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One-quarter of the endangered mountain gorilla population lives in the Virunga National Park, which activists are trying to protect from oil exploration. Brent Stirton/Getty Images hide caption

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International Leaders To Discuss Substances That Cause Global Warming

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Zach Whitener, research associate at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, holds a cod while collecting samples for a study. Gulf of Maine Research Institute hide caption

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Why Is It So Hard To Save Gulf Of Maine Cod? They're In Hot Water

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When salmon was out of season, diners in restaurants were likely to get a species other than what they ordered 67 percent of the time, a new survey finds. iStockphoto hide caption

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Colo. Gold King Mine Continues To Leak Waste As Winter Sets In

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Everyone knows beavers can swim, but at one point they also soared through the skies in Idaho thanks to a novel relocation method involving parachutes. Mathieu Belanger/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Imagine a bar without the booze. Delegates wrangling in Bonn, Germany, this week have to figure out soon how to cover the world's climate bill. Oliver Berg/DPA/Landov hide caption

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How U.N. Climate Negotiations Are Like Splitting A Bar Tab

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