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Gambler-Turned-Conservationist Devotes Fortune To Florida Nature Preserve

M.C. Davis made millions gambling and buying up land and mineral rights. Now, he's restoring ecosystems destroyed by agriculture and timbering in his private preserve, one of the largest in the U.S.
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Leaked Encyclical Highlights Growing Resistance To Pope's Reform Agenda

A draft of Pope Francis' encyclical on climate climate change was leaked Wednesday before its scheduled release.
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Red Crabs Invade Southern California Beaches In Search Of Warm Water

Due to warm ocean temperatures, tens of thousands of red crabs are invading beaches in Southern California.
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To Tackle Food Waste, Big Grocery Chain Will Sell Produce Rejects

If fruits and vegetables don't measure up to cosmetic standards, they're often plowed under in the field. One company wants to help change that by creating a market for less-than-perfect produce.
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Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices

Individual differences in the brain's working memory could help explain why some teens are especially impulsive about sex. Having engaged parents helps reduce the risk.
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NASA Satellites Show World's Thirst For Groundwater

New data suggest that many regions in the world are overusing their underground water supplies. And researchers aren't sure how much remains.
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Updated Training Of Birth Control Counselors Boosts Use Of IUDs

And when the use of intrauterine devices and hormonal implants by young women goes up, the number of unplanned pregnancies sharply drops, researchers find.
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Disagreeable Teens Fail To Understand Their Blind Spots, Research Reveals

Disagreeable teens tend to grow up into disagreeable adults. A 10-year study finds that disagreeable teens often have no awareness that their behavior is harming their relationships.
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Endangered Species Protections At Center Of Drought Debate

Lawmakers in hard-hit Western states are pushing for suspensions to the Endangered Species Act to free up stored water. But an entrenched partisan divide over the law continues to be a hang-up.
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Scientists, Fishing Fleet Team Up To Save Cod — By Listening

Atlantic cod have become scarce along the coast, though catch limits have been reduced by 80 percent. Researchers are now tracking the sound of mating cod, hoping to help fishing boats avoid them.

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