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June 28, 2018
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New study questions a limit to the human life span
June 28, 2018 - 1:41pm
June 11, 2018
A customer who skipped the lid but not the straw -- she said she usually carries a glass straw -- at Cafe Grumpy, in New York, May 9, 2018. In many quarters, the ubiquitous plastic straw has suddenly become a pariah for the harm it can do to the environment, and some cities, including Seattle and Malibu, Calif. (Stephen Speranza/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
SeaWorld, Ikea and Royal Caribbean are getting rid of plastic straws and bags
June 11, 2018 - 11:18am
June 6, 2018
 Lava from the Kilauea volcano flows through the Malama-Ki Forest Reserve as it approaches Kapoho-Kalapana Road on Hawaii’s Big Island, Pahoa, Hawaii.. (Tamir Kalifa/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
River of lava destroys hundreds of homes in Hawaii, including one owned by mayor, officials say
June 6, 2018 - 7:31am
June 4, 2018
Volcano erupts in Guatemala, killing at least 25, injuring dozens more, officials say
June 4, 2018 - 7:23am
June 1, 2018
Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk, shown outside his office in Mammoth, Wyo., in 2013. Photo for The Washington Post by Erik Petersen
Facing reassignment under Trump, top Yellowstone official instead retires
June 1, 2018 - 12:39pm
May 21, 2018
A copy of “Mein Kampf” on display at the Documentation Center in Nuremburg, Germany, Nov. 4, 201(Russ Juskalian/Copyright 2018 The New York Times) play button
Scientists say Hitler died in WWII; tell that to 'Adolf Schüttelmayor' and the Nazi moon base
May 21, 2018 - 12:21pm
May 17, 2018
Refrigerators at a dump in New Orleans. Reported in 2018, government scientists have detected an increase in emissions of an outlawed industrial gas that destroys ozone, potentially slowing progress in restoring the atmosphere’s protective ozone layer. (Vincent Laforet/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Someone, somewhere, is making a banned chemical that destroys the ozone layer, scientists suspect
May 17, 2018 - 9:31pm
051718.N.DNT.FluShotC -- Michael Osterholm
Flu vaccine spending not enough, Minnesota researcher says
May 17, 2018 - 8:38pm
May 7, 2018
From left: UMD students Emily Hartman, Christopher Little and Jubran Jindeel drag for ticks at a farm in Iron River in the summer of 2017. Photo by Ben Clarke.
Duluth Lyme disease researcher seeks public's input
May 7, 2018 - 7:49pm
April 30, 2018
The steam phase of Steamboat Geyser in 2014. National Park Service
A Yellowstone geyser has experienced unusual eruptions lately, and scientists can't explain why
April 30, 2018 - 11:14am
April 22, 2018
Food in the garbage. USDA photo via Flickr.
Americans waste about a quarter of the food they buy, and the environmental consequences are staggering
April 22, 2018 - 10:52am
March 16, 2018
The city motto for Little Falls, Minn., is, "The Town Where the Mississippi Pauses." It pauses more often in the winter when some of the flow is slowed by freezing temperatures that turn some of the Mississippi River into ice. Aviator Charles Lindbergh was from Little Falls and tours are offered of his boyhood home.  Washington Post photo by Michael S. Williamson
Taming the mighty Mississippi: Troubles run deep in changing national waterway
March 16, 2018 - 10:59am
A problem the rest of the country shares with Toys R Us: Not enough babies
March 16, 2018 - 10:51am
March 14, 2018
Monsanto Company logo from Wikimedia Commons.
Monsanto's cancer fight judge pictures weed killer showers
March 14, 2018 - 11:12am
Monsanto Company logo from Wikimedia Commons.
Monsanto's cancer fight judge pictures weed killer showers
March 14, 2018 - 11:12am