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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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