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Surfing For Science: A New Way To Gather Data For Ocean And Coastal Research

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Verizon crews pump water from an access tunnel in Manhattan in 2012 after flooding from Superstorm Sandy knocked out underground Internet cables. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Heat Making You Lethargic? Research Shows It Can Slow Your Brain, Too

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Drone footage captured by Anthony Murphy shows the outline of an ancient henge, visible in the pattern of crops grown in a field near Newgrange, Ireland. Anthony Murphy/Mythical Ireland hide caption

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A New Look At An Old Way To Store Energy

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Experts Say Lawsuit Over Flint Water Crisis Is An Uphill Battle

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Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Record On The Environment

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Spotted Lanternfly Could Be Worst Invasive Species In 150 Years

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How Phoenix Is Trying To Keep People Cool As Temperatures Rise

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The alkali bee is slightly smaller than a honey bee, with opalescent stripes that shimmer between yellow, green, red and blue. Aaron Scott/Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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The Science — And Environmental Hazards — Behind Fish Oil Supplements

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When ticks come into contact with clothing sprayed with permethrin, research shows, they quickly become incapacitated and are unable to bite. Pearl Mak/NPR hide caption

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To Repel Ticks, Try Spraying Your Clothes With A Pesticide That Mimics Mums

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Mumbai's Juhu beach is strewn with trash at low tide during monsoon season. Floodwaters flush garbage out of the city and into the Arabian Sea. As tides ebb, beaches are blanketed in trash, much of it plastic. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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An Indian State Bans Plastic Bags, Straws And More. Will It Work?

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