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Are Indians Turning To The 'Supernatural' In Subterranean Search For Water?

More than 330 million Indians are desperate for water, leading some to rely on an ancient — and unproven — method to find it underground.
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Amid Concerns, New York Auctions Flood-Wrecked Wrecked Homes

Most homes buyers steer clear of flood zones and badly damaged buildings. But at an auction in New York City, that's exactly what bidders wanted.
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The Sacred Glacier Is Melting But The Festival Goes On

That's the sad situation facing thousands of Peruvians who climb a mountain for the 'Snow Star' festival, which starts on Sunday.
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Rising Tides Force Thousands To Leave Islands Of Eastern India

On the small Indian island of Ghoramara, many people have never heard of climate change. It has forced tens of thousands of people to move after their homes were swallowed by rising tides.
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Super Hot! India Records Its Highest Temperature Ever

Thermometers in the western city of Phalodi registered a sizzling 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday. One resident told the BBC that it was so hot, his cellphone stopped working.
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Lawmakers Reach A Deal To Expand Regulation Of Toxic Chemicals

If it passes, the compromise bill would be the first update to the Toxic Substances Control Act in more than four decades. Supporters say it gives the EPA more power to ensure chemical safety.
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In India's Sundarbans, People And Tigers Try To Coexist In A Shrinking Space

The vast patchwork of islands on a delta where three rivers meet is home to hundreds of tigers and 4 million people. As climate change squeezes the land they share, is increased conflict inevitable?
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California Will Let Local Authorities Assess Water Conservation Goals Amid Drought

This will replace mandatory state-driven standards. It's happening because California's drought — now entering its fifth year — is easing in some parts of the state but not others.
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Why Rain Barrels Are Now Legal In Colorado

Who owns rain that falls from the sky? In the West, this is a topic of serious discussion and lawmaking. This summer, after much debate, Colorado will allow homeowners to use rain barrels.
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Can A Tiny Wasp Save The Citrus Industry?

Citrus greening, spread by a ravenous pest, has destroyed millions of acres of fruit and cost billions in damage. Fortunately, these pernicious peewees are prime prey for another parasitic predator.

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