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All articles by Pete Spotts
Increasingly, droughts and heat waves are happening at the same time
How eight microsatellites could improve hurricane forecasts
How climate change is spawning a new view of conservation
Mine waste in Animas and San Juan Rivers looks better – for now (+video)
Animas River spill: How Colorado's 'Gold Medal' waters turned mustard
Two studies offer new clues to how galaxies form and emerge from 'dark ages'
Is US now a climate change leader? How Obama's new plan measures up.
Rice revolution? New rice could help feed world, fight climate change.
With unprecedented $100 million effort, hunt for alien life ramps up (+video)
In latest close-up images of Pluto, details of big heart take center stage (+video)
Stunning images of Pluto and Charon: Not just ice balls anymore (+video)
Pluto flyby: New Horizons phones home, confirms more data is coming (+video)
Applause from 3 billion miles away as NASA waits for New Horizons to phone home (+video)
Why does Pluto look as though 'someone painted it for a Star Trek episode?' (+video)
New Horizons closes on dwarf planet: Is Pluto ready for its close-up?
Saving West's iconic landscapes from wildfires, one steppe at a time
SpaceX rocket explodes: How big a setback?
Good news for reefs: how corals could survive a warming planet
Galactic Light Masters
Ultra-diffuse galaxies: a 'Rosetta Stone' for galaxy formation?
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Why Democrats are backing nuclear deal, despite distrust of Iran
Los Angeles buzzing over backyard beehives
Will Kentucky clerk's jailing move needle on debate over religious liberty?
No more shotgun weddings: Jordan cracks down
As states change use of SAT and ACT, disadvantaged students get boost
Not just Hungary: Migrant mess in Budapest reflects larger EU confusion
Mutant plant munches TNT, could help solve cleanup problems
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Why scientists are sending a starfish-killing robot to the Great Barrier Reef
Watch out Floridians, an 8-foot King Cobra is on the loose
Who is speaking out against Black Lives Matter?
Kim Davis ordered to jail despite 11th hour request for stay (+video)
California Kangaroo? Why Australia is lobbying in the Golden State
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