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Phoenix Tries To Reverse Its 'Silent Storm' Of Heat Deaths

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Entering the control room at Three Mile Island Unit 1 is like stepping back in time. Except for a few digital screens and new counters, much of the equipment is original to 1974, when the plant began generating electricity. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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As Nuclear Struggles, A New Generation Of Engineers Is Motivated By Climate Change

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The view along the South Platte River in the Pike National Forest, in 1903 and 2012. When wildfires burn in dense forests today they are often hotter and can destroy more trees. Denver Water Department archives and Paula Fornwalt/U.S. Forest Service hide caption

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Debris and cars clog the Patapsco River in Ellicott City, Md., after flooding on May 27 that killed one person and destroyed much of the town's Main Street. David McFadden/AP hide caption

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More Rain, More Development Spell Disaster For Some U.S. Cities

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Oil operations like this one on Alaska's North Slope are designed for freezing conditions. But as the permafrost thaws, companies are creating new products to help the industry cope. Mark Thiessen/AP hide caption

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Oil Industry Copes With Climate Impacts As Permafrost Thaws

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Bob Fitzgerald stands in a spot where frequent floods have killed 15 acres of soybean crops. Behind him is a row of phragmites, an invasive plant common in wetlands. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Flooding And Rising Seas Threaten America's Oldest Farmland

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Coal stockpiled at a power plant. A draft plan circulating in Washington would require power grid operators to buy electricity from struggling coal plants over the next two years to prevent them from shutting down. Reid Frazier/Allegheny Front hide caption

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Johanna Humphrey, left, ended up with 24 boxes of crayons she didn't need. She gave them to teacher Laura Smith, right, through the Buy Nothing Project. It encourages people to share without money changing hands. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Facebook Project Wants You To 'Buy Nothing' And Ask For What You Need

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announcing his decision in April to scrap Obama administration fuel economy standards. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Nothing Certain In Search For 'Regulatory Certainty' At EPA

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Mike Stone, left, and Andy Sherman in the pumping station for Hannibal, Mo., during a flood in 1993. The city is protected by a flood wall, and flood managers have built up levees to protect against flooding. But scientists warn those structures are making flooding worse. Cliff Schiappa/AP hide caption

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Levees Make Mississippi River Floods Worse, But We Keep Building Them

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Florida's coral reefs, already bleached by years of warming ocean waters, are being further battered by a mysterious disease. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hide caption

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Battered By Bleaching, Florida's Coral Reefs Now Face Mysterious Disease

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Louisiana wants to divert parts of the Mississippi River, using its sediment to build up shrinking marshes. Planners are using this new model to test how it would work. Travis Lux/WWNO hide caption

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Louisiana Wants To Use The Muddy Mississippi To Build Up Its Coast

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Scott Pruitt Praised And Reviled For 'Effectiveness,' But How Effective Is He?

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Scott Pruitt speaks on election night 2010, after his successful campaign for Oklahoma attorney general. When Pruitt assumed office, he also took control of the state's case against the poultry industry. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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In Oklahoma, Critics Say Pruitt Stalled Pollution Case After Taking Industry Funds

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The U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Scott Pruitt as administrator of the EPA in 2017. It was the latest step in a political career that has focused in large part on faith-based issues. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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'On Fire For God's Work': How Scott Pruitt's Faith Drives His Politics

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, accompanied by EPA Chief Financial Officer Holly Greaves, testifies before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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EPA Chief Pruitt Faces Tough Questions On Capitol Hill

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West Delta 105 E is an oil-producing platform located a dozen miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. A 2014 explosion on the lower deck killed Jerrel "Bubba" Hancock. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement hide caption

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8 Years After Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Is Another Disaster Waiting To Happen?

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In the control room of PJM Interconnection, employees monitor a power grid that stretches across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. PJM Interconnection hide caption

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After Alert On Russian Hacks, Bigger Push To Protect Power Grid

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