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EPA To Dissolve Office Of Science Adviser

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Earthquake Devastates Indonesian Island

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Fire ecologist Malcolm North looks down at the still-burning Lions Fire from a ridge in the Sierra Nevadas. Nathan Rott/NPR hide caption

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Fire Ecologists Say More Fires Should Be Left To Burn. So Why Aren't They?

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The edges of this sycamore leaf are turned upward into a cuplike shape, the typical sign of exposure to dicamba. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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A Drifting Weedkiller Puts Prized Trees At Risk

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Fuel Efficiency And Smog In Arizona

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A new study from the University of Texas at Austin suggests that bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death. Vivian Abagiu/College of Natural Sciences at University of Texas in Austin hide caption

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The people-plaguing Asian tiger mosquito, or Aedes albopictus, typically lays its eggs in stagnant water. James Gathany/AP hide caption

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Building A Better Mosquito Trap — One Scientist Thinks He's Done It

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Philadelphia International is among more than a dozen major U.S. airports vulnerable to sea level rise. Kimberly Paynter/WHYY hide caption

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Airports At Water's Edge Battle Rising Sea Levels

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Environmentalists Concerned That More Coal Ash Ponds Will Spill Into Rivers

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A nanny goat and her kids near a popular campsite in Olympic National Park. The National Park Service wants to move goats to the North Cascades, where they are a native species. Ashley Ahearn for NPR hide caption

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Via Truck And Helicopter, Mountain Goats Find New Home

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This adult Anopheles gambiae mosquito — the kind that spreads malaria — was genetically modified as part of the study. Andrew Hammond hide caption

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Mosquitoes Genetically Modified To Crash Species That Spreads Malaria

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