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The Trump administration wants to overhaul a major environmental law — the National Environmental Policy Act — to help speed approval of infrastructure projects, including oil and gas pipelines. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Proposes Major Changes To Bedrock Environmental Law

The move would ease approval for major infrastructure projects. It could mean federal agencies won't need to consider climate impacts of things like pipelines and highways.

Recent research has explored "helping" behavior in species ranging from nonhuman primates to rats and bats. To see whether intelligent birds might help out a feathered pal, scientists did an experiment using African grey parrots like these. Henry Lok/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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Polly Share A Cracker? Parrots Can Practice Acts Of Kindness, Study Finds

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The Trump administration wants to overhaul a major environmental law — the National Environmental Policy Act — to help speed approval of infrastructure projects, including oil and gas pipelines. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Proposes Major Changes To Bedrock Environmental Law

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People who smoke, vape or use nicotine in any form will not be hired by U-Haul in the 21 states where such hiring policies are legal. boonchai wedmakawand/Getty Images hide caption

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U-Haul's Nicotine-Free Hiring Rule Reflects A Trend That Troubles Workers' Advocates

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"I just wanted to try and fulfill the potential of all these ideas I had on the album, and it took me a really long time to get there," Khushi says. Parsons/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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10 Years, One Shed: Building A Meticulous Musician's Debut

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