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Contaminated Tap Water is New Trouble for Hardscrabble Town

SCIENCE | By Mary Esch | Nov 14
In this chronically struggling city along the Hudson River, residents beset by poverty, high crime and boarded-up homes now have an entirely new worry - that their tap water may have exposed them to a chemical linked to cancer.

Could Cloning Save the Giant Sequoia Trees?

SCIENCE | Nov 10
Some of the biggest and oldest living things on Earth, giant sequoia trees in California's Sierra Nevada are threatened by development and climate change. But an effort is underway to help save them.

Trump Win Raises Questions About U.N. Climate Deal

LEGAL | By Karl Ritter | Nov 10
The election of a U.S. president who has called global warming a "hoax" alarmed environmentalists and climate scientists Wednesday and raised questions about whether America would pull out of an international climate deal.

Wal-Mart Sets Environmental Plan as People Seek Green Items

CORPORATE | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 7
Wal-Mart is laying out its environmental map for the next several years as it tries to satisfy customers who want green products at affordable prices.

More Accessible Arctic Reveals Competition for Region's Riches

CORPORATE | Oct 7
In our lifetime, we could see a phenomenon that has not happened since the end of the last ice age: the opening of an ocean.

A Famous Name and 3D Printing Combine to Aid Caribbean Coral

SCIENCE | Sep 15
A partnership that includes the foundation of ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau will be using the rapidly developing layered printing technology to design structures that are virtually identical to natural coral formations.

Epic Clash Over Amazon Is A Gripping Real-Life Drama

MOVIES | By Frank Bajak | Aug 17
The Peruvian documentary "When Two Worlds Collide" tells with gripping immediacy the real-life Shakespearean tragedy of the Baguazo, a story that isn't over yet.

Top of the World

SCIENCE | Aug 4
Sharyn Alfonsi reports from Greenland on one of the most significant efforts to study climate change happening today.

Fading Fishermen: A Historic Industry Faces A Warming World

CORPORATE | By Patrick Whittle | Jun 28
After centuries of weathering overfishing, pollution, foreign competition and increasing government regulation, the latest challenge is the one that's doing fishermen in: Climate change.

Scientists Battle to Save World's Coral Reefs

SCIENCE | By Caleb Jones | Jun 21
After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world's oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant coral reefs that were teeming with life are now stark white ghost towns disintegrating into the sea.

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