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The Bugs Are Coming!

Ever since humans learned to wrest food from soil, creatures like the corn earworm, the grain weevil and the bean fly have dined on our agricultural bounty. Worldwide, insect pests consume up to 20 percent of the plants that humans grow for food, and that

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How Did the End of the World Become Old News?

How Did the End of the World Become Old News? There has been a lot of burning lately. Last week, wildfires broke out in the Arctic Circle, where temperatures reached almost 90 degrees; they are still roiling northern Sweden, 21 of them. And this week,

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The Teen-Agers Fighting for Climate Justice

“Climate change is the greatest threat of the twenty-first century,” an organizer of the youth climate march, on Saturday, said. “The way we live our lives is affecting people everywhere.” On Saturday, hundreds of teen-agers—loud, pensive, stubbornly determined—marched through Manhattan. They represented a movement that

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