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Fertilizer is crucial to agricultural production, but its increasing use is leaking nitrous oxide, an ozone-deteriorating gas, into the atmosphere. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A hiker takes in a view of rock formations at Utah's Zion National Park that rise more than 3,000 feet above the canyon floor. Courtesy of Zion National Park hide caption

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Walking Through History At Zion National Park

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Scalding A Quarter-Mile In An Electric Ford Pinto

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Problems Plague Hudson Cleanup

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For Early Man, It Wasn't Easier Being Green

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Orchids: 'Inflatable Love Dolls Of The Floral Kingdom'

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DNA Transplant Transforms Bacteria

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