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Two students dancing at prom. Sinking sun during the 2022 California wildfires. David McNew/AFP; Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Hurricane Lee crosses the Atlantic Ocean in 2023. The National Hurricane Center predicts at least 8 hurricanes are expected to form in the Atlantic this year. NOAA via Getty Images hide caption

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Forecasters predict another sweltering summer. Are we ready?

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Mangroves are unique ecosystems protecting humans and wildlife. Sea level rise and more severe storms from climate change threaten them, according to a new global assessment. Sia Kambou /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is seen in this undated image from NASA. Areas of the glacier may be undergoing "vigorous melting" from warm ocean water caused by climate change, researchers say. NASA via Reuters hide caption

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a Feb. 8 luncheon in Tampa, Fla. Climate change will be a lesser priority in Florida and largely disappear from state statutes under legislation signed Wednesday by DeSantis. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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Why a changing climate might mean less chocolate in the future

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Jackye Lafon, who's in her 80s, cools herself with a water spray at her home in Toulouse, France during a heat wave in 2022. Older people face higher heat risk than those who are younger. Climate change is making heat risk even greater. Fred Scheiber/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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More than 200 million seniors face extreme heat risks in coming decades, study finds

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Big news for gardeners: USDA updates planting zone map

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People cycle along the street in Afuá, a city in northern Brazil's Pará state, in January. Since 2002, this city on the banks of the Amazon River has been famously off limits to motor vehicles. Stefan Kolumban hide caption

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Isabella Mogeni, 54, from the neighborhood of Mukuru kwa Reuben, looks on as bulldozers destroy homes in the slum area on May 3. Emmanuel Igunza for NPR hide caption

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In Kenya's flooded slums, people mourn their losses and slam their leaders

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Christiane Keyhani (bottom left) and Liz Yannell (bottom right), of the non-profit group Hui O Ka Wai Ola, measure water quality along Lahaina's coast. The group is part of a coalition that mobilized in the wake of the fire to closely monitor the water quality off Lahaina. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Maui community mobilizes to protect water quality from runoff after Lahaina fires

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Tenke Fungurume Mine, one of the largest copper and cobalt mines in the world, is owned by Chinese company CMOC, in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Minerals like cobalt are important components of electric vehicle batteries, but mines that produce them can hurt the environment and people nearby. Emmet Livingstone/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Their batteries hurt the environment, but EVs still beat gas cars. Here's why

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A woman takes refuge during Greece's July 2023 heat wave. El Niño helped drive global temperatures to new heights, making it the hottest year on record. Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tina Riley moved to Idaho recently in search of a new career working in the clean energy transition. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Oil industry could help the Biden administration tap 'invisible' green energy

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Sperm whales have lengthy exchanges, made up of clicks, which scientists have found is more complex than previously thought. Alexis Rosenfeld/Getty Images hide caption

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What are sperm whales saying? Researchers find a complex 'alphabet'

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BYD electric cars wait to be loaded onto a ship at a port in Yantai, China, on April 18. China has rapidly become a major auto exporter, but tariffs have kept cheap Chinese EVs out of the U.S. market — so far. STR/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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China makes cheap electric vehicles. Why can't American shoppers buy them?

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