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Bearing Arms: The Amazing World Of The Octopus
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Octopuses are making us rethink what it means to be intelligent.

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Environmentalists Warn Of Mediterranean Pollution From Lebanon Land Reclamation
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A land reclamation project that uses vast amounts of garbage extends hundreds of feet into the sea. "We are fishing plastic," says a fisherman. The country has long struggled to manage its waste.

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Weather Hampers Efforts To Put Out Tanker Blaze In East China Sea
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The fire occurred after two vessels, an Iranian-owned oil tanker and a Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier, collided on Saturday about 160 miles east of Shanghai.

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Southern California Hillsides Remain Vulnerable After Deadly Mudslides
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Deadly mudslides occured in Santa Barbara County, Calif., after heavy rain pushed debris down fire-scarred hillsides. If it rains again, more debris could be swept down the mountains.

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U.K. Embarks On A Ban Of Plastic Microbeads In Rinse-Off Products
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The measure, which follows a similar 2015 law in the U.S., aims at reducing the amount of plastic getting flushed into the ocean. Backers are hailing it as a small step in the right direction.

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Tim Kruger: How Do We Slow Climate Change Before It's Too Late?
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To tackle climate change, geoengineer Tim Kruger is developing technology that could remove large quantities of CO2 from the atmosphere. But he says it takes unprecedented cooperation to make it work.

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As Cracks Widen In Washington State, Government Prepares For A Landslide
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Dozens of people have agreed to move temporarily to hotels in case a landslide destroys their homes.

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PHOTOS: The Sahara Desert, Painted White With Snow
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More than a foot of snow fell on the Sahara on Sunday, shrouding the orange and red landscape in hues of white. The rare scene didn't last long, but luckily, a local photographer had his camera ready.

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Government Scientists Say A Controversial Pesticide Is Killing Endangered Salmon
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The insecticide chlorpyrifos, already under attack for its risk to small children, may be killing salmon as well. The National Marine Fisheries Service is recommending restrictions on its use.

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While The Eastern U.S. Freezes, It's Too Warm In Alaska
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"We're way behind on winter," one resident says. Higher than average temperatures in rural Alaska are being blamed for two deaths and are preventing people from hunting for food.

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