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What's That Smell? The Beautiful Tree That's Causing Quite A Stink

Once embraced by cities for its beautiful white flowers, disease resistance and ability to grow just about anywhere, the Callery pear is now considered a nuisance due to its smell and invasive nature.
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California Cities Struggle To Meet Water Conservation Targets

Early next month, California plans to finalize its emergency water conservation plan. Cities are under the gun to cut their water usage from anywhere between 15 and 40 percent.
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Scientists Discover Massive New Magma Chamber Under Yellowstone

The newly discovered chamber is 4.5 times larger than the shallow reservoir already known and contains enough partially molten rock to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times.
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In D.C., You Can Now Plant A Tree With Little More Than A Click

Have a place where you'd like D.C. to plant a tree? A new website makes the whole process no more complicated than a point and click.
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Picky Pollinator Finds Maryland Less Positive For Procreation

The insect in question is the Baltimore checkerspot, and there are only 11 wild colonies left, all in the state's western end.

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Oklahomans Feel Way More Earthquakes Than Californians; Now They Know Why

The U.S. Geological Survey issues a report Thursday on quakes linked to oil and gas drilling, but Oklahoma has said that the industry's wastewater disposal is the cause. What's unknown is a solution.
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Fruit Growers Try Tricking Mother Nature To Prevent Crop Damage

In Michigan's orchard country, extreme heat and cold can mean disaster for fruit growers. Now some are using a new twist on old technology to fool trees when sudden, unexpected weather changes occur.
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Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

Two new studies published in the journal Nature point to a connection between a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids and a decline in bee health. What's bad for bees is bad for crops, too.
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Visiting The Everglades, Obama Takes Swipe At Climate Change Deniers

"Climate change can no longer be denied," Obama said. "It can't be edited out. It can't be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed."
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White House Climate Change Policy Faces Legal Hurdle

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Brian Deese, President Obama's senior adviser in charge of climate policy, about the Obama administration's push for new restrictions around power plant emissions.

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