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A curious harbor seal checks out diver Mike Weber as he and other divers pick up golf balls in the waters off the coast of Northern California. His daughter wrote a paper about all the golf balls found in the ocean from nearby golf courses. Courtesy of Alex Weber hide caption

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Teenage Diver Finds Tons Of Golf Balls Rotting Off California

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Movement To Find Alternative To Plastic Packaging Grows In Philippines

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A Small Plastic Package Is A Big Culprit Of The Waste Filling Oceans

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Sachets like these, developed to market consumer goods to the poor, have become ubiquitous all over Asia. Jes Aznar for NPR hide caption

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A New Weapon In The War Against Plastic Waste

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The devastation from Hurricane Michael over Mexico Beach, Fla. A massive federal report released in November warns that climate change is fueling extreme weather disasters like hurricanes and wildfires. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Examining The Link Between Climate And Weather

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Scientists Say Miniature Flies Are A Big Worry For Antarctic Island

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Why Scientists Are Talking About Attribution Science And What It Is

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Thick clouds emanate from a coal-burning power plant in Baishan, in the Jilin province of China. In an effort to boost its economy, China has recently started greenlighting coal projects that had been on hold. Christian Petersen-Clausen/Getty Images hide caption

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Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Up Again. What Now, Climate?

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Nearly 200 Countries Meet In Poland To Participate In Climate Conference

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Volunteers search a mobile home park in Paradise, Calif. Government scientists predict wildfires like the one that struck this community will contribute to billions in losses for the U.S. economy. Kathleen Ronayne/AP hide caption

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Chris and Nancy Brown embrace Monday while looking over the remains of their burned residence after the Camp Fire tore through the region in Paradise, Calif. Dozens of people have been killed in the latest fires to hit the state. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Megafires More Frequent Because Of Climate Change And Forest Management

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The skull of a mosasaur, one segment of a full-scale reconstruction, is displayed in front of a mural painted by natural history artist Karen Carr, depicting the mosasaur's underwater environment. Madeleine Cook/NPR hide caption

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Scientists Unveil Ancient Sea Monsters Found In Angola

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The oldest figurative painting, found in caves at the far eastern edge of the island of Borneo, depicts a wild cow with horns and dates to at least 40,000 years ago — thousands of years older than figurative paintings found in Europe. Luc-Henri Fage/Nature hide caption

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Indonesian Caves Hold Oldest Figurative Painting Ever Found, Scientists Say

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Smog blankets Santiago, Chile, in June. A U.N. report warns that even a 1.5-degree C increase in global temperatures will cause serious changes to weather, sea levels, agriculture and natural eco-systems. Cllaudio Reyes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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