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Rowers skim the Potomac River in Washington, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, framed by the emerging blossoms of a weeping cherry tree. The National Park Service has updated its peak bloom forecast for April 8 through April 12, 2018.
Sad city dwellers should seek solace in a local park, according to a survey tracking tweets that showed a leafy walk lifts morale as much as Christmas among Twitter users
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By Reuters
August 20, 2019
FILE - The Nadezhda nickel smelter pumps smoke over a pool of industrial water near the Arctic city of Norilsk, June 13, 2007.
NASA-compiled data published on Monday commissioned by environmental group Greenpeace India and used space authority's satellites to track anthropogenic sulphur dioxide emission hot spots around the world
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By Reuters
August 20, 2019
FILE PHOTO: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., August 8, 2019. Aboard is the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite, designed to provide the U.S. military with highly-secure communications.  REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo
Astrobotic was one of nine companies chosen in November to compete for $2.6 billion to develop small space vehicles and other technology for 20 missions to explore the lunar surface over the next decade
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By Reuters
August 20, 2019
A Planned Parenthood clinic is seen Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in St. Louis. On Monday, June 10, 2019, a judge in St. Louis issued another order allowing Missouri's only abortion clinic to continue operating. Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer granted…
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Top US reproductive services group objects to new rule banning it from abortion referrals
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August 19, 2019
Red panda triplets who were born at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk.(Virginia Zoological Society - Red Pandamonium Auction)
The two males and one female were born to mother Masu and dad Timur
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August 19, 2019
70-year-old emaciated elephant Tikiri eating at the Temple of the Tooth in the central city of Kandy, Sri Lanka.
Calls the practice horribly cruel and traumatic to both baby and mother
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By VOANews
August 18, 2019
A man stops on his way to the top of what once was the Okjokull glacier, in Iceland, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019.
After about 100 people, including Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, Environment Minister Gudmundur Ingi Gudbrandsson, and former Irish President Mary Robinson, made a two-hour hike up the Ok volcano for the ceremony
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By VOANews
August 18, 2019