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Wildfires are causing billions in damage every year and yet many homebuyers have little idea whether their house is at risk. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Is your house at risk of a wildfire? This online tool could tell you

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Commuters make their way through a water-logged street after a heavy downpour in Dhaka. Bangladesh is one of many countries struggling to protect residents from the effects of climate change. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. pledged billions to fight climate change. Then came the Ukraine war

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Veronica Stovall, left, helped her father, Joseph L. Davis, apply for a federally-funded energy-efficiency program in 2021. It turned up significant repair needs. Hannah Yoon for NPR hide caption

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A low-income energy-efficiency program gets $3.5B boost, but leaves out many in need

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Solar and wind power projects have been booming in California, like the Pine Tree Wind Farm and Solar Power Plant in the Tehachapi Mountains, but that doesn't mean fossil fuels are fading away quickly. Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Imag hide caption

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California just ran on 100% renewable energy, but fossil fuels aren't fading away yet

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Adam Farkes and Leo Azevedo of BNRG at a solar energy project in Augusta, Maine. A bigger project planned on the far side of the fence is on hold because of a federal trade investigation. Fred Bever/Maine Public hide caption

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Solar projects are on hold as U.S. investigates whether China is skirting trade rules

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A Climate Time Capsule (Part 1): The Start of the International Climate Change Fight

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Cynthia Rosenzweig has been named the 2022 World Food Prize Laureate for her work to determine the impact of climate change on worldwide food production. Yana Paskova/for NPR hide caption

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Lake Charles native James Hiatt looks out across the Devil's Elbow - an off-shoot of the Calcasieu River -toward what could soon be the site of one of nine liquefied natural gas export terminals planned in southwest Louisiana. Halle Parker/WWNO hide caption

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The U.S. may soon export more gas to the EU, but that will complicate climate goals

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People rest in the shade of a tree on a hot summer afternoon in Lucknow in the central Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday. Severe heat wave conditions are sweeping north and western parts of India. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP hide caption

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Climate scientists say South Asia's heat wave (120F!) is a sign of what's to come

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This photo taken on April 25 shows the top of Lake Mead drinking water Intake No. 1 above the surface level of the Colorado River reservoir behind Hoover Dam. The intake is the uppermost of three in the deep, drought-stricken lake that provides Las Vegas with 90% of its drinking water supply. Southern Nevada Water Authority via AP/AP hide caption

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Chris Castillo throws a freshly cut log as he and his cousins clear a wireline along a family member's home in Las Vegas, N.M., on Monday. Wind-whipped flames are marching across more of New Mexico's tinder-dry mountainsides, forcing the evacuation of area residents. Cedar Attanasio/AP hide caption

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In Iceland, a Climeworks project is absorbing carbon dioxide emissions directly from the air and storing it underground. The energy-intensive process is powered by geothermal energy. Arnaldur Halldorsson/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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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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Texas stumbles in its effort to punish green financial firms

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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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