Biologists are relocating species such as this juvenile Mojave Desert tortoise due to the planned construction of BrightSource Energy's solar plant in southern California. Sarah McBride for NPR hide caption

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The Tortoise And The Solar Plant: A Mojave Story

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Did Cement Or Concrete Fail In Oil Well?

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The Mysterious Life Of The Cholera Bacterium

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Is Genome Sequencing Surpassing Medical Knowledge?

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Taste Receptors In Lungs May Help Asthmatics

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Slip Into The Secret Life of Eels

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The Past, Locked In Amber

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'Goat Sucker' May Just Be A Mangy Coyote

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A coal-fired power plant in New Haven, W.Va, stores carbon dioxide underground and is the world's largest carbon capture facility. An energy bill that would support such projects is taking a beating from both the left and the right this election season. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Candidates Take Aim At Climate Bill To Win Votes

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Insects like this mantis have been fossilized for 50 to 52 million years in a deposit of amber excavated in India. David Grimaldi/AMNH hide caption

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