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Astronomers Find Trio Of 'Super-Earths' Around Nearby Star

New observations of a fairly well-studied star have revealed a system with at least six planets, three of which are in the star's habitable zone. This is the first time that three such planets have been spotted orbiting in this zone in the same system.
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Obama's Climate Strategy Doesn't Require Congressional Approval

The sweeping plan calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to tighten carbon dioxide emissions on power plants and is designed to foster cleaner forms of electricity. The initiative also aims to help the nation cope with droughts and other weather related changes that are already happening.
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How Well Do You Know Your Fish Fillet? Even Chefs Can Be Fooled

Oceana, a conservation group, has been beating the drum about seafood mislabeling. An interactive dinner hosted by the group helped prove how easy it is for anyone to become a victim of seafood fraud.
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Obama To Lay Out Broad Plan To Address Climate Change

For the first time, the government plans to limit how much carbon dioxide existing power plants can put into the air. It's a key element of the president's plan, but it's also unclear how aggressive the restrictions will be.
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Sea Lamprey Nosed Into Controlled Areas By Scent

Researchers in the Great Lakes are trying to control an ancient fish with a new approach. Sea lamprey are notorious for latching onto other fish and literally sucking the life out of them.
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Our Beef With BuzzFeed's Viral Article On 8 Dangerous Foods

BuzzFeed's article on dangerous ingredients we eat in the U.S. has gotten millions of eyeballs. But don't panic: We take a closer look at the facts and the science behind the claims.
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Congress Not Likely To Pass Sweeping Climate Legislation

As President Obama prepares to unveil his executive strategy on climate change, we look at the politics of the issue in Congress.
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NASA To Launch Rockets From Wallops

NASA's two rockets, which were originally scheduled to launch Monday morning, are set to blast off Tuesday, between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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Josh Fox: "Gasland Part II"

Filmmaker Josh Fox brought attention to the environmental risks of the method of natural gas extraction known as fracking in his 2010 documentary “Gasland.” He’s back with a sequel warning of even more profound dangers.

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W. Bernard Carlson: "Tesla: Inventor Of The Electric Age"

The inventions of Nikola Tesla at the turn of the 20th century set the stage for how we produce and use electricity today. A new biography examines his visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind his technological breakthroughs.

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