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Exxon Mobil, Chevron Shareholders Reject Resolutions Aimed At Battling Climate Change

But shareholders at Exxon Mobil approved one resolution that could make it easier to one day nominate an environmentalist to the board.
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Rising Seas Push Too Much Salt Into The Florida Everglades

Rising sea levels put extra pressure on coastal bedrock in South Florida. Eventually, as seawater moves in, it could contaminate plants on the surface and the region's stores of freshwater beneath.
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Business Of Disaster: Insurance Firms Profited $400 Million After Sandy

More than three years after Superstorm Sandy, NPR and PBS's Frontline investigate the thousands still not home, the government agencies that failed to help and the companies that made millions.
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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Barack Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam. We discuss what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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We Followed A Snowy Owl From Maryland To Ontario

In the spring of 2015, a snowy owl named Baltimore was fitted with a backpack GPS transmitter. The data that transmitter collected over the past year shines a light on a mysterious species.
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El Nino Offers Clues To California's Future Under Climate Change

El Nino didn't deliver the monster rains many Californians were hoping for but it wasn't a total bust. The weather system raised ocean temperatures off the coast and led to some extremely high tides.
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The Vanishing Islands Of India's Sundarbans

Climate change has forced tens of thousands out. "I know I have a beautiful home," one islander says, "but ultimately it will go into the womb of the river. All we can do is try to delay the process."
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Steve Case On D.C.'s Role In Tech's "Third Wave"

The co-founder of AOL and longtime resident of the Washington region shares his vision for the future of tech.

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Going There: The Future Of Water

Western states like Colorado are balancing competing demands for waterways. When recreation, agriculture and civic interests find themselves at odds, how can water resources be divided fairly?
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Where The Presidential Candidates Stand On Key Issues

Now that only three major candidates remain in the 2016 race for the White House, attention turns to the details of their policy proposals. Where the presidential candidates stand on key issues like job creation, healthcare, taxes and education.

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