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Petrochemical facilities in the Houston area are assessing their hurricane preparedness after Hurricane Harvey. This oil refinery reinforced storage tank roofs with geodesic domes — the gray caps on some of the white tanks in the photo — to better withstand a deluge. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Industry Looks For Hurricane Lessons As Climate Changes

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Why Seattle Had The Worst Air Quality In The World At Some Points This Summer

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The harvest is bad for German farmers this year as the country has experienced the hottest summer on record and months without rainfall. Christian Ender/Getty Images hide caption

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German Farmers Struck By Drought Fear Further Damage From Climate Change

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A thick layer of smoke from the Carr Fire settles over California's Central Valley in a view from a jet earlier this summer. Fine particulate matter from drifting wildfire smoke mixes with industrial ozone and can become trapped between the mountain ranges. George Rose/Getty Images hide caption

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Industrial Safety After Hurricane Harvey

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Drew Calver, a high school history teacher and swim coach in Austin, Texas, had a heart attack at his home on April 2, 2017. A neighbor rushed him to the nearby emergency room at St. David's Medical Center, which wasn't in the school district's health plan. Callie Richmond/KHN hide caption

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His $109K Heart Attack Bill Is Now Down To $332 After NPR Told His Story

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A demonstrator holds a flag with an image of Earth during a protest against the Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on June 2. On Thursday a Federal Court of Appeal ruled to stop the expansion projects indefinitely. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Case Alleges Chemical Companies Should Prepare For Unprecedented Storms

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The city of Austin is installing cameras that will let residents see rising floodwaters at key intersections. Eddie Gaspar/KUT hide caption

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As Warming Climate Brings More Flash Floods, Austin Tries To Help Drivers

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As the climate warms, drought is killing large numbers of trees in California. Scientists are looking to the past to try to understand how the ecosystems of today may be changing. Ashley Cooper/Getty Images hide caption

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To Predict Effects Of Global Warming, Scientists Looked Back 20,000 Years

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'Gross Anatomy' Turns Humor On Taboos About The Female Body

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This summer's Carr Fire destroyed more than a thousand homes, largely on the western edge of Redding, Calif. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Will More Logging Save Western Forests From Wildfires?

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Some research suggests that having multiples increases a parent's risk of mental health concerns — like depression and anxiety — before and after the children are born. Don't be afraid to admit it, parents advise. Emotional support can help. Terry Vine/Getty Images hide caption

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Workers in dust masks wash fresh red bell peppers in smoky conditions outside of Eltopia, Wash. Even with the masks, the smoke is still causing tight chests, itchy eyes and dry throats. Anna King/Northwest News Network hide caption

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As Wildfires Rage, Smoke Chokes Out Farmworkers And Delays Some Crops

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