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In Bankrupt Detroit, Nature Reclaims Debris Mounds on Vacant Land

September 16, 2014 - 8:31am
Nature flourishes on mounds of debris illegally dumped on Detroit's vacant land.
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Where the Smog Ends Up: The Giant Sequoia Forest

September 16, 2014 - 2:31am
The air in the Sierra Nevadas getting cleaner—but on summer days a tide of smog still rises into Giant Forest from the San Joaquin Valley.
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New Report Highlights Dire Situation of Many U.S. Birds

September 15, 2014 - 9:46pm
Some species seem to be recovering, while others are in dire straits, according to a new report.
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Founder of Elephant Refuge Accidentally Crushed to Death by Elephants

September 15, 2014 - 1:31pm
The founder of an elephant sanctuary in Maine was accidentally crushed to death by the animals, according to news reports.
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Arctic Shipwreck Found After 170 Years, Solving "Great Mystery"

September 15, 2014 - 12:16pm
Have archaeologists solved the mysterious loss of the Franklin expedition?
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Greenhouse Gases Hit Record High Amid Fears of CO2 Saturation Point

September 15, 2014 - 10:01am
Greenhouse gases reached a record high in 2013, suggesting the Earth's natural "carbon sinks" may be nearing saturation.
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Who's Buried in Largest Tomb in Northern Greece? New Finds Raise Intrigue

September 14, 2014 - 8:46pm
The biggest known ancient Greek tomb may hold a relative of Alexander the Great, researchers say.
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NASA Raises Doubts About Reports of Nicaraguan Meteorite

September 14, 2014 - 7:16am
An explosion linked to a possible meteorite impact outside Nicaragua's capital seems unrelated to an asteroid flyby.
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Q&A: Producer of Hundred-Foot Journey On the Food Behind the Movie

September 14, 2014 - 6:16am
The movie casts French cuisine as a kind of villain, Indian food as a hero.
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How Much Danger Do Ship Strikes Pose to Blue Whales?

September 13, 2014 - 6:16am
A new study suggests that at least one blue whale population has recovered to pre-whaling numbers, but experts say whales' troubles are not over.
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Back-to-School Pictures: Exploring Education Around the World

September 12, 2014 - 2:16pm
As kids go back to school in the U.S., take a peek into classrooms worldwide, from Botswana to Syria.
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A Cease-fire Takes Hold in Ukraine as Territorial Questions Linger

September 12, 2014 - 10:46am
A cease-fire could allow pro-Russian forces to solidify their hold on newly seized territory along Ukraine's geographically strategic coast.
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Obama Visits Stonehenge, Whose Monoliths Still Hold Mysteries

September 12, 2014 - 10:46am
President Obama stopped to take in some history atStonehenge on his way back from the NATO summit in Wales on Friday.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Sun Blazes, Saturn Shadows a Moon, and Mercury Sports a Blast Crater

September 12, 2014 - 7:01am
Mercury shows off a weird crater, a spacecraft visits an oncoming comet, and Iceland erupts.
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Q&A: What Federal Ruling Against BP Means for Oil Drilling's Future

September 11, 2014 - 4:16pm
A judge's ruling in the 2010 Gulf oil spill could have widespread consequences.
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"To Live in Tehran You Have to Lie": Revealing Hidden Lives in Iran

September 11, 2014 - 4:16pm
Iranians have an inside, private life and an outside, public life-and nearly everybody lives by these rules.
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In Myanmar, China's Scramble for Energy Threatens Livelihoods of Villagers

September 11, 2014 - 3:01pm
In western Myanmar a Chinese-backed energy and trading hub is taking shape on a remote island.
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Counting Elephants From the Air in Africa’s Newest World Heritage Site

September 11, 2014 - 12:46pm
The Great Elephant Census adds Botswana's Okavango Delta to its continent-wide aerial count.
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Nighttime Lights Reset Birds' Internal Clocks, Threatening Dawn's Chorus

September 11, 2014 - 11:31am
City lights are throwing off birds' cues to sing, mate, and find food.
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Enormous New Dinosaur as Formidable as Its Namesake Battleship

September 11, 2014 - 10:31am
Bones from a new species of dinosaur fill in details of some of Earth's largest animals.
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