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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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Two Major California Wildfires Prompt Thousands Of Home Evacuations

A burned body was found near a northern Los Angeles brushfire that's forced the evacuation of 1,500 homes. As of Saturday night, the 31-square-mile fire was just 10 percent contained.
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The U.N.'s Rundown Of Some Of The World's Biggest Problems

A new report reveals where the world stands in the fight against extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.
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Invisibilia: The Unbearable Lightness Of Footwear

When we invented shoes, we slipped a surface between ourselves and the world. Ever wonder if this is the moment mankind fell from grace? No? Well, for better or worse, NPR's Colin Dwyer has.
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'Heat Dome' Causing Excessive Temperatures In Much Of U.S.

It's over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in much of the Midwest, South and East, and the culprit is hot air trapped under an atmospheric pressure lid that heats it up even further.

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The Race To Stop A Looming Food Disaster In Southern Africa

El Nino ruined this spring's harvest. Can food aid — and maize seeds — be delivered in time?

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