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Energy

Unfurling The Waste Problem Caused By Wind Energy

While wind energy is marketed as the future's green energy solution, turbines last only about 20 years, and disposing of their behemoth fiberglass blades is both complicated and costly.

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EPA Chief Pledges To Severely Cut Back On Animal Testing Of Chemicals

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Mokusho Mark Barrott
Albatross Fleetwood Mac
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Antonio Basco, husband of El Paso Walmart shooting victim Margie Reckard, hugs an attendee during his wife's visitation service in El Paso, Texas, in August. Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Most Americans Want To See Congress Pass Gun Restrictions

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[Untitled Track] Markus Güntner
In My Place Coldplay
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Wilbur Ross At The Center Of Another Political Storm, This Time About The Weather

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Tilted Christine and the Queens

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Saving California's Kelp Forest May Depend On Eating Purple Sea Urchins

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Under the Sea
Music for Eels The Sven Libaek Orchestra

Jackie Robinson draws his family close to help him blow out a birthday candle in 1954. From left, his children Sharon, David, and Jackie Jr., with his wife Rachel, above. AP hide caption

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Teen Angst And Civil Rights Meet In A New Memoir — Featuring Jackie Robinson

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This Little Light of Mine The Freedom Singers
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Girlfriend Is Better Talking Heads
Flatiron Suzanne Kraft
Tide Antônio Carlos Jobim
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The Hardest Button to Button The White Stripes
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Fog Filled Dungeons Sad Boy With A Laptop
Redesigning Women The Highwomen
Essentially Japanese Breakfast

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Unfurling The Waste Problem Caused By Wind Energy

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Photographer Robert Frank holds a camera in 1954. His photo book, The Americans, changed the way people saw photography and the way they saw the U.S. Frank died on Monday at the age of 94. Fred Stein Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Influential Documentary Photographer Robert Frank Dies At 94

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Run Vallis Alps
With a Little Luck Wings

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