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A battle in West Virginia: A coal mine versus crayfish.

Juliet Eilperin on the battle over coal mining in West Virginia. Sarah Kaplan on how scientists plan for a catastrophic asteroid strike. Plus, Caitlin Gibson on the weird psychology behind the baby-on-board sticker.
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When economic needs meet environmental protections
New guidelines by the Trump administration have paved the way for about half a dozen mines in a habitat occupied by two crayfish species protected under the Endangered Species Act in West Virginia.

Industry officials say it removed a regulatory roadblock after they couldn’t get a clear answer from the Environmental Protection Agency; environmentalists say mine proponents chose to sidestep officials charged with safeguarding the crayfish and violated federal law in the process.

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Making a plan for the end of the world
What would happen if an asteroid were headed toward Earth?

Sarah Kaplan is a science reporter for The Washington Post, and she recently spent time with a group of planetary scientists, engineers and disaster response experts as they played out this scenario.

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‘Baby on Board’
The meaning of the ubiquitous, loved-and-mocked “Baby on Board” stickers.

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