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Hybrid Trout Threaten Montana's Native Cutthroats

Climate change in the West is luring rainbow trout to higher elevations, where the fish are mating with native cutthroats, genetic evidence shows. Biologists and anglers worry cutthroats could vanish.
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Peat Bog The Size Of England Discovered In Congo Republic

The previously undiscovered expanse of ancient, partially decayed vegetation, could cover as much as 80,000 square miles.
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Gardening and Climate Change

With extreme weather becoming the norm, gardeners have to reconsider plant choices and garden care. We explore how the urban and suburban gardener can adapt to climate change, and even help offset some of its effects.

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If Local Farms Aren't Local Enough, Buy From The Rooftop

Urban farmers are experimenting with growing food right near or even inside the grocery store. But it's not yet clear whether customers will value that degree of freshness over other options.
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California's Drought Isn't Making Food Cost More. Here's Why

California produces most of America's vegetables and nuts. Yet there's little sign the drought there is creating food shortages in the U.S., because farmers are rationing water and draining aquifers.
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Political Rhetoric Bogs Down Future Of Keystone XL Pipeline

Claims for and against the pipeline are overblown. It won't make much of a difference on climate change, and it likely won't help the U.S. become energy independent.
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Virginia GOP Hopes Opposing EPA Carbon Limits Will Be Political Winner

New limits to greenhouses gases from coal power plants represents a "war on coal," according to Republican lawmakers in Virginia, and they're hoping support from the commonwealth's coal country will vault them into power.

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Scientists Discover Carbon Cycle Is Out Of Whack

Scientists who track carbon say the way it cycles from the atmosphere back to earth and into plants and animals has apparently changed. It could be the whole planetary carbon treadmill is speeding up.
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Storm Shelter App Helps Pinpoint People Amid Tornado's Rubble

After a tornado hits, emergency crews looking for survivors in storm shelters face a problem: Streets and landmarks are suddenly unrecognizable. One Moore, Okla., firefighter developed an app to help.
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So What If It's Ugly? It Just Keeps On Going ...

Thank heavens it's not pretty, not thirsty, not useful, not a bother, not nearby. It looks like a mess of rope. But, oh my, is this plant old. Really, really old.

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