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Oyster farmer and scientist Lisa Calvo leads a team of women that harvests oysters along the New Jersey coast. Calvo says she is inspired by the tenacity, skill and grit of women now coming into the industry. Jenn Hall/NPR hide caption

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LeeAnne Walters, a recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, was key in exposing the crisis of lead-laced water in Flint, Mich. Michael Gleason/The Goldman Environmental Prize hide caption

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A water distribution center on Dort Highway in Flint, Mich. Stephen Carmody/Michigan Radio hide caption

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In Flint, Residents Scramble To Get The Last Cases Of State-Provided Bottled Water

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Bottled water is packaged for shipment at the Nestlé Water bottling plant in Stanwood, Mich. Steven M. Herppich /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mexicali Resiste members chat outside their encampment in front of Baja California's government offices in Mexicali. From left to right, Alberto Salcido, Francisco Javier Trujillo, Mauricio Villa, Jesus Galaz Duarte and Jorge Benitez. Alex Zaragoza hide caption

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Residents wait to fill containers at a source for natural spring water in Cape Town, South Africa. Bram Janssen/AP hide caption

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Every Day Seems Like 'Day Zero' To Some Cape Town Residents

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Jacob Katz, with California Trout, says growing bugs in rice fields could be part of the solution for boosting salmon populations in rivers statewide. Ezra David Romero/Capital Public Radio hide caption

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The Theewaterskloof Dam is at just 13 percent capacity and is full of sand and dried tree trunks. About 85 miles north of Cape Town, the dam supplies both city and local farmers. Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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South African Farmers Lose Crops And Workers Amid Crippling Drought

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Dishwashers have come a long way since this 1921 model, which was designed mainly to help minimize the drudgery of housework. But today's sleek models are also designed with water conservation in mind. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The Tianshan No. 1 glacier is melting fast, receding by at least 30 feet each year. Scientists warn that the glacier — the source of the Urumqi River, which more than 4 million people depend on — may disappear in the next 50 years. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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'Impossible To Save': Scientists Are Watching China's Glaciers Disappear

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People fill containers with water from a stream near the Puerto Rico Highway 52 in Cayey on Tuesday. People have been without water service in their homes after Hurricane Maria roared through a week ago. Angel Valentin for NPR hide caption

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Locals have been tweeting photos of fire ant colonies drifting aimlessly in the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey. Juan DeLeon/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images hide caption

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