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Why The U.S. And Britain Are Teaming Up To Study A Massive Glacier In Antarctica

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How Saguaro National Park Hopes To Catch Prickly Cacti Thieves

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A 2014 photo shows coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The Australian government is dedicating hundreds of millions of dollars to protecting and researching the reef. William West/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rothschild's giraffe at Lake Nakuru, Great Rift Valley, Kenya. A community project at Kenya's Lake Baringo is attempting to save the subspecies. Education Images/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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'A Silent Extinction': Finding Peace And Saving Giraffes On A Lake In Kenya

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Signs hung up in front of a vacant lot in Weeksville, Brooklyn, in 2014 by members of 596 Acres, an organization that maps vacant lots in New York City and advocates for community stewardship of th at land. Murray Spenser Cox hide caption

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"Bee health remains of paramount importance for me," said the EU's Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, after the EU moved to ban neonicotinoid insecticides everywhere except greenhouses. Here, a bee hovers near a peach flower. Jamal Saidi/Reuters hide caption

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Thick plumes of smoke rise from the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior, Wis., which was hit by an explosion and a series of fires on Thursday. Clint Austin/Duluth News Tribune/Reuters hide caption

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, accompanied by EPA Chief Financial Officer Holly Greaves, testifies before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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EPA Chief Pruitt Faces Tough Questions On Capitol Hill

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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Prepares For Questions On Ethics Allegations

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A dust storm moves across the barren plains of northern Kenya in March 2006. Viruses are swept up into the atmosphere via dust storms and ocean spray, and then fall back down to the surface. Chris Jackson/Getty Images hide caption

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Tourists walk along a beach in Malay town, on the Philippine island Boracay, last week. President Duterte's decision to close Boracay has rocked the island. The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to keep travelers out and head off potential protests before its six-month closure to tourists. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Philippines Shuts Down A Popular Tourist Island, Residents Fear For Their Future

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Pruitt Proposes EPA Science Restrictions

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A man rides a LimeBike in Washington, DC. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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#ScootersBehavingBadly: U.S. Cities Race To Keep Up With Small Vehicle Shares

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LeeAnne Walters, a recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, was key in exposing the crisis of lead-laced water in Flint, Mich. Michael Gleason/The Goldman Environmental Prize hide caption

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