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Puerto Rico Without Power As Authorities Try To Warn Thousands Of Damaged, Failing Dam

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Researchers have won a prize for discovering that a cow's genetics determine which microbes populate its gut. Some of those microbes produce the greenhouse gas methane that comes out of cow belches and farts and ends up in the atmosphere. Charlie Litchfield/AP hide caption

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David Wildy, a prominent Arkansas farmer, in a field of soybeans that were damaged by dicamba. He says that "farmers need this technology. But right is right and wrong is wrong. And when you let a technology, a pesticide or whatever, get on your neighbor, it's not right. We can't do that." Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue Weedkiller

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A Look From The Ground In Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

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Puerto Rico Chief Of Staff Says Hurricane Maria Devastated Island

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How Prepared Is The U.S. For Earthquakes?

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Powerful Storms Make For Compelling Stories, But Can Cause Mental Health Stress

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Montana Wildfires Reignite Logging Debate

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Buildings In Mexico Keep Falling Days After Deadly Earthquake

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National Flood Insurance Program Will Pay Out Billions For A Few Properties

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Florida's Citrus Groves Hit Hard By Hurricane Irma

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Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands Hit By Hurricane Maria

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Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico At Time When The Island Is Already Struggling

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Confusion over "sell by" and "use by" dates is one big reason why billions of tons of food are tossed each year. A new global initiative of food giants, including Amazon, Walmart and Nestle, aims to tackle that. mrtom-uk//iStockphoto hide caption

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Oysters, shown out of their shell, collect tiny plastic particles while in the water. These microplastics can eventually make their way into your dinner. Ken Christensen/KCTS Television hide caption

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Doctor Who Discovered Children Had Elevated Lead Levels Talks About What's Changed

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Researchers Look To Improve Weather Forecasting After Irma

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A solar energy panel is lifted into place in a solar energy field at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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California Lawmakers Debate 100 Percent Clean Energy Mandate

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