‘Underground Golden Age Is Over’: Epic Dark Web Opioid Bust Sees 179 Arrests, $6.5M Seized

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Longtime Climate Science Denier Hired for Top Role at NOAA

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Think 2020’s Disasters Are Wild? Experts See Worse to Come

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The Trump Administration Began Scaling Back the Census Count. A Judge Stopped it — for Now

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‘Wrong-Way’ Migrations Stop Shellfish From Escaping Ocean Warming

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What Climate Change Does to the Human Body

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Hundreds of Thousands of Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able to Vote in November Because of the Pandemic

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To Save This Palm-Filled Paradise, Biologists Must Kill the Trees

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Privacy Settings to Change in Your Browser ASAP: Chrome, Firefox, and Safari

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nearly Every California GOP State Senator in Quarantine After Coronavirus Exposure (Reader Steve) The author writes, “Nearly

Last Saturday, the Earth Ran Out of Resources (Again)

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Storm Surge: The Science Behind This Year’s Unusual Hurricane Season

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Black Workers Are More Likely to Be Unemployed but Less Likely to Get Unemployment Benefits

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TSA Finds 3 Times Usual Rate of Guns at Checkpoints, Despite Drop in Air Traffic

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Death Valley Reaches 130 Degrees, Setting Records and Alarming Climate Activists

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Rural Families Without Internet Face Tough School Choice

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Arctic Summer Sea Ice Could Disappear as Early as 2035

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Nationalism and Authoritarianism Threaten the Internet’s Universality

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The Oil Spill at Mauritius Is a Disaster — and Could Soon Get Worse

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Cybersecurity Spending to Reach $123B in 2020: Forecast

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Emissions Drop During COVID-19 Lockdown Will Do ‘Nothing’ for Climate Change: Study

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Blackstone’s $4.7B Acquisition of Ancestry Raises Privacy Questions

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Parks in Nonwhite Areas Are Half the Size of Those in Majority-White Areas, New Study Finds

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Scientists Have Backed Away From the Worst-Case Climate Scenario — and the Best One, Too

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Gun Sales Are Surging, but Background Checks Aren’t Keeping Up

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Despite Coronavirus, 85 Percent of Americans Are Thinking About Sustainability as Much as or More Than Ever

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Google’s Web App Plans Collide With Apple’s iPhone, Safari Rules

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Red Sea Corals’ Heat Tolerance Offers Hope for Climate Crisis

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Zuckerberg, Bezos, Other Tech CEOs to Testify on Competition

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First Underwater Methane Leak Discovered Near Antarctica

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Two Dozen Weapons Taken Off NYC Streets After Gun-Trafficking Ring Is Dismantled

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Trump Orders Undocumented Immigrants Excluded From Key Census Count

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Global Warming Shrinks Bird Breeding Windows, Potentially Threatening Species

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New Genes Control Plant Height and Could Lead to Flood-Proof Crops

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CDC Employees Call Out Agency’s ‘Toxic Culture of Racial Aggressions’

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