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How Can Dinosaurs Help Us Understand Our Own Species?

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Are We Headed Into Another Mass Extinction?

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Can We Preserve Seed Diversity For The Future?

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What's The Anthropocene?

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How Do We Embrace All Kinds Of Nature?

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The northern lights over Iceland in February. The glowing orange area on the left side are the lights of the capital, Reykjavik. Jamie Cooper/SSPL via Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers at MIT found that many hybrid and battery-operated cars already meet the global emissions goals for 2030. Andrea Kissack/NPR hide caption

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It May Not Cost You More To Drive Home In A Climate-Friendly Car

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Teaching Middle-Schoolers Climate Change Without Terrifying Them

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The Cardinal Power Station is a coal-fired energy plant in Brilliant, Ohio. The Obama administration's Clean Power Plan requires a 32 percent cut in carbon emissions from power plants by 2030. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Appeals Court Hears Challenge To Obama Power-Plant Emissions Rule

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West Virginia Attorney General, A Champion For Fossil Fuel Interests

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