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Juan Manuel plows snow off a sidewalk in downtown Truckee, Calif., on Friday. The most powerful Pacific storm of the season is forecast to bring up to 10 feet of snow into the Sierra Nevada by the weekend. Andy Barron/AP hide caption

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Hurricane Irene caused enormous damage in New York state, flooding homes like this one in Prattsville, NY, in 2011. Major weather events like Irene send people to the hospital and can even contribute to deaths for weeks after the storms. Monika Graff/Getty Images hide caption

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Boosted by a powerful jet stream over the Washington, D.C., area on Saturday night, a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 passenger flight arrived at London's Heathrow Airport 45 minutes ahead of schedule. A similar aircraft is seen in 2017, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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On Cedar Key, researchers from the University of Florida have brought in sand, put in marsh plants and used artificial reefs to encourage the growth of oyster beds offshore. Octavio Jones for NPR hide caption

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Hurricane Idalia shows nature may provide the best shoreline protection

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Chocolate-makers and sellers have been raising prices to keep up with the skyrocketing costs of cocoa. Hermann J. Knippertz/AP hide caption

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Cocoa prices spiked to an all-time high right before Valentine's Day

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Topanga Canyon Road is closed due to mudslides in Topanga, after atmospheric river storms hit the Los Angeles region. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu/Getty Images hide caption

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Residents stand along a flooded street in Santa Barbara, California, as a powerful atmospheric river pummels the region. The storm has caused landslides, power outages, and road and airport closures across Southern California. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Up First briefing: Record-breaking rain in California, Dartmouth brings back SAT, ACT

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Residents stand along a flooded street in Santa Barbara, California, as a powerful atmospheric river pummels the region. The storm has caused landslides, power outages, and road and airport closures across Southern California. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Another atmospheric river has soaked California. What role has climate change played?

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A first responder helps a resident evacuate from a neighborhood after a mudslide, Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, in the Beverly Crest area of Los Angeles. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Locals embrace each other amidst debris and burnt-out houses after forest fires reached their neighborhood in Vina del Mar, Chile, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024. Cristobal Basaure/AP hide caption

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A car sits partially submerged on a flooded road during a rain storm in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday. David Swanson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Punxsutawney Phil is the most famous of the weather-predicting rodents that emerge on Groundhog Day — but in some areas, female groundhogs are the ones making the call. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images hide caption

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Hotter than normal temperatures are exacerbating the megadrought that's depleted Western water reserves, like Elephant Butte Reservoir in southern New Mexico, new research finds. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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