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Tammy and Benny Alexie have been married for over 35 years. Until Hurricane Ida, they had lived in the same house in Barataria, La. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Benny watched his house drift away. Now, his community wants better storm protection

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Emissions rise from a smokestack in Ohio. The United States has contributed more heat-trapping pollution than any country over time and has been the prime driver of global climate change. Dane Rhys/Bloomberg Creative/Getty Images hide caption

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How decades of disinformation about fossil fuels halted U.S. climate policy

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It's a crucial week for President Biden, as he heads to Rome for a G-20 meeting, and then Glasgow for a major U.N. climate summit — all as Democrats in Congress continue to debate his spending agenda. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden may face tension with allies over climate, Afghanistan and other issues

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A military police officer walks near a destroyed gate in Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael on Oct. 12, 2018. The Pentagon says climate change is a national security concern. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Climate change is a risk to national security, the Pentagon says

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Scientists warn the world needs to dramatically reduce fossil fuel use, but many countries still depend on coal power, like from the Wujing Coal-Electricity Power Station in Shanghai, China. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Emissions rise from Duke Energy's coal-fired Asheville power plant in Arden, N.C., in 2018. Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Artists paint a mural on a wall near Scottish Events Centre (SEC) in Glasgow, which will host the U.N. climate summit starting Sunday. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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The COP26 summit to fight climate change is about to start. Here's what to expect

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Caltrans maintenance supervisor Matt Martin walks by a landslide covering Highway 70 in the Dixie Fire zone Sunday in Plumas County, Calif. Heavy rains blanketing Northern California created slide and flood hazards in land scorched during last summer's wildfires. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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A coal-hauling truck with 240 tons of coal drives to the surface at the Buckskin Coal Mine in Gillette, Wyo., in 2004. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. coal production is up sharply after hitting a 50-year low last year

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The Schuylkill River floods Philadelphia in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in September. The extreme rain caught many by surprise, trapping people in basements and cars and killing dozens. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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A man shelters a baby from the sun with an umbrella during a heatwave in Burgos, northern Spain, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. Cities in Europe saw recording-setting heat this summer, with some regions reaching 117.3°F. Alvaro Barrientos/AP hide caption

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California's farmers are pumping billions of tons of extra water from underground aquifers this year because of the drought. But new restrictions on such pumping are coming into force. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Satellites reveal the secrets of water-guzzling farms in California

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Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks to members of the media while departing the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 7. Manchin has reportedly told the White House that he opposes the key climate measure in Biden's multitrillion-dollar climate and social programs package. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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North Dakota ranchers have been forced to sell off close to 25% more of their herds over last year. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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When buying her new home in Big Pine Key, Fla., Amy Tripp closed early, just before federal flood insurance rates rose by thousands of dollars. Her rate will still go up more slowly over time. Saul Martinez for NPR hide caption

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The roots of mangrove trees grow above and below the water's edge. Dulyanut Swdp/Getty Images hide caption

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The Mighty Mangrove

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