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Researchers monitored the health of these wild bees, from the species Osmia bicornis. They nest inside small cavities, such as hollow reeds. Courtesy of Centre for Ecology & Hydrology hide caption

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Pesticides Are Harming Bees — But Not Everywhere, Major New Study Shows

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Maryland Farmer Fights To Keep Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Alive

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Researchers Analyze Economic Impact Of Climate Change In The U.S.

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Potential annual damages are shown on the county-level in a scenario in which emissions of greenhouse gasses continue at current rates. Negative damages indicate economic benefits. Hsiang, Kopp, Jina, Rising, et al./Science hide caption

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News Brief: Cardinal Denies Sexual Assault Charges, Travel Ban Details

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Billy Crook's commercial crabbing boat, Pilot's Bride. He says it's looking like it's going to be a good year for crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay. Selena Simmons-Duffin/NPR hide caption

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Chesapeake Bay Dead Zones Are Fading, But Proposed EPA Cuts Threaten Success

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A comprehensive study of air pollution in the U.S. finds it still kills thousands a year, and disproportionately affects poor people and minorities. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Air Pollution Still Kills Thousands Every Year, Study Concludes

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Beekeepers Feel The Sting Of California's Great Hive Heist

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An aerial view of the sequoia in Boise, Idaho, as workers prepared to transport it about two blocks. Heavy machinery had to be used to prune its roots and build a structure so they could move the roughly 100-foot tree, which was planted back in 1912. Rebecca Boone/AP hide caption

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Diana McLean says coal would be good for the North Cheyenne Tribe. "We've been in the same situation for the last 50 years. And it hasn't changed. It hasn't improved." Shane Thomas McMillan for NPR hide caption

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People Of Coal-Rich Northern Cheyenne Torn Between Jobs And Sacred Culture

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The confluence of the St. Croix, top, and Mississippi Rivers, bottom, is seen from the air on May 31, 2012. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

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The cladding used in a 2016 refurbishing of Grenfell Tower in London helped last week's fatal fire spread. The combustible material is permitted in some parts of the U.S. Niklas Halle'n /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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