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Shark Week is already eyeing a host for next year, and the future is 'female'

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The show has run with a host for 24 years straight, and one thing has stayed the same. But as women lead the field of marine biology in greater numbers, the tides could be changing.
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It’s the bee's needs: Study reveals best plants for bee health and conservation

A new study analyzed pollen from 57 North American plant species, identifying those most nutritionally beneficial for bees, which could inform conservation efforts and wildflower restoration projects.
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Scared about heavy metals in tampons? Here are 4 alternatives for your next period

A new study revealed a number of heavy metals in tampons sold in the U.S. and Europe. Here are some other options to consider for your next cycle.
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Ranked: These are the top 10 best U.S. cities for public transportation

Only three of the top 10 transit systems are in the nation's top 10 most populous cities. Good transit spans the country.
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Sylvia Earle's optimism fuels record growth in 'Hope Spots' for ocean conservation

In 2009, Sylvia Earle started the nonprofit Mission Blue with 19 Hope Spots. Today, there are 158 Hope Spots to help ocean health and its biodiversity.
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California's next state park is a 'rewilded' ranch that also protects communities from floods

“You need to give the water a safe place to go... or it'll go to a place that's not safe.”
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The World Has More Trees Than It Did 35 Years Ago

This might come as a surprise: Worldwide tree cover has grown — not shrunk! — by 2.24 million square kilometers — the size of Texas and Alaska combined — in the last 35 years, according to a paper in the science journal “Nature.”
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Shark Week is already eyeing a host for next year, and the future is 'female'

The show has run with a host for 24 years straight, and one thing has stayed the same. But as women lead the field of marine biology in greater numbers, the tides could be changing.
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These conservation dogs will go on to fight the poaching of endangered species.
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The new national park will confront a complicated and shameful period of history in the American Southwest.
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By 2021, Michel Costa had become a frustrated veteran of an obscure yet devastating war in Europe. The enemy: invasive Asian hornets, which had been massacring his honey bees by the thousand.
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