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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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For The First Time In Decades, Herring Are Spawning In A Hudson River Tributary

The herring are spawning in New York's Wynants Kill tributary after a dam was removed. It's seen as an environmental success and is aimed at restoring the river's health.
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Safety Regulator Looks At Alleged Tesla Suspension Flaw

The celebrated electric car company denies allegations of a safety problem with its suspension and says claims that it told customers not to report the problem "preposterous."
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Light Pollution Hides Milky Way From 80 Percent Of North Americans, Atlas Shows

More than 99 percent of the people living in the U.S. and Europe look up and see light-polluted skies, according to a new atlas of artificial night sky brightness.

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