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Rattan Lal, an Indian-born scientist, has devoted his career to finding ways to capture carbon from the air and store it in soil. Ken Chamberlain/OSU/CFAES hide caption

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A Prophet Of Soil Gets His Moment Of Fame

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Homes destroyed by Cyclone Idai litter the riverbanks of Buzi district, Mozambique. Weather forecasters there say they do not have all the resources they need to cope with more extreme weather affecting the country as a result of climate change. Nichole Sobecki/VII for NPR hide caption

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Meteorologists Can't Keep Up With Climate Change In Mozambique

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Stacy Jupiter, a newly named MacArthur Fellow, poses with a puppet used in a show she staged for kids about how to protect fish. Jupiter is a marine scientist who works on ocean issues in Fiji. Rebecca Weeks hide caption

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Around the globe, people are searching for ways to reduce plastic waste. Above: Dampalit, a fishing community in Manila Bay, can't keep up with a constant influx of trash. Jes Aznar for NPR hide caption

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Teenage sisters Melati and Isabel Wijsen of Bali have received many honors for their efforts to ban plastic bags. Above: They accept the 2017 "Award for Our Earth" from Germany's Bambi Awards. Alexander Koerner/Getty Images hide caption

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How Teenage Sisters Pushed Bali To Say 'Bye-Bye' To Plastic Bags

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Some images from Goats and Soda's top stories of 2018. From left: changing the way we sit to fix back pain; is sleeping with your baby dangerous?; men walk near the site where the body of an 8-year-old girl, who was raped and murdered, was found. From left: Lily Padula for NPR; Fabio Consoli for NPR; Channi Anand/AP hide caption

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A little girl fills two jerrycans with water in the Korangi slum in Karachi. Fetching water is a duty that often falls on very young children. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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For Karachi's Water Mafia, Stolen H2O Is A 'Lucrative Business'

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The Sahara desert creeps up on a palm field. Fadel Senna /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Scientist Dreams Up A Plan To Stop The Sahara From Expanding

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Why A Drop Of 4 Degrees Made A Big Difference For A Garment Maker's Bottom Line

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The people of Rwanda are required to take part in the national cleanup day, Umuganda, on the last Saturday of every month. (Above) Getting grass under control in Kigali, the capital city. Forster/ullstein bild via Getty Images hide caption

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Tens of thousands of people live in villages on the edge of the Ankeniheny-Zahamena Corridor rainforest in Madagascar. A government policy now bans cutting down trees to get more land for farming. Mahesh Poudyal hide caption

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