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Beijing’s Forbidden City lies shrouded in industrial smog.
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Holger Kleine via iStock
China’s infamous air pollution affects its citizens’ minds as well as their bodies.

Clearing the air reduces suicide rates

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a cathedral in the middle of a mountain town in Colombia
Yarumal, a municipality in the foothills of the Andes north of Medellín, is one of several communities in Colombia that host a large kindred with a genetic form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease
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A foothill yellow-legged frog perches on a rock.
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Brome McCreary
Foothill yellow-legged frogs live in the flowing water of rivers and streams, so are especially vulnerable when these shrink to isolated pools.
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California Sea Otters grooming themselves in the Elkhorn Slough at Moss Landing.
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Htrnr via iStock
Although sea otters only recently recolonized their historic habitat in the Elkhorn Sough, they’re already benefiting the ecosystem.
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Amber hills roll away behind a lone oak tree, with facilities in the background.
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Matt Perko
The rolling hills of Sedgwick Reserve offer a testbed for researchers to probe grassland ecology.
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The 14 members of the Biopacific Group pose outside Elings Hall
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The NSF BioPACIFIC MIP group.