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Hurricanes in 2012 and 2003 submerged parking lots and park benches, and flooded businesses along Annapolis' Dock Street. City planners estimate that, given the rise in sea level, by 2100 the flood from a once-in-a-hundred-year storm would be almost twice as high as it would be if such a storm hit today. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Mapping Coastal Flood Risk Lags Behind Sea Level Rise

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Piles of plastic waste are pictured on the seaside in the coastal town of Khalde, south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on September 22, 2016. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Plastic Is Everywhere And Recycling Isn't The End Of It

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An African cheetah (acinonyx jubatus lanea) at Inverdoorn Game Reservein South Africa. Thierry Falise/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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New Research Suggests Why Mid-Sized Animals Are The Fastest

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Scientists Discover Sneaky Spider That Fools Predators

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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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An international team of scientists believes it has solved the mystery of how eggs got their shapes. Frans Lanting/Mint Images RM/Getty Images hide caption

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How Do Eggs Get Their Shapes? Scientists Think They've Cracked It

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Max Planck Institute paleoanthropologist Jean-Jacques Hublin examines the new finds at Jebel Irhoud, in Morocco. The eye orbits of a crushed human skull more than 300,000 years old are visible just beyond his fingertip. Shannon McPherron/Nature hide caption

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315,000-Year-Old Fossils From Morocco Could Be Earliest Recorded Homo Sapiens

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What Are The Ramifications Of The U.S. Leaving The Climate Accord?

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Morning News Brief: U.S. Pulls Out Of International Climate Accord

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President Trump Decides To Pull U.S. Out Of Paris Climate Agreement

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President Trump Expected To Make Decision On Paris Climate Accord

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Market Forces May Impact Emissions More Than Climate Agreements

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UMCES chemist Michael Gonsior gathers water samples from Cocktown Creek in Maryland. Andrew Heyes/Courtesy of University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science hide caption

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Trump's Budget Would Eliminate A Key Funder Of Research On Coastal Pollution

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