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The Salt

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

As the level of carbon dioxide in the air rises because of human activity, scientists are trying to pin down how plants are affected. There's evidence that it's changing many important plants we eat.

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Whole Heart Gryffin, Bipolar Sunshine

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Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together

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Sunny and Cloudy Hans Wolfgang Ziegler
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As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

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Bromas Tristeza
Jazz Influence Kondor
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Memory Loss Deltron 3030
Late Summer Seed Collection Sarah Louise
The Day is Past and Gone (Variations) Sarah Louise

Sukup Manufacturing Co.'s thriving factory outside tiny Sheffield, Iowa, gives the town an economic anchor. But that hasn't stopped the population numbers from slipping. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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As Rural Towns Lose Population, They Can Learn To 'Shrink Smart'

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