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GM mosquitoes

Immature GM mosquitoes being raised in the lab. Adults from such breeding programs were released into the wild. They helped cut the rate of dengue fever in one Brazilian community.

valerian

Male valerian plants growing at 3,790 meters (12,434 feet). These males have moved to higher elevations in response to hotter, drier weather. That has caused the ratio of males to females to climb over the last 40 years. 

frigate flyer

Frigate birds, even young ones like this one, ride air currents over the ocean to stay in flight for months.

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