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A large disturbance in the sea can be observed Tuesday off the coast of the Danish island of Bornholm following unusual leaks in two natural gas pipelines running from Russia under the Baltic Sea to Germany. Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen says she "cannot rule out" sabotage on Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2. Danish Defence Command via AP hide caption

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A Steag coal power plant in Herne, Germany, on Aug. 25. The Essen-based energy company Steag wanted to convert the old coal-fired power plant Herne 4 into a gas-fired power plant at the beginning of the year. In March, Steag decided to postpone the conversion and to continue firing the old power plant with coal. Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Nancy Galarza looks Thursday at the damage that Hurricane Fiona inflicted on her community, which remained cut off days after the storm slammed the rural community of San Salvador in the town of Caguas, Puerto Rico. Danica Coto/AP hide caption

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People play pool in a bar on Tuesday in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Two days after Hurricane Fiona struck this Caribbean nation over a million residents are still without electricity. Jose Jimenez/Getty Images hide caption

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Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, has damaged reservoirs and water filtration plants. Puerto Rico's only water agency is scrambling to restore services, but officials say they're waiting for flooded rivers to subside. Alejandro Granadillo/AP hide caption

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This satellite image from Planet Labs PBC shows the Pivdennoukrainsk Nuclear Power Plant, also known as the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant, in the southern Mykolaiv region of Ukraine in May. A Russian missile strike hit a facility close to the nuclear power plant on Monday. Planet Labs PBC via AP hide caption

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A tentative deal announced Thursday would avert a strike on the nation's freight lines with the potential to throw supply chains into chaos. Above, a CSX freight train travels through Alexandria, Va. Kevin Wolf/AP hide caption

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The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Enerhodar on Sunday. It is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and among the 10 largest in the world. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Zaporizhzhia nuclear reactors won't restart until Russians leave, its operator says

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Peter Petokas, from the Clean Water Institute at Lycoming College, and Michelle Herman, from The Wetland Trust, with a young hellbender they helped raise in captivity and released in 2018. Laura Benshoff/NPR hide caption

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Wildlife conservation tends to save charismatic species. That may be about to change

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A Ukrainian soldier stands atop an abandoned Russian tank near a village on the outskirts of Izium, in the Kharkiv region, eastern Ukraine. Ukraine said its swift offensive took significant ground back from Russia. Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Republican politicians claim big financial firms are using environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing to try to bankrupt the fossil fuel industry and to advance other purported liberal objectives they couldn't achieve at the ballot box. MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pipes that have been sitting for four years on the property of impacted landowner Maury Johnson, in Greenville, W.Va., on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. Carlos Bernate for NPR hide caption

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West Virginians divided over natural gas pipeline despite Manchin's support

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The insurance firm Axa said it regretted that its crash test of a Tesla, in which the front half of the car burst into blames, caused confusion, and the company admitted that electric vehicles don't catch fire any more often than combustion-engine automobiles. Screenshot by NPR/AGVS / UPSA - Auto Gewerbe Verband Schweiz hide caption

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People walk near Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on the day a new law to save energy nationwide goes into effect on Thursday. The new law includes a wide variety of temporary measures, like banning the illumination of landmarks and regulating temperatures in public and private venues, to save electricity. These are a response to inflation and lower natural gas and other energy supplies from Russia. Carsten Koall/Getty Images hide caption

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The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant was scheduled to be shuttered in 2025. But California Governor Gavin Newsom now wants to expand its lifespan. Michael Macor/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images hide caption

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Traffic on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles on Aug. 25. California ruled Thursday that all new cars sold in the state must be zero-emission vehicles by 2035. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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California wants to end sales of new gas cars by 2035. Here are 4 key roadblocks

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