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Heavy rain and storm surge from Hurricane Ida caused flooding from Louisiana to New England in September 2021. Homes in the town of French Settlement, La., were still underwater four days after the storm made landfall. Climate change is driving more flood risk in the U.S. Bill Feig/AP hide caption

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Climate-driven floods will disproportionately affect Black communities, study finds

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News brief: U.K. monitors Russia-Ukraine crisis, COVID cases, massive snowstorm

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Christopher Glenn of Melrose, Ore., installed a home standby generator after a 2019 snowstorm knocked out power to his house and business for a week. Christopher Glenn hide caption

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Home generator sales are booming with mass outages, climate change and COVID

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Blizzard conditions batter Northeast

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A man fishes near docked oil drilling platforms in 2020 in Port Aransas, Texas. A federal judge has revoked oil and gas leases sold in the Gulf of Mexico in November, saying the Interior Department did not take into account its impact on climate change. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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A federal judge canceled major oil and gas leases over climate change

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Gas stoves emit pollution into your house and are connected to a production and supply system that leaks the powerful greenhouse gas methane during drilling, fracking, processing and transport. Meredith Miotke for NPR hide caption

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Gas stoves leak climate-warming methane even when they're off

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Eric Balken in part of Glen Canyon. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Megadrought fuels debate over whether a flooded canyon should reemerge

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Tempe creates an emergency response center to be a refuge in a climate disaster

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GOP North Dakota senator says he wants to tackle climate change

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Critics say infrastructure projects won't make a big enough impact on climate change

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In this Nov. 10, 2018 file photo, with a downed power utility pole in the foreground, Eric England, right, searches through a friend's vehicle after the wildfire burned through Paradise, Calif. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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European carriers are urging the European Union to alter so-called "use it or lose it" regulations forcing airlines to continue flying empty or near-empty flights. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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Rosie Brennan of the United States competes in a Tour de Ski, women's 10-kilometer freestyle, interval start cross-country ski event, in Dobbiaco (Toblach), Italy, on Jan. 5, 2021. She is planning to compete at the Beijing Winter Olympics next month. Alessandro Trovati/AP hide caption

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Could the world become too warm to hold Winter Olympics?

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