A man clears the debris from a destroyed convenience store in Rosalie, Ala., on Thursday, the day after a reported tornado struck the area. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Tornado Outbreaks Are On The Rise, And Scientists Don't Know Why

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Climate Scientists Struggle To Identify Cause Of Bigger Tornado Clusters

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Environmental groups are preparing to sue President-elect Donald Trump's administration in federal court if it tries to eliminate eco-rules. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Environmentalists Gird For Battle With A Trump Administration

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Trump's Plan For Clean Coal Could Put The Brakes On Natural Gas

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A great shearwater flies off the coast of Tasmania. John Harrison/Wikipedia hide caption

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Why Seabirds Love To Gobble Plastic Floating In The Ocean

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France celebrated a milestone in the Paris climate change agreement last week by lighting up the Eiffel Tower in green. President-elect Donald Trump could pull the U.S. out of the deal. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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Trump Has A Chance To Pull U.S. Out Of Climate Accord

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Giant sequoias in the Sierra Nevada range can grow to be 250 feet tall — or more. John Buie/Flickr hide caption

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How Is A 1,600-Year-Old Tree Weathering California's Drought?

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This image taken in 2012 shows part of the Crosson Ice Shelf (center left) and Mount Murphy (foreground) on the western edge of Antarctica. Thwaites Ice Shelf lies beyond the highly fractured expanse of ice (center). John Sonntag/Nature hide caption

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Antarctica's Ice Sheets Are Melting Faster — And From Beneath

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Capuchin monkeys use a detached flake as an active hammerstone, possibly in order to produce quartz dust. M.Haslam/Nature hide caption

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Those Ancient Stone Tools — Did Humans Make Them, Or Was It Really Monkeys?

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On Energy And Climate Change, Clinton And Trump Differ Sharply

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Matthew Set To End U.S. Hurricane Drought After 10 Years

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New Research Zeroes In On Sources Of Methane-Emissions Uptick

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European Parliament Approves Paris Climate Agreement

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Cattle had to be driven through the waters of a flooded road and then trucked to higher ground on Aug. 16 in Sorrento, La. About a third of the flooding in the state last month occurred outside the local flood plain. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Outdated FEMA Flood Maps Don't Account For Climate Change

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Tropical Storm Colin brought big waves to Fort Myers Beach in Fort Myers, Fla., in early June. Given the threat of serious flooding, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in the area. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Climate Change Complicates Predictions Of Damage From Big Surf

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