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Once it is safe to remove the spent fuel from the pool, it's stored outside in metal casks. They are lined up on a concrete base, behind razor wire and against a hillside near the power plant. Olivia Sun/NPR hide caption

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As Nuclear Waste Piles Up, Private Companies Pitch New Ways To Store It

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A Chinese-backed power plant under construction in 2018 in the desert in the Tharparkar district of Pakistan's southern Sindh province. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Is China Placing A Global Bet On Coal?

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China's Infrastructure Plan Criticized For Harming Other Countries' Environments

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Sunset over the Carrizo Plain National Monument north of Los Angeles. The super bloom of wildflowers is fading to brown. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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'Lingering Fields Of Yellow' As California's Super Bloom Begins To Fade

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California Farmers Try New Strategy To Cut Carbon

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Seventh-grade teachers Rita Ibrahim John, left, and Anotinia Marquez Bero, right, must share a single room to teach their two classes. Cyclone Idai destroyed 32 classrooms at Eduardo Mondlane Primary Completion School in Mozambique. Tendai Marima for NPR hide caption

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The offshore oil drilling platform 'Gail,' operated by Venoco, Inc., is shown off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. in 2009. A Trump administration plan to greatly expand offshore drilling is on hold after a setback in court. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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Water from the Flint River flows through the Hamilton Dam. In 2014, the city switched from Detroit's water system to the Flint River, setting the stage for a crisis that sickened residents and cost the mayor and other officials their jobs. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Why Democrats Are Eager To Make Climate Change A Central Issue In The 2020 Campaign

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Pedestrians walk in Brooklyn on an unseasonably warm afternoon in February 2017, when temperatures reached near 60 degrees. To take action against climate change, New York City is requiring large buildings to retrofit their structures to improve energy efficiency. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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To Fight Climate Change, New York City Will Push Skyscrapers To Slash Emissions

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