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See Which States Use Coal the Most as New Climate Rules Loom

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As the Clean Power Plan aims to tamp down emissions from the nation's power plants, coal-dependent states face big decisions. 

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Blue Moon Photos of 2015: Amazing Full Moon Views by Stargazers

a shared story    1 hour 33 minutes ago
The second full moon of July 2015, a so-called Blue Moon, wowed stargazers around the world on July 31, 2015. See their amazing photos in our gallery here. 

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How Maps Are Saving the World

a shared story    2 hours 33 minutes ago
Maps. They’ve been around longer than photographs. They’ve defined empires,guided explorers, told stories, and captured the imagination of many a hopeful traveler for years. While most appreciate the beauty and power of a good map, few recognize the dynamic and vital applications they have today. 

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Giant old galaxies, not Milky Ways, are best for life to thrive

a shared story    4 hours 33 minutes ago
Looking at how quickly stars form can nail down the galaxies that should be best for life – and our own doesn't come out on top 

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Highly active volcano erupts on Reunion amid media frenzy

a shared story    5 hours 33 minutes ago
PITON DE LA FOURNAISE, Reunion (AP) -- Journalists arriving this week to the Indian Ocean island Reunion to report about the discovery of a jet wing fragment were met with another spectacular sight: the eruption of one of the Earth's most active volcanoes.... 

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Sparse Snow on Cascade's Mount Baker Viewed from Space

a shared story    15 hours 33 minutes ago
New photos taken from space show the significant snow loss this year atop Mount Baker, in Washington state. 

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What Is Photosynthesis?

a shared story    16 hours 33 minutes ago
Photosynthesis is the process used by plants, algae and certain bacteria to harness energy from sunlight into chemical energy. 

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New Ebola Vaccine: Will It Help to End Outbreaks?

a shared story    17 hours 33 minutes ago
Experts welcomed the news today that a recent trial of an Ebola vaccine suggests the shot is highly effective at preventing the disease, and said that the the vaccine may stem outbreaks in the future even if not everyone is vaccinated. 

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Has Yosemite’s Iconic Half Dome Become Too Dangerous to Climb?

a shared story    19 hours 33 minutes ago
After a month of rockfalls, climbers are reminded that rock solid sometimes isn’t solid enough. 

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Drought Toll: California Now Missing 1 Year’s Worth of Rain

a shared story    21 hours 33 minutes ago
California's rain deficit during its record-setting drought is about one year's worth of normal rain. 

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US energy plan to boost renewables

a shared story    23 hours 33 minutes ago
President Obama's clean power plan is likely to be delayed by 2 years but is also expected to push renewable energy. 

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Mix fish secretions with shrimp shells to make super sunscreen

a shared story    1 day 33 minutes ago
The same chemicals that stop fish from getting sunburned have been used to make a super-effective sunscreen – and it won't make you smell like seafood 

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