The Great Barrier Reef can repair itself, with a little help from science.

At least two potential interventions show promise as means to boost climate resilience and tolerance in the reef’s corals: assisted gene flow and assisted evolution.

The Great Barrier Reef is suffering from recent unprecedented coral bleaching events. But the answer to part of its recovery could lie in the reef itself, with a little help.

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Reporting on the world’s most controversial farm chemical.

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AP govt seeks legitimizing cultivation of herbicide-tolerant GM cotton.

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'Oil Lake' in Meadowlands to get $24 million EPA cleanup.

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Farmers fear ‘political’ court ruling on plant breeding techniques.

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EPA chief’s calendar: A stream of industry meetings and trips home.

WASHINGTON — For lunch on April 26, Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, dined with top executives from Southern Company, one of the nation’s largest coal-burning electric utilities, at Equinox, a white-tablecloth favorite of Washington power brokers.

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John Akomfrah: ‘Progress can cause profound suffering.'

John Akomfrah grew up in the 1960s, in the shadow of Battersea power station in south London. As a child, he remembers “feeling as if I was enveloped in something whenever I played on the street. You could sense it in the air, you felt it and saw it, whatever was emanating from the huge chimneys. We were being poisoned as we played, but no one spoke about it. The conversations in the pub tended to be about football rather than carbon monoxide poisoning.”

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Here are some EPA programs that Scott Pruitt’s $900,000 taxpayer-funded expenses could pay for .

Here are some EPA programs that Scott Pruitt’s $900,000 taxpayer-funded expenses could pay for

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Puerto Rico’s slow-motion medical disaster.

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