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Party On: Legislation passed last week allows the Federal Helium Reserve to continue selling the stockpiled gas. Above, Jonathan Trappe launches his 370-balloon craft from Caribou, Maine, in an attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 12. Alexandre Ayre/Barcroft Media/Landov hide caption

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A wildfire burns in Prescott, Ariz., on June 18. The fire covered nearly 11 square miles of the Prescott National Forest. Todd Tamcsin/AP/American Red Cross hide caption

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The Fragile, Invisible Connections Of The Natural World

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"Bees are vital to the pollination and production of our fruits and vegetables ... unfortunately, they're all in trouble" — Marla Spivak James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Why Are Bees Disappearing?

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Can 'Rewilding' Restore Vanishing Ecosystems?

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Aerial view of Biosphere 2, where Jane Poynter lived for two years and 20 minutes. Courtesy of Jane Poynter hide caption

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"In habitats that are pretty much untouched, the sound is organized and structured in such a way so that each critter establishes its own bandwidth" — Bernie Kraus James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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How Does Listening To Nature Teach Us About Changing Habitats?

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