Keystone XL stalls again, along with other pipeline projects

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Mapping vegetation health around the world

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365 elephants died in Botswana. The cause is a mystery

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Denial expands on Facebook as scientists face restrictions

A climate scientist says Facebook is restricting her ability to share research and fact-check posts containing climate misinformation. It comes as groups that reject climate science increasingly use the platform to undermine mainstream research.
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