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The people-plaguing Asian tiger mosquito, or Aedes albopictus, typically lays its eggs in stagnant water. James Gathany/AP hide caption

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Building A Better Mosquito Trap — One Scientist Thinks He's Done It

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Philadelphia International is among more than a dozen major U.S. airports vulnerable to sea level rise. Kimberly Paynter/WHYY hide caption

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Airports At Water's Edge Battle Rising Sea Levels

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A nanny goat and her kids near a popular campsite in Olympic National Park. The National Park Service wants to move goats to the North Cascades, where they are a native species. Ashley Ahearn for NPR hide caption

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Via Truck And Helicopter, Mountain Goats Find New Home

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This adult Anopheles gambiae mosquito — the kind that spreads malaria — was genetically modified as part of the study. Andrew Hammond hide caption

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Mosquitoes Genetically Modified To Crash Species That Spreads Malaria

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Resource Central employees Max Hartmann (left) and Neka Sunlin haul the MacFarland family's vintage toilet out of their Longmont, Colorado home. Luke Runyon/Freelance hide caption

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As West Grows, Water Use Declines Thanks To Better Toilets

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Pink ponds, like the one seen here, are common on hog farms throughout North Carolina. The ponds, called hog lagoons, collect the animals' feces and are used for waste management. Rodrigo Gutierrez/Reuters hide caption

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Overflowing Hog Lagoons Raise Environmental Concerns In North Carolina

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The plot of land on which the Walkers' home used to sit — and one of their cars — is seen after the 2017 Tubbs Fire. Courtesy of Monique and Cody Walker hide caption

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After A Wildfire Destroys Their Home, Family Struggles To Find 'A New Normal'

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Drinking water samples from homes in southwestern Puerto Rico are tested at Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in San German. Rebecca Hersher/NPR hide caption

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Puerto Rico's Tap Water Often Goes Untested, Raising Fears About Lead Contamination

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A North Carolina resident sits on his staircase earlier this week, staring into the water that surrounded his home after Florence hit Emerald Isle, N.C. Tom Copeland/AP hide caption

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Footing The Bill For Climate Change: 'By The End Of The Day, Someone Has To Pay'

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Protesters disrupt construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in early September. Trespassing near pipelines is now a felony offense in Louisiana, punishable by up to five years in prison. Travis Lux/WWNO hide caption

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Tougher Laws On Pipeline Protests Face Test In Louisiana

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