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How Long Can Florida's Citrus Industry Survive?  |   

The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: A tiny insect that's killing off the state's trees — and industry.

In Brazil, Deforestation Is Up, And So Is The Risk Of Tree Extinction  |   

Brazil's Environment Ministry announced that deforestation in the country has increased by 16 percent. A separate study warned that more than half the Amazon's tree species may be threatened.

Inside Each Flu Shot, Months Of Virus Tracking And Predictions  |   

Scientists worldwide face a yearly challenge in deciding what goes into the annual flu vaccine to make it effective. The job requires keeping tabs on a massive group of speedy, shape-shifting viruses.

Many Americans Believe They Don't Need The Flu Vaccine  |   

An NPR poll finds nearly two-thirds of adults got this year's flu vaccine or plan to get it. Many of those who are skipping vaccination cite a lack of need and worries about side effects.

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover  |   

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.