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Ty Cordingly and his dad at a local Gillette diner. He's seen coworkers leave the state for jobs and thinks Wyoming relies too much on the energy industry. Cooper McKim/Wyoming Public Media hide caption

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'It's The Stone Age Of Fossil Fuels': Coal Bankruptcy Tests Wyoming Town

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Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, arrived in New York Wednesday aboard a boat rather than a plane to emphasize the need to reduce carbon-emission damage to the planet. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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The Sunrise Movement has organized protests like this one in July in Philadelphia to pressure the Democratic National Committee to hold a primary debate focused on climate change. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Activists Push Democrats On Climate Change, A New Priority For Party's Base

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A bald eagle prepares to take off from a pine tree in Pembroke Pines, Fla. The eagle population rebounded after protections put in place under the Endangered Species Act. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Researchers Are Trying To Find A Solution To Cut Concrete's Carbon Emissions

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Give Up Your Gas Stove To Save The Planet? Banning Gas Is The Next Climate Push

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Flames and smoke emerge from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in Philadelphia on June 21. Experts say the explosions could have been far more devastating if deadly hydrogen fluoride had been released. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Experts Say U.S. Power Grid Needs To Change Before Shifting To All Renewable Energy

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As The Energy Market Changes, Another Coal Company Declares Bankruptcy

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Locals Support Trump's Decision To Allow Drilling In Alaska's Arctic Refuge

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David Smith Jr. is the second tribal chief of Arctic Village, and continues to fight drilling in the national refuge despite Congress's legalization of it. "I believe everything is going to come out on top for us," he says. Elizabeth Harball/Alaska's Energy Desk hide caption

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As Oil Drilling Nears In Arctic Refuge, 2 Alaska Villages See Different Futures

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The Environmental Protection Agency's final version of its Affordable Clean Energy rule is supported by the coal industry, but it's not clear that it will be enough to stop more coal-fired power plants from closing. J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Weakens Climate Plan To Help Coal Plants Stay Open

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In California's Mojave Desert sits First Solar Inc.'s Desert Sunlight Solar Farm. California is among the states leading the decarbonization charge. Tim Rue/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Going 'Zero Carbon' Is All The Rage. But Will It Slow Climate Change?

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Plants like this Darigold dairy processing facility in Portland, Ore., may see higher energy prices under a cap-and-trade plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Bradley W. Parks hide caption

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Range Resources was sued over the effects of drilling Washington County, Pa., in 2012. Reid R. Frazier/The Allegheny Front/StateImpact Pennsylvania hide caption

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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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Denise Brinley is executive director at the Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Energy. The state produces "playbooks" to highlight ways old coal power plant sites could be redeveloped. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Finding New Opportunity For Old Coal-Fired Power Plant Sites

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