The Week in Pictures: Exxon Valdez Oil Still Trapped in Alaskan Beaches, Appalachian Coal Set For Big Decline, 'Super Snake' Python Hybrid on the Rise, and More (Slideshow)

From the news that a new 'super snake' python hybrid may be on the rise in Florida to new research revealing that about 20,000 gallons of Exxon Valdez oil still remains trapped in the gravel beaches of Alaska, a lot happened this week in green. According to Downstream Strategies' latest report, Appalachian coal is set for big declines in the coming decades due to market and legislative forces, Bill Gates argues that "We need innovation, not insulation," concluding that the world is distracted from what counts in terms of dealing with climate change "in a big way," and NPR brings to light how rigorous seed licensing is sticking it to the farmer--or their wallet for that matter. Find out what else happened in the world of green this week in our photo roundup of most popular, most important, and most oddball stories.


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