas station where only the sign remains standing after being lost to the Creek Fire in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains on September 11, 2020. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Conspiracies Add Fuel To An Already Challenging Wildfire Season

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Facebook Vice President Nick Clegg, pictured in 2019, tells NPR there's "real appetite for people to find out more for themselves" when it comes to climate change and factual information. Tobias Schwarz/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook VP Nick Clegg On New Climate Change Information Hub

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