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Monsoon rains flooded Mumbai in August 2017. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes can spread diseases like dengue fever. Drought has affected the health of Somalians. (From left) Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images; Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images; Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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How Climate Change Is Already Affecting Health, Spreading Disease

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At the SolarWorld manufacturing plant in Hillsboro, Ore., John Clason stacks solar cells before loading them into machines that build solar panels. Cassandra Profita/Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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How Tariffs Could Help And Hurt The Solar Industry

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5 Years After Hurricane Sandy, A Neighborhood Is Largely Deserted

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The Mexican long-tongued bat is one of the species that pollinates agave, but its ecosystem is being disrupted by large-scale, cheaper methods of making tequila. Merlin Tuttle/Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation hide caption

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Bats And Tequila: A Once Boo-tiful Relationship Cursed By Growing Demands

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Museum curator Teddy Reeves demonstrates a method of salvaging damaged photos at a workshop in Beaumont, Texas. Allison Lee/Houston Public Media hide caption

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'All Is Not Lost': These Experts Help Save Hurricane-Soaked Heirlooms

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EPA Cancels Scientist Discussion Of Climate Change

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Assessing The Damage To Puerto Rico's Rain Forest

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Want Less Wildfire? Prescribe More Fire, Ecologists Say

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South Florida Worries About Possible Dike Failure

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The Sissano Lagoon was part of Papua New Guinea devastated by a tsunami in 1998. Researchers used evidence from after that tsunami to compare to a tsunami thousands of years ago. Channel 7 TV Sydney via AP hide caption

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The Astronomers Monument in Griffith Observatory, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, Calif. shows Johannes Kepler in the center flanked by Isaac Newton, on the left and Galileo Galilei on the right. LeoRossi/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Iskashitaa participant Rogita Darji, a refugee from Bhutan, gathers purslane, an edible plant to some, but considered a weed on a farm in Tucson, Ariz. Bill Hatcher hide caption

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Bob Scott, a weed scientist at the University of Arkansas, says he wishes more testing could have been done on the new dicamba formulations, but "the product was not made available to us." Dan Charles/ NPR hide caption

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Monsanto Attacks Scientists After Studies Show Trouble For Weedkiller Dicamba

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Virginia's Shenandoah National Park is one of 17 popular parks that would see higher peak-season entry fees under a new proposal. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fees To Enter Popular National Parks Would Skyrocket Under Interior Department Plan

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