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Reporter's Notebook: Pregnant And Caught In Zika Test Limbo

Pregnant women in South Florida can get free Zika tests through the state's health department. But delays in getting back the results are heightening worries and may affect medical options.
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UN Secretary General Pushes Climate Change Agreement Before Next Administration

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is working to wring commitments out of 55 nations to ratify the Paris Climate Change treaty.
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EPA Weighs In On Glyphosate, Says It Doesn't Cause Cancer

The Environmental Protection Agency says that the country's most widely used weedkiller, glyphosate, does not cause cancer. The chemical has been under intense international scrutiny.
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Chemicals In Drinking Water Prompt Inspections Of U.S. Military Bases

Synthetic chemicals have been found in Colorado water supplies. The Pentagon is examining hundreds of military sites for possible contamination by PFCs, which have been linked to health problems.
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Obama Designates 1st Marine National Monument In The Atlantic Ocean

The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument off the coast of New England is the size of Connecticut and has been called an "underwater Yellowstone" and "a deep sea Serengeti."
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Mystery Of White Trees Among California's Redwoods May Be Solved

Albino redwoods are white because of a genetic mutation. A researcher in California thinks he might have figured out what purpose the trees serve in the forest.
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Outdated FEMA Flood Maps Don't Account For Climate Change

Flood managers suspect August's big rainstorms and floods in Louisiana are becoming more common there and elsewhere because of climate change. One clue: Much of the damage was beyond the flood plain.
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Epic Climate Cartoon Goes Viral, But It Has One Key Problem

People talk a lot about the warming of the Earth by a few degrees. Now a cartoon shows you what it looks like.
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Rare Tropical Storm Forms Over Land In Northern Florida

"There is no reason to believe this would become a common occurrence," a National Weather Service official says.
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What’s Next For The Dakota Access Pipeline And The Fight For Tribal Rights

Members of more than 200 Native American tribes expand protests across the country over the construction of a controversial oil pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois. What’s next in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline and a renewed debate over tribal rights.

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