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Fernandina's Flicker (Colaptes fernandinae), a woodpecker found only in Cuba. Pete Oxford/Minden Pictures/Corbis hide caption

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U.S. Biologists Keen To Explore, Help Protect Cuba's Wild Places

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Opposition Grows To Nicaragua Canal Connecting Atlantic And Pacific

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Tim Meyers on his four-acre vegetable farm in southwestern Alaska. Behind him: an endless sea of tundra, and a glimpse of the town of Bethel. Eugenie Frerichs for NPR hide caption

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Smoke rises from chimneys of coal-based power plants in the Sonbhadra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Young Indians Learn To Fight Pollution To Save Lives

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Botanists say this plant is the fern equivalent of a human-lemur love child. Harry Roskam hide caption

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'Weird' Fern Shows The Power Of Interspecies Sex

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A truck drives on top of a levee that protects a soybean field in New Madrid County, Mo., when the Mississippi River floods. Kristofor Husted/KBIA hide caption

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Army Corps Project Pits Farmland Against Flood Threat

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Quinault Indian Nation President Fawn Sharp stands on the docks as tribal crabbers unload their catch. The tribe has vowed to fight the oil train-to-ship terminals proposed for Grays Harbor. Ashley Ahearn/KUOW hide caption

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Washington State County Unsure If It Can Take Wave Of North Dakota Crude

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Crew members pull an oyster dredge in Tangier Sound of the Chesapeake Bay near Deal Island, Md., in 2013. A study found that the Chesapeake Bay shellfishery is a "hot zone" for ocean acidification. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Freight Farms are shipping containers modified to grow stacks of hydroponic plants and vegetables — anywhere, 365 days a year. Courtesy of Freight Farms hide caption

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Parks Service Surveys The Environment's Accoustical Health

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"Understanding consciousness is a real key, I think, both to understanding the universe and to understanding ourselves." - David Chalmers James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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How Can We Explain The Mystery Of Consciousness?

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