The EPA tries to keep track of all sorts of methane producers — including herds of methane-belching cattle. Emmett Tullos/Flickr hide caption

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U.S. May Be Producing 50 Percent More Methane Than EPA Thinks

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The wreckage in Tacloban, Philippines, on Nov. 16 was overwhelming, after Typhoon Haiyan plowed through. David P. Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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How And Where Should We Rebuild After Natural Disasters?

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The beef rib mummy that the researchers tested came from the tomb of Yuya and Tjuiu (sometimes spelled Tuyu). Seen here is a mask of Tjuiu, made out of gilded cartonnage, that was also found in their tomb. Andreas F. Voegelin/AP/Museum Of Antiquities Basel hide caption

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Trout fishing is big business in Montana, bringing in tens of millions of dollars annually. Tom Murphy/Getty Images/National Geographic hide caption

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A Rancher And A Conservationist Forge An Unlikely Alliance

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Native Westslope cutthroat trout and bull trout swim in the cool waters of the Flathead River near Glacier National Park, Montana. Jonny Armstrong/USGS hide caption

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As Climate Warms American West, Iconic Trout In Jeopardy

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In Typhoon-Heavy Western Pacific, Preparation Can Only Go So Far

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The Large Stone Carving is the heaviest stone in the Forbidden City in Beijing. It was believed to have weighed more than 300 tons when it was first transported to the site between 1407 and 1420. DEA/ W. Buss/De Agostini/Getty Images hide caption

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How'd They Do That? The Story Of A Giant Rock And A Road Of Ice

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The Rockaway section of Queens, in New York City, was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. Many people in the neighborhood, shown here on October 30, 2012, lost power. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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In Sandy's Wake, Flood Zones And Insurance Rates Re-Examined

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Researchers excavated the remains of five creatures who lived 1.8 million years ago, including this adult male skull. The excavation site, in Georgia in the former Soviet Union, was home to a remarkable cache of bones. Courtesy of Georgian National Museum hide caption

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Fossil Find Points To A Streamlined Human Lineage

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A very old squished mosquito found in fossilized rock from Montana. Analysis of the insect's gut revealed telltale chemicals found in blood. PNAS hide caption

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Trapped In A Fossil: Remnants Of A 46-Million-Year-Old Meal

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Flooding brought down a house in Jamestown, Colo., on Sept. 18. Matthew Staver/Landov hide caption

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Flood Forensics: Why Colorado's Floods Were So Destructive

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A Thai medic checks bodies for forensic identity in Phang Nga province in southern of Thailand on Jan. 11, 2005. Thousands of people were killed in Thailand after a massive tsunami struck on Dec. 26, 2004. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Disasters, DNA Science Is Helpful, But Often Too Pricey

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Gwynns Falls runs beneath Interstate 95 at Carroll Park in Baltimore. The chemistry of this river, like many across the country, is changing. Courtesy of Sujay Kaushal hide caption

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'Rivers On Rolaids': How Acid Rain Is Changing Waterways

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Immense Underwater Volcano Is The Biggest On Earth

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This young whooping crane is on its first fall migration, guided by an Operation Migration ultralight aircraft. Each whooper in this population wears an identification band, and many carry tracking devices that record their movements in detail. Joe Duff/Operation Migration USA Inc. hide caption

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Wise Old Whooping Cranes Keep Captive-Bred Fledglings On Track

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