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Cattle graze in pasture formed by cleared rainforest land in Pará, Brazil. A new online tool makes it easier for food companies to detect this kind of land-clearing by their suppliers. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Don't Cut Those Trees — Big Food Might Be Watching

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A discarded plastic bottle lies on the beach at Sandy Hook, N.J. Packaging is the largest source of the plastic waste that now blankets our planet. Wayne Parry/AP hide caption

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Plastics Or People? At Least 1 Of Them Has To Change To Clean Up Our Mess

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A rock of crystal methamphetamine lifted from a suspect in Orange County, Calif. This fall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects to begin collecting more local information about the rising use of meth, cocaine and other stimulants. Leonard Ortiz/Getty Images hide caption

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Seizures Of Methamphetamine Are Surging In The U.S.

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Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders and Jeff Merkley hold an event to introduce the "Medicare for All Act of 2019" near the U.S Capitol in April. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. hide caption

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The Practical Reasons Candidates Talk About Improbable Policies

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Guatemalan migrants use makeshift rafts to cross the Suchiate River from Tecun Uman in Guatemala to Ciudad Hidalgo in Chiapas State, Mexico, on Monday. In an effort to pressure Guatemala to reduce migration, the Trump administration is planning punitive measures against the country. Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Considering 'Travel Ban' On Guatemalans After Asylum Snub

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Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max aircraft sit on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on March 13. The 737 Max has been grounded worldwide following a pair of deadly crashes. Ralph Freso/Getty Images hide caption

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As 737 Max Grounding Drags On, Boeing's Bottom Line Takes A Hit

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Jason Carney designed and installed the solar array on the roof of his house in Nashville, Tenn. He wants to introduce more people in minority communities to the advantages of solar energy. Tamara Reynolds for NPR hide caption

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Stepping Into The Sun: A Mission To Bring Solar Energy To Communities Of Color

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NASA Mission Control founder Chris Kraft in the old mission control at Johnson Space Center in Houston. This original mission control of the Apollo era is a national historic landmark. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Chris Kraft, One Of The Architects Of The U.S. Space Program, Dies At 95

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Pengyin Chen, professor of soybean breeding and genetics at the University of Missouri, in his test plots of soybeans near the town of Portageville. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Rogue Weedkiller Vapors Are Threatening Soybean Science

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'I'm Drowning': Those Hit Hardest By Student Loan Debt Never Finished College

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Researchers are hoping to learn how to effectively convey information about people's risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, a dementia still without a cure. Thanasis Zovoilis/Getty Images hide caption

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A Genetic Test That Reveals Alzheimer's Risk Can Be Cathartic Or Distressing

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President Trump, flanked by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (left) and Attorney General William Barr, delivers remarks on citizenship and the census in the Rose Garden at the White House on Thursday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Backs Off Census Citizenship Question Fight

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A street in Miami flooded during a high tide in 2018. A new report confirms that the number of days with high-tide flooding is increasing in many U.S. cities as sea levels rise. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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High-Tide Flooding On The Rise, Especially Along The East Coast, Forecasters Warn

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By one estimate, emissions from producing and incinerating plastics could amount to 56 gigatons of carbon — almost 50 times the annual emissions of all of the coal power plants in the U.S. — between now and 2050. Koji Sasahara/AP hide caption

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Plastic Has A Big Carbon Footprint — But That Isn't The Whole Story

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Buzz Aldrin (left) practices collecting a sample while Neil Armstrong photographs during a training session before the Apollo 11 mission. The Apollo 11 astronauts returned with about 50 pounds of material, including 50 rocks. NASA hide caption

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Moon Rocks Still Awe, And Scientists Hope To Get Their Hands On More

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