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A Colombian worker checks the plastic protection cover over a banana bunch on a plantation in Aracataca, Colombia. A dreaded fungus that has destroyed banana plantations in Asia has now spread to Latin America. Jan Sochor/LatinContent via Getty Images hide caption

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Devastating Banana Fungus Arrives In Colombia, Threatening The Fruit's Future

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Mississippi River floodwaters inundate the pavilion and a play area at Harriet Island in St. Paul, Minn., this past March. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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Wet, Wild And High: Lakes And Rivers Wreak Havoc Across Midwest, South

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A Newark, N.J., resident carries a case of bottled water distributed Monday at a recreation center. The Environmental Protection Agency said residents shouldn't rely on water filters the city gave out to address lead contamination. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Cows graze on a grass field at a farm in Schaghticoke, N.Y. The grass-fed movement is based on the idea of regenerative agriculture. John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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A bald eagle prepares to take off from a pine tree in Pembroke Pines, Fla. The eagle population rebounded after protections put in place under the Endangered Species Act. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Researchers say there's growing evidence that nature has a powerful effect on us, improving both our physical and psychological health. Angela Hsieh hide caption

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Large swaths of forest have been cut down in Brazil in recent decades to make room for farming. Deforestation contributes to global warming, and reversing it will be necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change. Andre Penner/AP hide caption

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To Slow Global Warming, U.N. Warns Agriculture Must Change

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Honeybees are seen feeding on the honeydew of whiteflies in citrus trees. Traces of neonicotinoids, a family of pesticides, have shown up in honeydew, an important food source for other insects. Alejandro Tena hide caption

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Give Up Your Gas Stove To Save The Planet? Banning Gas Is The Next Climate Push

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Muguntuul Oyutan, 11, walks to school with her sister and friends in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. Mongolia is the world's most sparsely populated nation, and an increasing proportion of its citizens reside in the capital. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Bangladeshi commuters use boats to cross the Buriganga River in the capital Dhaka in 2018. In July, Bangladesh's top court granted all the country's rivers the same legal rights as humans. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Two scoops of Perfect Day's vegan ice cream, made with synthetic whey proteins. Protein from whey, a byproduct of cheese-making, is often used to give frozen desserts a creamy texture. Perfect Day makes its whey proteins using microbes. Olivia Falcigno/NPR hide caption

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Dairy Ice Cream, No Cow Needed: These Egg And Milk Proteins Are Made Without Animals

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At the Massacre Rim Dark Sky Sanctuary, the Milky Way galaxy shines bright enough at night to cast shadows. Richie Bednarski/Friends of Nevada Wilderness hide caption

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This Remote Corner Of Nevada Is One Of The Darkest Places In The World

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