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They 'Failed': 6 More Michigan Employees Charged In Flint Water Crisis

In announcing the charges, Michigan's attorney general said those accused attempted to "bury or cover up, downplay or hide information" about elevated lead levels in Flint's water supply.
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Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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You Think It's Hot Where You Are?

In Mitribah, Kuwait, last week the temperature soared to 129.2 degrees. Weather historian Christopher Burt of the website Weather Underground discusses how heat records are documented.
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Visitors To A Shrinking Alaskan Glacier Get A Lesson On Climate Change

On a busy day, thousands of tourists visit the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. The U.S. Forest Service wants those people to take in the dramatic views but also consider why the glacier is receding.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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As Storms Erode California's Cliffs, Buried Village Could Get Washed Away

Until now, the archaeological philosophy at Redwood National Park has been "keep it in the ground." But for one Native American site, climate change may force the park to reconsider that approach.
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To Preserve History, A National Park Preps For Climate Change

Climate change is affecting what visitors see in Mesa Verde National Park. Over the past decade, scorching wildfires have destroyed archaeological artifacts — and have also revealed new ones.
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Canadian Oil Spill Threatens Drinking Water

An oil slick has forced the city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, to shut down its water treatment plant, after a pipeline dumped tens of thousands of gallons into the North Saskatchewan River.
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California Fires Threaten Homes, Force Hundreds Of Evacuations

The body of a man was found in an area burned by a 33,000 acre wildfire north of Los Angeles. The Sand Fire has destroyed more than a dozen homes and is one of 19 major fires burning in California.

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