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California Game Warden Pat Freeling replants stolen succulents along the Mendocino coastline. Courtesy of Pat Freeling hide caption

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The Case Of The Stolen Succulents

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USDA Unveils Prototypes For GMO Food Labels, And They're ... Confusing

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An image provided by NOAA shows the hole in the ozone layer in 2015. NOAA scientists now say emissions of one ozone-depleting chemical appear to be rising, even though the chemical has been banned and reported production has essentially been at zero for years. NOAA via AP hide caption

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Austin Steeves packages lobsters after hauling traps on his grandfather's boat in Casco Bay, Portland, Maine. Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Warming Waters Push Fish To Cooler Climes, Out Of Some Fishermen's Reach

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An image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows sulfur dioxide plumes rising from Kilauea's fissures along the rift and accumulating in the cloud deck, viewed from a Hawaiian Volcano Observatory overflight on Wednesday. U.S. Geological Survey via AP hide caption

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Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrives for his testimony Wednesday before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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How Those Affected By Hawaii's Volcano Eruption Are Coping

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Florida's coral reefs, already bleached by years of warming ocean waters, are being further battered by a mysterious disease. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hide caption

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Battered By Bleaching, Florida's Coral Reefs Now Face Mysterious Disease

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Louisiana wants to divert parts of the Mississippi River, using its sediment to build up shrinking marshes. Planners are using this new model to test how it would work. Travis Lux/WWNO hide caption

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Louisiana Wants To Use The Muddy Mississippi To Build Up Its Coast

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Scientific Debate Centers On Giant Crack In Africa's Rift Valley

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President Trump speaking at the "Unleashing American Energy" event at the Department of Energy in June 2017. Trump said he wants to reorient toward "American energy dominance." Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Lava flows at a lava fissure in the aftermath of eruptions from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. The U.S. Geological Survey said a recent lowering of the lava lake at the volcano's Halemaumau crater has raised the potential for explosive eruptions at the volcano. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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How 1 Hawaii Resident Is Documenting The Kilauea Volcano Eruption

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Hawaii's Big Island Braces For More Eruptions

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New Orleans Pressured To Reconsider Permit For Power Plant Backed By Paid Actors

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Eruption Of Hawaii Volcano Could Cause Smog, Acid Rain And Ballistic Projectiles

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An infrared satellite image shows Hurricane Harvey just prior to making landfall on Aug. 25, 2017. Warm water in the Gulf of Mexico fed heavy rains, according to new research. Getty Images hide caption

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The biggest fingerling salmon in this Alaskan fish hatchery are likely born to the biggest mothers. Education Images/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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The Bigger The Mother Fish, The More Babies She Has

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Scott Pruitt Praised And Reviled For 'Effectiveness,' But How Effective Is He?

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Luminalt solar installers Pam Quan (right) and Walter Morales (left) install solar panels on a roof in San Francisco on Wednesday. The California Energy Commission approved a regulation that would require all new homes in the state to have solar panels. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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