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A Socorro dove perches at the Africam Safari Zoo in Puebla, Mexico. Scientists are planning to bring the dove species back to Socorro Island, the dove's ancestral home. Loretta Williams for NPR hide caption

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Move Over, Sheep. Doves Are Returning Home To Tiny Island Of Socorro

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Biologist Shaun Clements counts down the seconds before emptying a vial of synthetic DNA into a stream near Alsea, Oregon. Jes Burns/Oregon Public Broadcasting/EarthFix hide caption

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Adam Scott of Australia plays during the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at the Trump National Doral Blue Monster course in 2016. David Cannon/Getty Images hide caption

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Doomsday Clock Closest To Midnight Since 1954

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Multiple Twitter accounts claiming to be run by members of the National Park Service and other U.S. agencies have appeared since the Trump administration's apparent gag order. The account owners are choosing to remain anonymous. David Calvert/Getty Images hide caption

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Former EPA Scientist Weighs In On Fate Of Climate Science Under Trump

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Government scientists are working on a climate assessment that among other things will help predict "sunny day" floods like this one in Miami Beach, Fla., in 2015. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Huge Federal Climate Enterprise At Stake As Trump Team Moves In

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Crews clean up the diesel fuel spill after a pipeline broke in Worth County, Iowa on Wednesday. Chris Zoeller/Mason City Globe Gazette/globegazette.com hide caption

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