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The Waters Beneath

From floods to droughts to plastic-bottle wastelands, a world with -- and without -- water.

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The best stories from around the world.

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The Climate Wars Are Already Here

In the Niger River Basin, climate change, an exploding population, and paltry infrastructure have formed a perfect storm for a new era of conflict.

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Congressional Spending Bill Includes $20 Million for Endangered Wildlife

Earlier this week, we told you about Prince William’s efforts on behalf of the world’s rhinoceroses and other endangered creatures, which the illegal wildlife trade ...

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Biomimetics: A Short History

Why imitating nature's greatest tricks is the future of engineering.

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Turning Up the Heat on a Hot India

The U.S.-China climate deal has all eyes on India. But is New Delhi ready to commit to emissions targets?

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How Much Is the U.S.-China Climate Deal Worth?

Since the failure of the 2009 climate summit in Copenhagen, both the United States and China have largely retreated from big international agreements, each waiting ...

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