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Ryan Hendricks, who is a member of the Quinault Tribal Council, sits on a driftwood log on the Taholah, Wash., sea wall. The coastal tribe is working to move its villages away from the rising waters of the Pacific Ocean and its tsunamis. John Ryan/KUOW hide caption

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How a Northwest tribe is escaping a rising ocean

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Wind turbines are visible from the highway in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The state and the country are betting big on offshore wind power as a means to combat climate change. Rachel Wisniewski/For the Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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A Second Wind For Wind Power?

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Props and sets are available to rent at EcoSet in Los Angeles. It's a resource for the creative industry that implements zero waste practices on productions and events. Tracy Nguyen for NPR hide caption

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How Hollywood art directors are working to keep their sets out of the landfill

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Ninety-seven percent of migratory fish species are facing extinction. Whale sharks, the world's largest living fish, are among the endangered. Ullstein Bild/Ullstein Bild hide caption

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Topanga Canyon Road is closed due to mudslides in Topanga, after atmospheric river storms hit the Los Angeles region. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu/Getty Images hide caption

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Climate change turns an idyllic California community into a 'perilous paradise'

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Michael Mann, a professor of earth and environmental science at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded more the $1 million in damages after a trial in D.C. court. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for HBO hide caption

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Air pollution has fallen across the U.S. since the Clean Air Act of 1970. But some areas, like Los Angeles, still suffer heavy pollution from soot and smog. New rules on soot pollution from EPA aim to lower that pollution burden further. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Residents of Tacloban in the central Philippines in 2013, after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the area. Scientists are renewing calls for a new Category 6 designation for the the most powerful hurricanes and typhoons, such as Haiyan. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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The hockey stick graph, based on research from Michael Mann and other scientists, helped make global warming accessible to a wide audience. It was featured in part in the documentary An Inconvenient Truth. The graph also became a target for climate deniers. Paramount/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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A famous climate scientist is in court with big stakes for attacks on science

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Residents stand along a flooded street in Santa Barbara, California, as a powerful atmospheric river pummels the region. The storm has caused landslides, power outages, and road and airport closures across Southern California. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Another atmospheric river has soaked California. What role has climate change played?

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Locals embrace each other amidst debris and burnt-out houses after forest fires reached their neighborhood in Vina del Mar, Chile, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024. Cristobal Basaure/AP hide caption

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A car sits partially submerged on a flooded road during a rain storm in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday. David Swanson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A thermal imaging device attached to an iPhone shows a range of temperatures with reds and oranges representing hot conditions. Some cities are mapping heat to better understand how to prepare for extreme temperatures. Britny Cordera/KOSU hide caption

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How mapping 'heat islands' can help cities prepare for extreme heat

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John Podesta looks on during a meeting between President Biden and mayors at the White House on Jan. 19, 2024. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In western Arizona, Ivan Bender, a Hualapai tribal member, points to an area, bordering Hualapai land, where an Australian mining company is exploring for lithium - a key metal in electric vehicle batteries. Julia Simon/NPR hide caption

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Demand for minerals sparks fear of mining abuses on Indigenous peoples' lands

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A boat sails down the Calcasieu Ship Channel past Cameron LNG, one of three liquified natural gas export plants in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Halle Parker/WWNO/ Southwings hide caption

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Billie Eilish at the 32nd Environmental Media Association (EMA) Awards Gala in Los Angeles, Oct. 8 2022. The pop star is flanked by her mother Maggie Baird (left) and EMA CEO Debbie Levin. Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Environmental Media Association hide caption

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Hotter than normal temperatures are exacerbating the megadrought that's depleted Western water reserves, like Elephant Butte Reservoir in southern New Mexico, new research finds. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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