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Damin Radford of New Zealand overlooks the Oceti Sakowin camp on Tuesday, where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access pipeline near Cannon Ball, N.D. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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A new species of ground beetle found in Antarctica (left) is named Antarctotrechus balli. The three other beetles are close modern relatives of the ancient species. The line drawings show similarities between the beetles. Courtesy of Allan Ashworth/North Dakota State University hide caption

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The wildfire continues to burn in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee on Tuesday. Great Smoky Mountains National Park hide caption

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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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Texas, Oklahoma Divided Over How To Handle Earthquakes Linked To Oil Drilling

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Louisiana Veteran Flood Victims Still Find Recovery Programs Tough To Navigate

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Inside The Climate Change Dispute Between Exxon Mobil And Rockefeller Family

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Haiti Still Reels From Hurricane Matthew, One Month On

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Army Corps Of Engineers Issue Dec. 5 Leave Deadline To Pipeline Protesters

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Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo prepares to speak at a Miami-Dade County school board meeting. Curbelo began his political career on the school board. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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After Criticizing Trump, Miami GOP Congressman Prepares To Work With Him

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Going outside the day after Thanksgiving could be the perfect opportunity to get take a new portrait. People could also just enjoy the surrounding nature. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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