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Michal Kurtyka, the Polish official who led U.N. climate change negotiations in Katowice, Poland. On Dec. 15., nearly 200 countries agreed to a set of rules that will implement the landmark Paris agreement. Czarek Sokolowski/AP hide caption

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Countries Struggle To Agree On Rules For Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Every summer, downy mildew spreads from Florida northward, adapting to nearly every defense pickle growers have in their arsenals and destroying their crops. Bernd Settnik/Picture Alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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Yum and Yuck: The Psychology Of What We Eat...And What We Spit Out

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Scientist He Jiankui was criticized by colleagues after his claim to have created gene-edited babies became public. Three leading scientific organizations are calling for more controls. Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Another Deadly Disaster, A Call To Hit The Pause Button On Rebuilding

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A highly potent synthetic opioid, fentanyl is often mixed into other drugs sold on the street, including pills, heroin and even cocaine. Towfiqu Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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Sea ice is seen from NASA's Operation IceBridge research aircraft off the northwest coast of Greenland in March 2017. A new report says rapid warming over the past three decades has led to a 95 percent decline of the Arctic's oldest and thickest ice. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Arctic Report Card Documents 'Cascading Effects' Of Warming Ocean Temperatures

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What's Wrong With The Argument 'The Climate Is Always Changing'

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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto at a city climate action event in San Francisco in September. Peduto is representing U.S. mayors at the United Nations climate meeting underway in Katowice, Poland, this week. Josh Edelson /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mayors And Governors Rebut Trump Administration Position At Climate Summit

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Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko performs a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Tuesday. Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev are inspecting a section where a mysterious leak appeared on Aug. 30. NASA via AP hide caption

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Advanced DNA Technology May Help To Identify Korean War Unknowns

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U.N. Climate Change Summit Enters Crucial Final Week

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