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What's A Lake Doing In The Middle Of The Desert?

In the United Arab Emirates, a new ecology is emerging at a lake formed by desalinated water that's been pumped in from the Persian Gulf.
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Lakes Emerging In Deserts Worry Some Ecologists

Lakes are popping up in the desert in places like the United Arab Emirates, raising concerns about their ecological impacts.
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Computers, Pinch Of Art Aid Hurricane Forecasters

The "spaghetti maps" that forecast hurricane tracks, such as those being used to predict the track of Hurricane Sandy, have become increasingly accurate and sophisticated. That's in part because of the work performed by some of the world's most powerful supercomputers.
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In A Shift From 2008 Race, Obama's Hush On Climate

In sharp contrast to his 2008 campaign, President Obama hasn't mentioned climate change on the campaign trail this time around, instead choosing to focus on the economic side of clean energy rather than the climate change side.
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Surviving The Superstorm - Day Three

The "superstorm" may have passed, but the Washington region is far from out to the woods -- we'll chat with local officials who are monitoring Sandy's continued effects on the area.

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On Climate Policy, Romney Walks A Tightrope

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has accepted the scientific consensus that the planet is warming up. But he has not accepted another element of that consensus: that humans are largely responsible. His position is well-grounded in politics, but not so in logic.

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