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Simulating The Bodily Pain Of Future Climate Change
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People can't simulate realistic, internal sensations, like temperature change or pain — which is a reason why more people aren't terrified by climate change, says guest blogger Lisa Feldman Barrett.

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Cut Off From The World, Puerto Ricans Search For A Ghost Of A Signal
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On a major expressway in the north of the island, drivers chase after elusive cell service. Some have managed to make calls to the mainland — though not always to relatives elsewhere on the island.

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The Islands After Irma
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Many places in the Caribbean will have to rebuild from scratch after the deadly, devastating storm.

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Global Plan To Streamline 'Use By' Food Labels Aims To Cut Food Waste
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Confusion over "sell by" and "use by" dates is one reason why billions of tons of food are tossed each year. A new global initiative of food giants, including Walmart and Nestle, aims to tackle that.

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Guess What's Showing Up In Our Shellfish? One Word: Plastics
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Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh the fish there. Where is it all coming from? And is it making our food unsafe? Researchers are trying to find the answers.

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Is All That Wildfire Smoke Damaging My Lungs?
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Forest fires have brought a smoky haze to the West, along with stinging eyes, sore throats and headaches to people far from flames. Unseen particles of ash also make it hard for some to breathe.

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As Irma Approaches Miami, Twin Brothers Serve Up Last-Minute Coffee And Croissants
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A café in Miami remained open on Saturday as customers prepared for the weather. The owners are praying for the best as this is the strongest storm they've seen in the two decades they've lived here.

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Lessons From The Stars: How To Live On A Climate-Changed World
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Classification of planets offers a way to see how Anthropocenes — and a successful route through them — might be part of a continuum of planetary evolution, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Warriors Against Waste: These Restaurants And Bars Are Aiming For Zero
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Restaurateurs are challenging themselves to reduce the staggering amount of food waste that the industry generates. But can any viable business generate zero waste?

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California Lawmakers Debate 100 Percent Clean Energy Mandate
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To some, it's a chance for the state to cement its environmental leadership as the Trump administration rolls back Obama-era climate change programs.

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