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Monarch Butterfly's Reign Threatened by Milkweed Decline

August 26, 2014 - 1:31pm
Monarch butterflies are quickly disappearing, and the loss of essential milkweed is a major culprit.
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1950s Family Retraces Lewis and Clark Journey

August 26, 2014 - 11:01am
A family takes a summer road trip in the 1950s to follow the Lewis and Clark Trail using original journal records.
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New Energy Projects Boost the Use of Undersea Power Cables

August 26, 2014 - 8:46am
The need to transmit power over long distances is increasing demand for submarine power cables, but the industry still faces hurdles.
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Strongest Evidence Yet That Pygmies' Short Stature Is Genetic

August 26, 2014 - 7:31am
Researchers discover area of genome linked to growth differs between pygmies and their taller neighbors.
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100,000 Elephants Killed by Poachers in Just Three Years, Landmark Analysis Finds

August 25, 2014 - 10:46am
Central Africa has lost 64 percent of its elephants in a decade, while 75 percent of all African elephant populations are in decline.
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Study Sheds Light on Broadening U.S. Hunger Problem

August 25, 2014 - 10:46am
More than 46 million Americans—including 12 million children—now rely on local food aid to get by, according to a new study that sheds light on the scope of America's hunger problem.
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Remembering When White House Was Burning, President Was Hiding, and U.S. Was Close to Collapse

August 24, 2014 - 11:16am
Two hundred years ago today British troops seized control of Washington, D.C., and set the White House on fire.
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Acclaimed Novelist Alison Lurie Thinks Buildings Say a Whole Lot About Us

August 24, 2014 - 10:01am
Your house can tell others whether you're happy or well organized or friendly—even what your politics are.
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Giant Rats Trained to Sniff Out Tuberculosis in Africa

August 24, 2014 - 10:01am
Already known for detecting land mines, the giant African rodents may be able to sniff out tuberculosis, the world's second most fatal infectious disease.
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California Drought Spurs Groundwater Drilling Boom in Central Valley

August 23, 2014 - 4:46pm
Drillers have more work than they can handle, as water tables fall and experts warn of long-term consequences.
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A Hundred Years Old Today, the Panama Canal Is About to Get a Lot Bigger

August 23, 2014 - 8:46am
To accommodate today's oceangoing behemoths, the canal is getting a $6 billion makeover.
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Q&A: Sylvia Earle’s Personal Journey and Why the Ocean is Vital to Life

August 22, 2014 - 2:46pm
Explorer Sylvia Earle shares her personal journey in new documentary film 'Mission Blue' and explains why the ocean is essential to life on Earth.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Meteors Shower, Sweden Burns, and Rosetta Orbits

August 22, 2014 - 1:31pm
The Perseids compete with a supermoon, a Swedish forest goes up in smoke, and the Rosetta spacecraft orbits a comet.
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Q&A: An Ecologist's Passion for Preserving the Ocean's Pristine Places

August 21, 2014 - 2:46pm
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala leads a project that aims to identify and protect the world's most unspoiled marine environments.
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Captured Space Dust Is Probably From Beyond Our Solar System

August 21, 2014 - 12:16pm
In the dust collector of a NASA probe, citizen scientists helped find particles that probably came from interstellar space—the first that could be studied on Earth.
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Pictures: Record-Breaking Summer Floods Swamp Northeastern U.S.

August 21, 2014 - 12:16pm
Summer floods have transformed roadways into raging rivers in the northeastern U.S.
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Rotting Wood Responsible for Sand Dune Holes?

August 21, 2014 - 12:16pm
Decomposing trees and homes may be responsible for the sand dune hole that swallowed a boy in June 2013.
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Your Shot Pictures: Wildfires From the Front Lines

August 21, 2014 - 6:16am
Catch a glimpse of wildfires from a rare perspective, as firefighters open a window into their world.
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Grand Canyon on the Precipice

August 20, 2014 - 3:46pm
Plans to build a gondola to the floor of the Grand Canyon reveal tensions between park protection and public access, as well as competing ideas of sacred space.
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Undocumented Children: Unwanted, Say Manassas, Virginia, Officials

August 20, 2014 - 12:16pm
Stress on schools, social services is making city of Manassas a battleground once again.
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