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This is a calculated flood map for the city of St. Louis. Water depth goes from deep (dark blue) to shallow (white, light blue). Floodwater can come from the Illinois, Upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers, as well as from heavy local precipitation. Courtesy of Dag Lohmann/Katrisk hide caption

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Flood Maps Can Get Much Sharper With A Little Supercomputing Oomph

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U.N. Brokers Global Effort To Rein In Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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U.N. Holds Climate Talks In New York Ahead Of Paris Meeting

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A plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. in January 2015. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Rules In Industry's Favor. What's EPA's Next Move?

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Residents Grow More Desperate Without Water In California Town

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Forensics Lab Director Ken Goddard holds a wood sample used in the lab's forensic work in Ashland, Ore. Jes Burns/OPB/EarthFix hide caption

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Wildlife Forensics Lab Uses Tech To Sniff, Identify Illegal Wood

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One of the 20 GPS sensors deployed on Greenland's Helheim Glacier to track its movement. Alistair Everett/Swansea University hide caption

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Study Reveals What Happens During A 'Glacial Earthquake'

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A bathtub ring marks the high-water line on Nevada's Lake Mead, which is on the Colorado River, in 2013. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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How A Historical Blunder Helped Create The Water Crisis In The West

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Dennis van Berkel, an attorney with the Dutch environmental group Urgenda, stands on an earthen berm on the outskirts of Amsterdam. The water is higher than the land on the other side of the berm. A Dutch court ruled in favor of Urgenda on Wednesday, saying the Dutch government must cut carbon emissions by 25 percent. Environmental groups in other countries were closely watching the case. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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The Dutch Ruling On Climate Change That Could Have A Global Impact

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AquaBounty's salmon (background) has been genetically modified to grow bigger and faster than a conventional Atlantic salmon of the same age (foreground.) Courtesy of AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. hide caption

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The Smuttynose Towle Farm brewery in Hampton, N.H., has an invisible but tight envelope that keeps the interior temperature consistently cool or warm, prevents energy loss and ultimately saves money. Courtesy of Smuttynose Brewing Company hide caption

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Bill Pentak of Panda Power Funds (left), Plant Manager John Martin (center) and Construction Manager Rob Risher (right) stand in front of the construction site for the new Panda Liberty gas power plant in Towanda, Penn. The plant, expected to come online in early 2016, was deliberately sited on top of the Marcellus Shale to take advantage of the cheap, abundant gas. Marie Cusick/WITF hide caption

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How Fracking Is Fueling A Power Shift From Coal To Gas

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