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Norwegian coast guard cutters are used for rescue, fishery inspection, research purposes and general patrols in Norwegian waters. Nora Lorek for NPR hide caption

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A new Iron Curtain is eroding Norway's hard-won ties with Russia on Arctic issues

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Nicola Sturgeon: How can small countries have a global impact?

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Fossil fuels power the Texas economy, accounting for some 14% of gross state product between 2019 and 2020. Now, Texas is the first state in the nation to pass anti-divestment laws for fossil fuels. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Oyster harvester Johny Jurisich empties a dredge filled with oysters onto his boat near Texas City, Texas. Lucio Vasquez/Houston Public Media hide caption

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Oyster reefs in Texas are disappearing. Fishermen there fear their jobs will too

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Is sucking carbon from the air the key to stop climate change? Some scientists say so

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The dairy industry aims to be carbon neutral by 2050. Here's what it means for farms

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A climate activist died after lighting himself on fire. His intentions remain unclear

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Encore: To get more people to drive electric cars, more charging stations are needed

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California, Arizona and Nevada face major water cutbacks from the Colorado River

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Smoke and steam rise from towers at the coal-fired Urumqi Thermal Power Plant as seen from a plane in Urumqi in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 21, 2021. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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To get more Americans to drive electric vehicles, more charging stations are needed

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Activists demonstrate in front of a ship carrying Russian oil in the Baltic Sea this spring. The U.S. has imposed sanctions on Russian oil. However, most countries have not, and refineries around the world still import Russian oil. Frank Molter/dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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Despite U.S. sanctions, oil traders help Russian oil reach global markets

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Dozens still missing in wake of catastrophic South Africa floods

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The White House's new initiative aims to reduce carbon emissions from transportation

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