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White House Report Says Climate Change Is Here And Now

A new U.S. government report tells an unambiguous story: The planet is warming, climate change is driven primarily by people and it's already affecting Americans, through more frequent or intense heat waves, downpours and, in some regions, floods or droughts.
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Scientists Help Galapagos Finches Get Rid Of A Nasty Nest Pest

Cotton balls laced with insecticide just might be the answer to a parasitic fly that has been killing off young finches in the Ecuadorean islands since 1997.
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Drought-Stricken Texas Town Turns To Toilets For Water

Wichita Falls may soon be one of the first cities in the nation where half the drinking water comes directly from wastewater. It will save water, but some residents find the process tough to swallow.
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Monterey Bay An 'Ocean Buffet Open For Business' This Spring

Thanks to upwelling, an influx of marine and wildlife is taking place in one of the world's largest underwater canyons in California.
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USGS: Okla. Fracking Has Increased Chance Of 'Damaging Quake'

The U.S. Geological Survey and its state counterpart issued a joint statement saying magnitude 3.0 temblors had increased by 50 percent since October.
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Coal Ash Cleanup To Begin Soon In Danville

The third-largest coal ash spill in U.S. history earlier this year has sparked a cleanup effort, with dredging of the Dan River scheduled to begin this week.

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UVA Team Models World To Try And Solve Climate Change

As part of an international effort, a multidisciplinary team at the University of Virginia will simulate the hard choices faces humanity in the coming decades.

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Climate Change Warming Up Business In The Arctic

Climate change has caused rapidly melting ice and thawing permafrost in the Arctic. Once inhospitable to business ventures, economic forecasters are now predicting some $100 billion will be invested there over the next decade. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Isaac Arnsdorf of Bloomberg about the boom.
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Organic Farming Factions Spat Over Synthetic Substances

There's a long list of pesky exceptions to the rules organic farmers have to follow for using pesticides and fertilizers. This week, a battle erupted over those exceptions.
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Lynchburg Oil Spill Could Signal Problematic Trend

More oil spills like the recent incident in Lynchburg, Virginia, could be on the horizon as more oil is transported by train.

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