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Climate Change Complicates Predictions Of Damage From Big Surf

Earth's changing climate has made the quest to understand wave behavior more important than ever, scientists say. Rising seas, storm surge and dune and reef erosion all shape Florida's Gulf Coast.
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In Maine, Land From Burt's Bees Co-Founder Is Declared A National Monument

Roxanne Quimby donated nearly 88,000 acres of land — once used to harvest timber for paper mills — to the federal government. Now it's the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
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Earthquake Rattles Myanmar And Neighboring Countries

People as far away as Thailand, India and Bangladesh felt the magnitude 6.8 quake. Historic pagodas in the city of Bagan appeared to be damaged, and at least three people reportedly died.
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Persistent Drought Kills Millions Of Trees In California Forests

Years of drought have strained California's forests, killing millions of trees and fueling wildfires.
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President Obama Tours Flood Destruction In Louisiana

Obama visited a neighborhood in East Baton Rouge Parish more than a week after flooding hit southeastern Louisiana, killing at least 13 people and damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes.
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As Zika Spreads, Tough Choices For Pregnant Women And The Search For A Vaccine

Last week, the Zika virus continued to spread through parts of Miami Beach. The National Institutes of Health warns that Texas and Louisiana could be next. The growing Zika threat, tough choices for pregnant women and the search for a vaccine.

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As Zika Spreads, Tough Choices For Pregnant Women And The Search For A Vaccine

Last week, the Zika virus continued to spread through parts of Miami Beach. The National Institutes of Health warns that Texas and Louisiana could be next. The growing Zika threat, tough choices for pregnant women and the search for a vaccine.

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Flooding In Louisiana Raises Questions About Timing, Urgency Of Warnings

More than a dozen people have died and tens of thousands of homes have been damaged by floodwaters. Local authorities and residents wonder if something more could have been done to lessen the toll.
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South Florida's Seminole Cowboys: Cattle Is 'In Our DNA'

Florida, with its lush grasslands, ranks 10th in the nation for its beef cattle herds — nearly 2 million head. And the Seminole Tribe of Florida is a major player in the cattle industry.
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In Drought-Stricken California, There's No Longer A Fire 'Season'

The state now sees wildfires that are on average bigger than ever and that burn through more of the year. Cal Fire's Southern Region information officer Michael Mohler speaks to Rachel Martin.

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