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Low Oil Prices Fuel Reconsideration Of Petroleum Reserves

The Department of Energy is considering the future of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Some argue it's no longer needed or should be smaller because U.S. oil production has increased.
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A Trans-Atlantic Flight Without Fuel: Solar Impulse Leaves New York On Ambitious Trip

The Solar Impulse 2 plane is being flown across the Atlantic Ocean on a four-day trip to Spain. The solar-powered craft took off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport early Monday.
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Southwestern, Plains States Brace For Record High Temperatures This Weekend

Temperatures in Phoenix are forecast to go as high as 120 degrees. A massive high-pressure system has prompted excessive-heat warnings for parts of five states in the Southwest and the Plains.
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How Canada Became A Greenhouse Superpower

Canada, despite its cold weather, ships more fresh tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers to the U.S. than we send the other way. How? With the continent's largest cluster of greenhouses.
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Study Finds 15 'Bright Spots' Where Coral Reefs Aren't Dying As Fast As Expected

Around the world, warm oceans and human interference are still causing massive reef "bleaching." A newly released study looks at what's different about these healthier-than-expected reefs.
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Russia Launches World's Biggest, Most Powerful Icebreaker

The 568-foot-long Arktika is powered by two nuclear reactors and capable of breaking through ice 13 feet deep. Russia's interest in the Arctic is rising along with global temperatures.
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U.S.-Russia Relations Are Frosty But They're Toasty On The Arctic Council

The U.S. is halfway through its 2-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council. It's a high-level forum for 8 nations with Arctic territory, and one of the few areas where the U.S. and Russia cooperate.
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This Fijian Eco-Activist Is Not Going To Let Climate Change Win

Betty Barkha is from Fiji, where rising sea levels and record cyclones are rattling the populace.
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Here's Really Where Zika Mosquitoes Are Likely In The U.S.

A few months ago, health officials published a map that made it look like a big part of the U.S. was at high risk for Zika. Now they've released a new map that paints a very different picture.

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A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

A new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops that underpin national diets originally came from somewhere else — often far away.

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