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The fossil fuel industry was built on white supremacy

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White oilmen codified segregation into the oil fields, and oil towns were the scenes of brutal racist attacks

Kendra Pierre-Louis

The American West's sagebrush sea is rapidly vanishing

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Once considered a rangeland weed, this plant is the cornerstone of America’s desert ecosystems

Lauren J. Young

Scientists capture the inner workings of the click beetle's explosive jumps

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Jumps like this would shatter your bones. Click beetles use soft materials instead

Adam Fortais, McMaster University

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Neandertals don't deserve their bad, dim-witted reputation

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Brittany Kenyon-Flatt, North Carolina State University

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This Earth Day, turn your funeral into an ecoburial

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Traditional burial practices are ecologically unsustainable, so why not go green in your final act?

Sarah Brumble, Journalism