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Diversion facilities like this one help protect endangered fish in California. Environmentalists say such protections would be weakened under a Trump administration plan to send more water to the state's farmers. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Shortcuts Science To Give California Farmers More Water

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Jason Salfi, left, and Dr. David Erickson, right, of Dimensional Energy, are finalists in the Carbon XPRIZE. They stand in front of the Dry Fork Station coal-fired power plant in Gillette, Wyo., where the competition is located. Cooper McKim/Wyoming Public Radio hide caption

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In Wyoming, A Contest To Capture Carbon And Save Coal

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John Ord of Susquehanna, Pa., loads 40-pound bags of anthracite coal into his car. He's among the fewer than 130,000 households left in the United States that burn coal to heat their homes. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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For The Few Who Heat Homes With Coal, It's Still King

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The Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster, Pa., is one of many places across the U.S. where the foams once used in firefighting training contained harmful chemicals known as PFAS. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Environmental activists occupy the office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi this past December. They plan more sit-ins to push for support of a sweeping resolution to address climate change. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Despite Few Details And Much Doubt, The Green New Deal Generates Enthusiasm

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Trump Accused Of Moving Too Fast With Plans To Drill For Oil In Alaska

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Two grizzly gears at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Mont. Most bears are relocated to the center when they or their parents have issues with or become too comfortable interacting with humans. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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As Grizzlies Come Back, Frustration Builds Over Continued Protections

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Meteorological Electronics Technicians Christopher Bieschke and Kirk Wilson replace a wind sensor atop a 30-foot tower at an Oklahoma Mesonet station near Shawnee, Okla. Joe Wertz/StateImpact Oklahoma hide caption

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Drilling at the Conoco-Phillips Carbon location in the National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska. Judy Patrick/AP hide caption

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Despite Shutdown, Trump Administration Continued Effort To Expand Alaska Oil Drilling

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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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Collette Williams and her son SaVaughn live a few blocks from the Clairton Coke Works. Pollutants from the plant exceed local limits, and Williams believes that exacerbates her son's severe asthma. Reid R. Frazier/Allegheny Front hide caption

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The Trump administration EPA says regulations to reduce power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants are too costly and should no longer be considered legally "appropriate and necessary." Matt Brown/AP hide caption

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Oregon Experiences Economic Fallout From Wildfire Smoke

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Colorado Governor-Elect Pushes For 100 Percent Renewable Energy

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A tractor plows soil where a failed wheat crop once stood on Matt Isgar's ranch and farm in Hesperus, Colo. Isgar is hoping the soil will get enough moisture in coming months so he can plant pinto beans next season. Kami Engstrom/Courtesy of Matt Isgar hide caption

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There's A Lot At Stake In The Weekly U.S. Drought Map

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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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