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Sturgeon fisherman Bill Ford has filled Ceapa's boat, "Sturgeon Queen," with his morning's catch: a few gillnets full of wild, six- to eight-foot long Atlantic sturgeon from the St. John River. Courtesy of Cornel Ceapa hide caption

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A new Florida state law allows parents, and any residents, to challenge the use of textbooks and instructional materials they find objectionable via an independent hearing. Gulfiya Mukhamatdinova/Getty Images hide caption

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New Florida Law Lets Residents Challenge School Textbooks

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A view of the newly-erected wind turbine on Tilos, Greece, part of a microgrid that, along with a solar park and a renewable battery system, will power the island. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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Why Greece Has Been Slow To Embrace Clean Energy

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In 2006, Al Gore issued a forceful warning about the threat of climate change in An Inconvenient Truth. More than a decade later, he's followed it up with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Jensen Walker/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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'An Inconvenient Sequel' Is An Effective, Cautiously Optimistic, 'I Told You So'

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Hurricanes in 2012 and 2003 submerged parking lots and park benches, and flooded businesses along Annapolis' Dock Street. City planners estimate that, given the rise in sea level, by 2100 the flood from a once-in-a-hundred-year storm would be almost twice as high as it would be if such a storm hit today. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Mapping Coastal Flood Risk Lags Behind Sea Level Rise

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Ed Coker is a job steward with Pipeliners Local Union 798. He's a third generation welder and a second generation member of the Pipeliners union. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Environmentalists Provoke Pipeline Workers To Speak Up

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Looking Back At The Most Powerful Earthquake Ever To Strike North America

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Calif. Lawmakers Extend Cap-And-Trade Program Through 2030

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Inside The Global Seed Vault, Where The History And Future Of Agriculture Is Stored

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