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A man shelters a baby from the sun with an umbrella during a heatwave in Burgos, northern Spain, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. Cities in Europe saw recording-setting heat this summer, with some regions reaching 117.3°F. Alvaro Barrientos/AP hide caption

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California's farmers are pumping billions of tons of extra water from underground aquifers this year because of the drought. But new restrictions on such pumping are coming into force. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Satellites reveal the secrets of water-guzzling farms in California

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Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks to members of the media while departing the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 7. Manchin has reportedly told the White House that he opposes the key climate measure in Biden's multitrillion-dollar climate and social programs package. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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North Dakota ranchers have been forced to sell off close to 25% more of their herds over last year. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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When buying her new home in Big Pine Key, Fla., Amy Tripp closed early, just before federal flood insurance rates rose by thousands of dollars. Her rate will still go up more slowly over time. Saul Martinez for NPR hide caption

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The roots of mangrove trees grow above and below the water's edge. Dulyanut Swdp/Getty Images hide caption

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The Mighty Mangrove

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Scenes after heavy rainfall flooded a commuter parking lot in Reston, VA with some cars completely submerged. The Washington Post/The Washington Post via Getty Im hide caption

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Norway is seeing a record boom in sales of electric cars, which far outpace gas and diesel vehicles. Here, an electric BMW drives on the street in downtown Oslo. Sigrid Harms/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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Gas stoves emit pollution into your house and they 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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We need to talk about your gas stove, your health and climate change

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Rick Cosyns, a farmer in Madera, Calif., relied on water from the aquifer in years of drought. In other years he could replenish the aquifer with water from the San Joaquin River. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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New protections for California's aquifers are reshaping the state's Central Valley

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The Longview Power Plant, a coal-fired plant, in Maidsville, W.Va. The state's Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is a key negotiator on President Biden's domestic agenda and a skeptic of the central provision to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Cutting climate programs may be harder than other things as Biden trims his bill

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North Dakota ranchers have been forced to sell off close to 25% more of their herds over last year. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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A mega-drought is hammering the U.S. In North Dakota, it's worse than the Dust Bowl

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A new study reports that children being born now will experience extreme climate events at a rate that is two to seven times higher than people born in 1960. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Kids Born Today Could Face Up To 7 Times More Climate Disasters

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Aaron Fukuda, general manager of Tulare Irrigation District, stands in a basin that's designed to capture floodwater so that it can replenish depleted aquifers. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Water is scarce in California. But farmers have found ways to store it underground

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Aerial view of a coral reef area at Playa Blanca, in Portobelo, Colon province, Panama, on April 16, 2021. A massive new report shows that the world's coral reefs are under stress, but could recover if greenhouse gas emissions are significantly reduced. Luis Acosta/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A man works on the roof of a storm-damaged house on Sept. 4 after Hurricane Ida swept through Grand Isle, La. A new poll finds that two-thirds of Americans say if their home is hit by an extreme weather event they'd rather rebuild than relocate. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Living California's Central Valley, Keishell Brown and other expecting moms contend with increasingly intense heat waves. Lauren Sommer/NPR hide caption

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Heat waves are dangerous during pregnancy, but doctors don't often mention it

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An engraving from the Illustrated London News in 1871 of the Randolph Street Bridge during the Great Chicago Fire. DEA / ICAS94/De Agostini via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: 150 years after the Great Chicago Fire, we're more vulnerable

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