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Major River Flooding, Outbreaks Of Tornadoes: Is This What Climate Change Looks Like?

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John and Louise Hutchins stand in their garage in Fort Smith, Ark., behind a homemade sandbag barrier. They chose not to evacuate, in part because they did not think their neighborhood would flood. Nathan Rott/NPR hide caption

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announces his run for the 2020 presidency at A&R Solar on March 1 in Seattle. He says tackling climate change should be "Job 1" for the next president. Karen Ducey/Getty Images hide caption

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Gov. Jay Inslee Says Washington State Is A 'Template For Success' For The U.S.

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Rain obscures the view of a tornado on May 28 in Lawrence, Kan. Kyle Rivas/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Know How Tornadoes Form, But They Are Hard To Predict

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Oregon's Cap On Greenhouse Gas Emissions Opposed By Groups On Both Sides

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John Draper pours glyphosate into the tank of his sprayer at the University of Maryland's Wye Research and Education Center. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Safe Or Scary? The Shifting Reputation Of Glyphosate, AKA Roundup

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Jon Griggs has been ranching in northern Nevada for more than 30 years. Fires have always been a part of this landscape, he says, but in the past 20 years, he has seen a significant increase. Ashley Ahearn for NPR hide caption

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A Sea Of Sagebrush Disappears, Making Way For Fire-Prone Cheatgrass

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How Oklahoma Is Coping With Devastating Floods Across The State

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Rain Keeps Falling In Oklahoma As State's Levees Are Tested

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Solar panels cover cars parked in a lot nearby Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. The city aims to rely largely on renewable energy by 2035. Jaime Henry-White/AP hide caption

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Bottaro recognizes that the trees around her house pose a potential fire risk. She says that maintaining the vegetation in the backyard and creating defensible space around the house is one more step toward fire mitigation. Next to her house, the city hired goats to clear away overgrown raspberry bushes in a park. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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After Paradise, Living With Fire Means Redefining Resilience

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In Oklahoma, Tulsa Braces For More Flooding, Big Test Of The City's Levees

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Around 50 tourists and photographers were huddled near Mesa Arch in Utah to catch a glimpse of the sunrise in early May. Nate Hegyi/KUER hide caption

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Instagramming Crowds Pack National Parks

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A loaded combine harvester during a late corn harvest in Hamilton, Ohio. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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'American Soil' Is Increasingly Foreign Owned

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