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Tulsa's flood control plan includes multi-use drainage basins, like the athletic field at Will Rogers High School. It doubles as a detention pond for overflowing storm water. Joe Wertz/StateImpact Oklahoma hide caption

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How Tulsa Became A Model For Preventing Floods

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To Save Their Water Supply, Colorado Farmers Taxed Themselves

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The core of the RBT-3 reactor at the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in Dimitrovgrad, Russia. Some scientists suspect the institute's work on medical isotopes might explain radioactivity detected over Europe. Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Clues In That Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Point Toward Russia

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Grapes have been growing along the steep slopes of Germany's Mosel River for centuries. Now global warming is shifting the timing of the harvest. Daniella Cheslow for NPR hide caption

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Climate Change Ripens Prospects For German Winemakers

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Climate conference attendees in Bonn, Germany, see a representation of Earth's climate trends. Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images hide caption

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As Climate Negotiators Debate Nations' Pledges, Scientists Worry It's Not Enough

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Oceans May Host Next Wave Of Renewable Energy

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MedStar Health clinic in Washington, D.C. An affiliated MedStar hospital is just one of many facilities throughout the U.S. that have been hit with shortages of certain medications because of recent hurricane damage to manufacturers in Puerto Rico. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Hurricane Damage To Manufacturers In Puerto Rico Affects Mainland Hospitals, Too

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Air Pollution In New Delhi Forced Airlines To Ground Planes, Factories And Schools To Close

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"If I smell something out here, it's bad, and I can tell you during Harvey, it smelled real bad," said Juan Flores in Galena Park, Texas, about a leak that caused strong gasoline odors to waft through town. Frank Bajak/AP hide caption

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Slow And Upbeat EPA Response To Hurricane Harvey Pollution Angers Residents

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Michigan Pushes To Have Nation's Toughest Lead Water Rules

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The Colorado River wraps around Horseshoe Bend in the in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Page, Ariz. on Feb. 11. RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Instagram Crowds May Be Ruining Nature

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Gregory Reed tours a former school now becoming a lab for energy research in Pittsburgh. Reed says he's focusing on how microgrids can provide reliable, resilient and locally produced energy. Daniella Cheslow/NPR hide caption

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Pittsburgh's Microgrids Technology Could Lead The Way For Green Energy

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with EPA chief Scott Pruitt on June 1 after speaking about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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A algae bloom in Lake Erie contaminated the water supply for Toledo, Ohio, in August 2014. About 400,000 people were without useable water. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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