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The Oil And Gas Industry Is Booming, But Operators Worry About Slowdown Amid Shutdown

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When Gov. Brown Leaves Office, He Plans To Still Battle Climate Change

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Oregon Experiences Economic Fallout From Wildfire Smoke

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The Trump administration has taken another step toward selling leases to drill oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In this photo from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou migrate onto the coastal plain of the refuge in northeast Alaska. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/AP hide caption

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The Trump administration wants to limit the scope of a major clean water rule. It says the EPA under President Obama went too far in regulating isolated waters and wetlands far upstream from navigable lakes and rivers. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Trump EPA Proposes Major Rollback Of Federal Water Protections

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Carbon Engineering CEO Steve Oldham stands in front of the company's Squamish, British Columbia, pilot plant. It uses a chemical process to extract carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into a fuel similar to crude oil. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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How One Company Pulls Carbon From The Air, Aiming To Avert A Climate Catastrophe

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The greater sage grouse is viewed as an "indicator" species for the health of the sagebrush steppe ecosystem. Tom Koerner/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hide caption

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The city of Del Mar, Calif., located about 20 miles north of downtown San Diego, has voted against a formal policy of "managed retreat" from rising seas. Art Wager/Getty Images hide caption

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'Retreat' Is Not An Option As A California Beach Town Plans For Rising Seas

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Leoyla Cowboy was among the many indigenous people from around the world who came to North Dakota to participate in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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2 Years After Standing Rock Protests, Tensions Remain But Oil Business Booms

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Volunteers search a mobile home park in Paradise, Calif. Government scientists predict wildfires like the one that struck this community will contribute to billions in losses for the U.S. economy. Kathleen Ronayne/AP hide caption

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Workers at a Wold Energy Partners well pad in Wyoming place gravel where oil tanks will soon stand. A spike in drilling in the state is getting a boost from new lease sales on public land. Cooper McKim/Wyoming Public Media hide caption

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Trump Push For 'Energy Dominance' Boosts Drilling On Public Land

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An oil well just south of Watford City, North Dakota, is one of thousands drilled in recent years. The oil-rich Bakken shale formation has made North Dakota the second-largest crude-producing state behind only Texas. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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After Struggles, North Dakota Grows Into Its Ongoing Oil Boom

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A man stands in the middle of the street at the Seminole Springs mobile home park in Malibu Lake after the Woolsey Fire roared through the community on November 10, 2018 in Malibu, California. Wally Skalij/Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Supercomputers Assist Firefighters As Wildfires Spread In California

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One of the BillerudKorsnäs packaging redesign projects replaced the plastic casing around camping gear with cardboard. Cassandra Profita/OPB hide caption

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Beyond Plastic Bans: Creating Products To Replace It

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In New Mexico, an elected Land Commissioner oversees oil and gas leases on millions of acres of state land. The race is drawing big money from fossil fuel interests and environmental groups. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Why Big Money Is Being Pumped Into A Small New Mexico Race

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The Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. Democrats in some midterm swing races are targeting the Trump administration's environmental rollbacks and climate denial. J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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Jeff Van Horn, a land surveyor for the oil and gas industry, worries that Colorado's Proposition 112 would hurt industry growth. It seeks to dramatically increase the distance between wells and homes to 2,500 feet. Grace Hood/CPR hide caption

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Colorado's Anti-Fracking Measure Would Keep Wells Farther Away From Homes And Schools

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Old-Growth Forests May Help Songbirds Cope With Warming Climate

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Horsham, Pa., is one of many towns around the country grappling with potentially harmful chemicals in its water. They're known as PFAS, and they're linked to cancer and other illnesses. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Decades-Old Chemicals, New Angst Over Drinking Water

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Philadelphia International is among more than a dozen major U.S. airports vulnerable to sea level rise. Kimberly Paynter/WHYY hide caption

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Airports At Water's Edge Battle Rising Sea Levels

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