Looking Back At The Most Powerful Earthquake Ever To Strike North America

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Calif. Lawmakers Extend Cap-And-Trade Program Through 2030

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Inside The Global Seed Vault, Where The History And Future Of Agriculture Is Stored

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Researchers Map More Of The Ocean Floor In Search For Missing Plane

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As the drought has extended into yet another rainy season, some herders walk for hours to get to this dam. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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As The Climate Changes, Kenyan Herders Find Centuries-Old Way Of Life In Danger

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Sharing Resources Across Countries To Fight Wildfires

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Al Gore is back with "An Inconvenient Sequel." Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Al Gore: Climate Change Issue Will Be A 'Much Bigger Political Plus' For Democrats

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World Faces Global Sand Shortage

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A pump jack at work in 2016, near Firestone, Colo. The American Exploration & Production Council, which represents oil and gas exploration firms, is one of many industry groups supporting the HONEST Act, which was passed by the House and is now with the Senate. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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GOP Effort To Make Environmental Science 'Transparent' Worries Scientists

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After He Spoke Out On Climate Change, Scientist Says He Was Demoted

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Arctic sea ice is seen from a NASA research aircraft on March 30, 2017, above Greenland. A top Interior Department scientist who tracks Arctic conditions says he was demoted by the Trump administration for speaking out on climate change. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Climate Scientist Says He Was Demoted For Speaking Out On Climate Change

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Piles of plastic waste are pictured on the seaside in the coastal town of Khalde, south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on September 22, 2016. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Plastic Is Everywhere And Recycling Isn't The End Of It

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The Detwiler Fire burns in the hills above Mariposa on Tuesday. It has burned more than 45,000 acres and is just 7 percent contained, as of Wednesday morning local time. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Want To Slow Global Warming? Researchers Look To Family Planning

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A helicopter flies above the rugged terrain along the banks of the East Verde River during a search and rescue operation for victims of a flash flood on Sunday in Payson, Ariz. Search and rescue crews recovered bodies of five adults and four children. Ralph Freso/AP hide caption

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