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South Africa's Cape Town Is Set To Run Out Of Water In April

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told the Senate environment committee that he does not remember comments he made in 2016 about then-candidate Donald Trump. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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EXCERPT: Scott Pruitt on KFAQ's Pat Campbell Show Feb. 4, 2016

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Some of the "milks" on offer by Elmhurst Milked, which operated as a traditional dairy in New York for nearly 100 years. These days, Elmhurst has replaced cows with nuts, oats and rice. Courtesy of Elmhurst Milked hide caption

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Scientists are hoping that seagrasses could act as a buffer against acidifying oceans. Lauren Sommer/KQED hide caption

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Can Seagrass Save Shellfish From Climate Change?

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Why Low Snowfall In The Rockies Is Concerning For Western Water Managers

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The Upper Tularik Floodplain in the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska is the site of a fight over a proposed mining project has dragged on for years. Handout from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency via Reuters hide caption

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A female gopher tortoise, about 20 years old, at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center near Newton, Ga. Todd Stone/AP hide caption

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Business And Wildlife Groups Skip The Fight, Work Together To Save A Species

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Nigel Raine keeps a collection of wild bees in his laboratory at the University of Guelph, in Canada. Farmed honeybees can compete with wild bees for food, making it harder for wild species to survive. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don't Help The Environment

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The fossil found in Misliya cave. Details of the teeth — their shapes and sizes relative to each other — helped scientists confirm that this belongs to Homo sapiens. Gerhard Weber/University of Vienna/Science hide caption

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New Fossil Found In Israel Suggests A Much Earlier Human Migration Out Of Africa

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Supplies Of Valuable Ginseng Root Dwindling

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