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Storm Forces Republicans To Cancel Monday Convention Events

GOP officials abruptly scrapped the first day of their national convention in Tampa, Fla., because of Tropical Storm Isaac.

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Is It Too Late To Defuse The Danger Of Megafires?

Millions of acres of forest in the Southwest are overgrown — and ripe to ignite as climate change intensifies drought and heat. Selective thinning and other efforts aim to reduce the risk of catastrophic fires, but those efforts may not be enough to overcome ever-bigger, ever-hotter fires.
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'Carbon Nation' Tackles Climate Change, By Ignoring It

The documentary film 'Carbon Nation' aims to get viewers to make more climate-friendly energy choices but director Peter Blyck says he isn't trying to change anyone's views on climate change. Byck discusses the film, and his "common sense" approach to curbing CO2 emissions.
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Tree Rings Tell Tales Of Ancient Fires And Climate

Tom Swetnam says tree rings tell the tale of how climate, fire and people interacted hundreds and thousands of years ago. Today that interaction continues, and Swetnam says climate change is causing earlier snowmelt--which can lead to bigger, hotter blazes. Brett Fay joins to talk about predicting the movements of a wildfire.
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James McClintock: "Lost Antarctica"

Giant predatory worms, 50-foot algae, sea spiders and leopard seals are some of the creatures living between the ice and snow of Antarctica. A leading expert on Antarctica explains what's in this fragile ecosystem and why it's under attack.

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Manufacturing And Regulations

An industry report says manufacturers are overburdened with rules. But health, safety and environmental watchdogs argue regulations are not strict enough. The role of regulations in the U.S. economy.

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Congress Asked To Serve Tap Water At Inauguration

In an effort to save money and be more environmentally friendly, some lawmakers are asking Congress to serve tap water instead of bottled water at the presidential inauguration.

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In Southwest, Worst-Case Fire Scenario Plays Out

Climate change is exaggerating the normal swings in weather. For the American Southwest, that means more intense waves of heat, drought and fire that could wipe out trees that have stood for centuries. It's already revamping the ecology of the landscape.

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