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The Justice Department announced a record $18.7 billion settlement with BP on federal and state civil claims over its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
At last, here's a possible explanation for those strangely shaped bursts of light that appear above storm clouds 50 miles up. Continue reading →
Fireworks are a beloved tradition of the Fourth of July, but the colorful displays also bring a spike in air pollution, a new study shows. Continue reading →
Higher temperatures can turn some male bearded dragons into females.
The U.S., Brazil and China all released major commitments to reduce or at least slow their greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading →
July will arrive a little late this year -- one second late, to be exact -- and we have the moon to blame.
A state park allows anyone to search for diamonds, and sometimes diggers make a pricey find. Continue reading →
Around 30 percent of China's Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities.
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