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Does climate change exist? And does a character know it? The Oscar-nominated films Nyad, left, Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One and Barbie met the criteria for a new challenge inspired by the famous Bechdel Test. Liz Parkinson/Netflix; Christian Black/Paramount Pictures and Skydance; Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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There's a new 'Climate Reality Check' test — these 3 Oscar-nominated features passed

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After farmers implement provisional practices the government then quantifies the actual climate impact. Professor Silvia Secchi of the University of Iowa says, "This jumping the gun of paying the farmers and then finding the evidence is super problematic." Brent Stirton/Getty Images hide caption

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Farms fuel global warming. Billions in tax dollars likely aren't helping - report

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Humpback whales that spend their winters in Hawaii, like this mother and calf, have declined over the last decade. Martin van Aswegen/Marine Mammal Research Program, University of Hawaii at Manoa, NMFS Permit No: 21476/21321 hide caption

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Hurricane Irene caused enormous damage in New York state, flooding homes like this one in Prattsville, NY, in 2011. Major weather events like Irene send people to the hospital and can even contribute to deaths for weeks after the storms. Monika Graff/Getty Images hide caption

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Climate change makes intense floods, wildfires, hurricanes and heat waves more common. Recovering from a disaster can be expensive. Here, a flooded car after Hurricane Florence hit South Carolina in 2018. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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A flooded parking lot on the campus of Rice University after it was inundated with water from Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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The unexpected links between climate change, student debt and lower lifetime earnings

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Damon Tillman says coal will not surge back in Keyser to the way it once was. Haiyun Jiang for NPR hide caption

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This is what happens when a wind farm comes to a coal town

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Gabi Huerta, with the Eastern Sierra Conservation Corps, replants trees in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Wildfires are killing California's ancient giants. Can seedlings save sequoia trees?

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FILE - A mechanized shovel loads a haul truck that can carry up to 250 tons of coal at the Spring Creek coal mine, April 4, 2013, near Decker, Mont. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, a U.S. appeals court struck down a judge's 2022 order that imposed a moratorium on coal leasing from federal lands. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File) Matthew Brown/AP hide caption

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A wind turbine is seen near Pinnacle Wind Farm in Keyser, West Virginia. This onetime coal town is emblematic of a nation-wide attempt to shift to renewable energy. Haiyun Jiang/NPR hide caption

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Wind Power Is Taking Over A West Virginia Coal Town. Will The Residents Embrace It?

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge from GOP-led states and industry groups seeking to block the EPA's "good neighbor" provision, which is designed to reduce smog and air pollution. Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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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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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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