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Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands Hit By Hurricane Maria

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Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico At Time When The Island Is Already Struggling

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Doctor Who Discovered Children Had Elevated Lead Levels Talks About What's Changed

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Researchers Look To Improve Weather Forecasting After Irma

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A solar energy panel is lifted into place in a solar energy field at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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California Lawmakers Debate 100 Percent Clean Energy Mandate

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Chef Douglas McMaster is committed to a "zero waste" ethos in his restaurants. Here, he plates up his creations at Silo, his flagship restaurant, in Brighton, England, about an hour south of London. Xavier Buendia/Courtesy of Doug McMaster hide caption

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Adult Eastern hellbenders can grow up to 2 feet long and weigh around 5 pounds. They are currently endangered in several states. Pete Oxford/Minden Pictures RM/Getty Images hide caption

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VIDEO: Snot Otters Get A Second Chance In Ohio

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A smokestack rises in the background over the East Houston community of Manchester, Texas, where the air was heavy with what smelled like gasoline after Hurricane Harvey in late August. The neighborhood is ringed by industrial sites. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Air Pollution From Industry Plagues Houston In Harvey's Wake

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Smoke plumes rise from the Rice Ridge Fire in August, behind Montana's Seeley Lake Elementary School, in Seeley Lake, Mont. Eric Whitney/MTPR hide caption

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Montanans Pitch In To Bring Clean Air To Smoky Classrooms

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An artist's rendering of what a Class V planet might look like under this new planetary classification system. Michael Osadciw/Courtesy of University of Rochester hide caption

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Recent Natural Disasters Revive Political Discussions On Climate Change

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Brexit Leaves French Fishermen On The Hook

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Residents of the community of Tujunga, Calif., flee a fire near Burbank on Sept. 2. Even people much farther from the flames are feeling health effects from acrid smoke. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Is All That Wildfire Smoke Damaging My Lungs?

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Forecasters And Meteorologists Continue To Watch Hurricane Irma, Keep An Eye On Jose

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How Natural Disasters Make Major Cities Vulnerable To National Security Threats

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Surveying The Wildfires Burning Across The Western U.S.

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