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Healing The Bay In Santa Monica, Calif.

Every third Saturday hundreds of volunteers show up at designated beaches with buckets in hand prepared to pick up trash.
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Building For Birds: Architects Aim For Safer Skies

The eye-catching, shiny buildings that line cityscapes can be deadly for birds. Architects are experimenting with new designs that preserve the beauty – while also preserving the birds.
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Here's Where Farms Are Sucking The Planet Dry

Farmers are emptying some of the world's most important aquifers faster than rainfall can replenish them, which means less water for everyone. This map from the journal Nature shows where irrigation is doing the most damage.
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How Hot Was It? July Was Warmest Month On Record For U.S.

There's never been a hotter month in records going back to 1895. The average temperature across the lower 48 states was 77.6 degrees.
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Sky-High Design: How To Make A Bird-Friendly Building

Glass buildings kill millions of birds each year when the animals crash into windows. By studying how birds interact with buildings, architects and ornithologists are trying to create special features designed to keep birds alive.
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A Clear And Present Danger: How Glass Kills Birds

Modern architecture loves glass. But glass also kills tens of millions of birds every year when they collide with windows. Now, researchers are trying to learn what birds can see, in an attempt to build better, more bird-friendly buildings.

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