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  1. We Might Soon Resurrect Extinct Species. Is It Worth the Cost?
    Scientists disagree about whether bringing extinct species back from the dead will result in a net loss of global biodiversity.
  2. Trump Lays Plans to Reverse Obama’s Climate Change Legacy
    The White House is preparing to dismantle major policy actions of the Obama era, including a plan to close hundreds of heavily polluting power plants.
  3. Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find
    If most of the world’s coral reefs die, some of the richest and most colorful life in the ocean could be lost, along with huge sums from reef tourism.
  4. Scientists Bristle at Trump Budget’s Cuts to Research
    Scientists expressed alarm at the depth of proposed cuts to climate change, medical and energy programs, saying they threaten the nation’s research infrastructure.
  5. High Above, Drones Keep Watchful Eyes on Wildlife in Africa
    Drones seemed like the perfect anti-poaching tools. But deploying them has been far more difficult than conservationists had hoped.
  6. When Is a Drought Over? A Wet California Wants to Know
    Reservoirs are overflowing. Dams are straining. So why is California still officially in a drought? We answer some questions Californians, and others, may have.
  7. Before Vaquitas Vanish, a Desperate Bid to Save Them
    No more than 30 vaquitas are left in Mexico’s Gulf of California. Experts propose keeping some in captivity as a last resort.
  8. Amazon Deforestation, Once Tamed, Comes Roaring Back
    A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement captured the world’s imagination, Cargill and other food giants are pushing deeper into the wilderness.
  9. Trilobites: Headed North, Sandhill Cranes Squeeze In Where They Can
    The Platte River in Nebraska is an important layover for hundreds of thousands of the birds as they head toward their summer homes.
  10. The Voyages Issue: In the Land of Giants
    Communing with some of the biggest trees on Earth.
  11. Americans Ate 19% Less Beef From ’05 to ’14, Report Says
    The Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group, said lower demand reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
  12. Falling Trees Kill at Least 19 at Kintampo Waterfall in Ghana
    A rainstorm toppled trees onto people, most of them students who had come to swim at the popular site, Ghanaian officials said.
  13. As Trash Avalanche Toll Rises in Ethiopia, Survivors Ask Why
    A landfill at the edge of Addis Ababa where at least 113 people died has been the capital’s main dumping ground for decades.
  14. Despite Pollution, Coal Plant Is Cleared to Reopen in New Delhi
    In addition, India’s environment minister dismissed a report that linked air pollution to a million premature deaths each year.
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