Streets flooded in the Staten Island borough of New York after Superstorm Sandy hit in October. The storm caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Remapping Our Awareness Of Storm Surge Danger

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Gizmo Uses Lung Cells To Sniff Out Health Hazards In Urban Air

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Researchers Revive A Plant Frozen In Time

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The SciFri Book Club Takes a Hike

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This photo shows a heavily logged concession affiliated with Asia Pulp and Paper, or APP, one of the world's largest papermakers, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, in 2010. Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Battling Deforestation In Indonesia, One Firm At A Time

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Houston's Petrochemical Industry, Source Of Jobs And Smog

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An evening view of the Exxon Mobil oil refinery complex in Baton Rouge, La. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Baton Rouge's Corroded, Overpolluting Neighbor: Exxon Mobil

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Genetically modified wheat has been discovered growing in a field in Oregon. GMO wheat is not approved for sale in the U.S. Above, a wheat field in Arkansas. Danny Johnston/AP hide caption

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GMO Wheat Found In Oregon Field. How Did It Get There?

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The Houston Ship Channel is home to a wide range of heavy industry, including chemical processing plants and petrochemical refineries. Richard Harris/NPR hide caption

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Breathing Easier: How Houston Is Working To Clean Up Its Air

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Cicada: It's what's for dinner? Sean Bush/AP hide caption

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Cooking With Cicadas: No Weirder Than Eating Cheese?

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Colorado Crisis: America's Great River Dwindles in Drought

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Scientists Discover Rip Van Winkle Of The Plant World

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Rancher Bill Gow doesn't want the proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline to travel across his Douglas County, Ore., ranch. While he has refused to negotiate with the pipeline company, ultimately a court may force him and other landowners to allow the project on their land. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Natural Gas Export Plan Unites Oregon Landowners Against It

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Tourists watch as workers clean oil from the sand along a strip of oil that washed up on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., in 2010 after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the Louisiana coast. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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Gulf Coast States Get Creative With BP Oil Spill Money

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