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Can Potatoes Really Grow On Mars?

Researchers planted potatoes in conditions like those on Mars to see if the tubers could survive extreme conditions.

  Climate Change

Scott Pruitt
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EPA Chief Says Carbon Dioxide Doesn't Cause Climate Change

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Cuts In Coal Helped Lower UK Emissions To 1890s Levels

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NASA Is Studying Greenland To Put A Timeline On Sea Level Rise

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Asian Pollution Contributes To US Smog Increase Despite Emission Cuts

The Sand Fire in California
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Lightning Isn't The Big Cause Of Wildfires — Humans Are

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The Northern Hemisphere Is Getting Less Snow, And That's A Big Problem

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A Warming Climate Will Make It Harder To Stay Healthy

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Sure, Nature Changes The Climate, But Not Nearly As Much As Humans Do

Antarctic ice and glaciers viewed from space
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What Melting Arctic Ice Sheets Could Do To The World's Ocean Currents

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.
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France's Rising Political Star Wants America's Best Minds

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Al Gore Is Making Sure The CDC's Climate Change Conference Happens

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New York Just Approved The Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Donald Trump
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Clean Energy Or Fossil Fuels? The President And The Country Disagree

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'Data Rescuers' Are Stockpiling A Ton Of US Climate Info

Gov. Jerry Brown speaks about climate change.
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Trump's Skeptical View Of Climate Change Means Nothing To California

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World Temperature Continues To Be A Hot Topic For Third Year In A Row

President Barack Obama
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Obama Gives $500M To Green Climate Fund Before Trump Takes Office

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, in a garden
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Prince Charles' New Picture Book Isn't Really For Kids

Icebergs in Greenland
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Another Study Disproves Any Pause In Global Warming

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Climate Change Is Freaking People Out Enough To Not Want Kids

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Paris' Solution To Air Pollution? Free Parking

Ohio Governor John Kasich
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Kasich's Veto Keeps Ohio's Renewable Energy Standards In Place

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Solar Energy Is Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

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The North Pole Just Hit 32 Degrees; It Should Be Minus 20

Donald Trump
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Energy Department Defies Trump Before He's Even Inaugurated

Donald Trump and Mike Pence
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Department Of Energy Won't Give The Trump Team Some Info It Requested

Bill Gates
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Bill Gates Announces $1 Billion Fund To Invest In Green Technologies

Donald Trump
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Trump's Energy Department Questionnaire Has Some People Worried

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Paris Bans Cars To Fight Pollution — Again

Okla. Attorney General Scott Pruitt at Trump Tower.
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Trump's Choice To Lead EPA Has A History With The Agency