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A Tesla Model S electric vehicle is charged at a car dealership in Shanghai, China, in March 2015. Johannes Eisele /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Established Automakers Announce Bold Moves In Electrification

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Cape Town's Water Crisis Marks Divide Between Rich And Poor

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The Great Pacific Garbage 'Patch' Much Bigger Than Previously Thought

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North Atlantic right whales are at risk of extinction because they often become ensnared in ropes used to guide lobster traps along the Northeastern U.S. and Canadian coastline. David L. Ryan/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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SoFi, the robotic fish, swims in for its close-up. MIT computer scientists hope SoFi will help marine biologists get a closer (and less obtrusive) look at their subjects than ever before. Robert Katzschmann et al. (Photo: Joseph DelPreto)/MIT CSAIL hide caption

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Decline In Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation

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A Colombian chef turned social entrepreneur, Leonor Espinosa has made it her mission to revive traditional agriculture, ancestral foodways and culinary know-how among rural, mainly indigenous and Afro-Colombian people. Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Andrew Wheeler during his November 2017 Senate confirmation hearing to be deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Alex Edelman/picture-alliance/dpa/AP hide caption

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