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China Shows G20 World Leaders Its Temporarily Blue Skies

As world leaders arrive in China for the G20 summit, China is cleaning up the facade of the city of Hangzhou by closing hundreds of factories for one week, making the skies temporarily smog-free.
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How Fossil Fuel Production Relates To Earthquakes

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 hit Oklahoma on Saturday morning. StateImpact Oklahoma reporter Joe Wertz talks about earthquakes and their connections to oil and gas production.
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Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma; One Of Strongest Recorded In State

The quake struck at a depth of 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) and was felt in five states, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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We Got Your Letters: Listeners Puzzled By Tom Wolfe's Words On Evolution

NPR's Scott Simon's interview last week with author Tom Wolfe prompted an unusual number of responses from listeners regarding the author's questioning of some aspects of the theory of evolution.
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G-20 Summit: A First For Host China, A Last For President Obama

The meeting kicks off tomorrow in Hangzhou, China, after this year's host country formally agreed with the U.S. to cut its greenhouse gas emissions according to the Paris agreement reached last year.
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S.C. County Sprays For Mosquitoes But Accidentally Takes Out Millions Of Bees

Dorchester County, in South Carolina, was worried about the risk posed by Zika. So officials recently ordered that a pesticide be sprayed from planes. Local beehives have been devastated.
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Massive 'Doughnut' Reef Discovered Behind Australia's Great Barrier Reef

The reef structure covers more than 2,000 square miles north of the Great Barrier Reef. What might live there and even what it looks like up close, is still largely a mystery.
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How GMOs Cut The Use Of Pesticides — And Perhaps Boosted It Again

There's new and detailed data on the impact of genetically modified crops on pesticide use. Those crops replaced insecticides, and, at first, some herbicides. But herbicide use has rebounded.
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Fast-Growing Idaho Wildfire Could Keep Burning Until October

The Pioneer Fire in the Idaho backcountry has been burning since July, but it exploded in size this week during hot, dry weather. Smoke from the blaze has created a monstrous cloud visible from space.
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One Result Of China's Buildup In South China Sea: Environmental Havoc

China has been creating artificial islands out of reefs. Environmentalists say the process is killing off coral and giant clams.

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