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Low Snowpack In California Mountains May Mean More Wildfires This Summer

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Climate Change May Make The Snapping Shrimp Snap Louder

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An airplane arrives at London's Heathrow Airport on Thursday — the same day a court blocked plans for a third runway at the airport, citing the government's climate change commitments. Chris J. Ratcliffe/Getty Images hide caption

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A view of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, from the riverfront of a temple complex outside the city. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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'Houses On The River Will Fall': Cambodia's Sand Mining Threatens Vital Mekong

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What Climate Change Issues Mean To Democratic Primary Voters

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A protester holds a sign reading "The Oceans Are Rising But So Are We" at an Amazon employee walkout in Seattle, as part of the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20, 2019. At some companies, employees are putting increasing pressure on their bosses to act on climate change. Chloe Collyer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Better Late Than Never? Big Companies Scramble To Make Lofty Climate Promises

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Closing Of Coal Power Plants Means Debates On What To Do With The Water They Used

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Sell Or Stay? Australia's Fire Zone Experiment

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Porpoises On The Brink Of Extinction Face Daunting Odds For Survival

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Satellite images show the effects of a prolonged warm spell on Eagle Island, in the far north of the Antarctic Peninsula, NASA says. An inch of snowpack melted in just one day, the agency says. The blue areas in snow on the right are ponds of melted water. NASA hide caption

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Andrew Downs, senior regional director for the southern region of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, stands at the approximate spot where the pipeline would cross underground. Becky Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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Supreme Court Pipeline Fight Could Disrupt How The Appalachian Trail Is Run

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Lack Of Snow In French Alps Is Affecting Lower Altitude Ski Resorts

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