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wildfire

BAD BURN  Wildfires such as this one, which burned almost 50,000 acres in Oregon and Washington in 2017, are one reason why the days with the worst air quality are becoming even worse in the northwestern United States.

monarch butterfly on tropical milkweed

MONARCH BEWARE  As the climate changes, lovely tropical milkweed popular in gardens may become even more of a danger to monarch butterflies than it is now.

map of world’s rivers and streams

ROVING RIVERS  An updated map of the world’s rivers and streams reveals their global fingerprint. Colors denote a river’s width, from deep blue (30 meters) to yellow (thousands of meters).

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