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'American Seafood' Author Recommends Putting 'Underloved' Fish On the Plate

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For Alaskan Coastal Village Residents, Erosion Hits Home

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Tax Bill Would Open Alaska Wildlife Refuge To Drilling

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Researching How To Fight Climate Change With Geoengineering

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Harvey Dumped Up To 127 Billion Tons Of Water On Texas

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The midnight sun shines across sea ice along the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, July 23, 2017. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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'They'll All Be Gone': Video Of Starving Polar Bear Highlights Effects Of Melting Ice

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Haitians Are Turning Plastic Waste Into Valuable Fabric

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China's Import Policies Are Affecting U.S. Recycling Companies

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The active part of the landfill in Toa Baja is currently a hot, rancid, open dump. Federal regulations require trash piles to be covered daily with earth. But the site's supervisor says that's currently impossible. José Jiménez-Tirado for NPR hide caption

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After Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles Under The Weight Of Its Own Garbage

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How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's Views Have Changed Under Trump

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Smoke from wildfires, like this lingering cloud in Sonoma County, Calif., in October, may be responsible for creating an off taste in wine. George Rose/Getty Images hide caption

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France's President Emmanuel Macron, center, Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, and Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel, right, pose for a photo in front of the Eiffel Tower while aboard a boat cruising on the Seine River after the One Planet Summit, Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 12. Thibault Camus/AP hide caption

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California Firefighter On Battling The Thomas Wildfire

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Cal Fire firefighters keep watch on a wildfire blaze burning the mountainside near the Cate School campus in Carpinteria, Calif., on Dec. 10, 2017. Kenneth Song/AP hide caption

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Melt ponds dot a stretch of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, north of Greenland. This year was the Arctic's second-warmest in at least 1,500 years, after 2016. Nathan Kurtz/NASA hide caption

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Arctic's Temperature Continues To Run Hot, Latest 'Report Card' Shows

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California Officials Say Thomas Fire Is The Fifth Largest In State History

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