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National Day Of Mourning Commences In Italy After Earthquake

Funerals are being held today for some of the more than 260 killed in the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that shook central Italy reducing many villages to rubble. Relief efforts are underway.
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In Warmer Climate, A Luxury Cruise Sets Sail Through Northwest Passage

Climate change is opening up the Arctic to luxury cruises, including an Alaska-to-New York voyage. The vacation destination takes advantage of warming oceans but raises safety and ethical concerns.
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Protected Marine Area Near Hawaii Is Now Twice The Size Of Texas

The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument was created by President George W. Bush. Now President Obama is quadrupling it in size — making it the biggest marine reserve in the world.
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Volkswagen Has Tentative Deal To Compensate U.S. Dealers In Emissions Scandal

The negotiations follow VW's installation of software in its diesel vehicles that cheated on pollution tests. The dealers' sales plummeted on the news. VW will give them cash payments under the deal.
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Fish Killing Disease Shuts Down Stretch Of Yellowstone River In Montana

Results are in from a preliminary investigation into the fish killing disease that's caused the unprecedented closure of a long stretch of the Yellowstone River in Montana.
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Native Americans Protest New Oil Pipeline In North Dakota

Native Americans and environmentalists are protesting a pipeline slated to carry a half a million barrels of crude daily from North Dakota to Illinois. But the oil industry says the pipeline is safe.
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During A Record-Shattering Summer, D.C. Plans For Climate Change's Looming Impact

The city's Climate Ready D.C. plan predicts how climate change will be felt in Washington and plans for how to mitigate its negative impact

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D.C. Is Full Of Tiny, Obscure Parks. Can The NPS Keep Up With Them?

In D.C., the National Park Service manages nearly 7,000 acres of public land — and some say the agency struggles to get the job done.
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Climate Change Complicates Predictions Of Damage From Big Surf

Earth's changing climate has made the quest to understand wave behavior more important than ever, scientists say. Rising seas, storm surge and dune and reef erosion all shape Florida's Gulf Coast.
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In Maine, Land From Burt's Bees Co-Founder Is Declared A National Monument

Roxanne Quimby donated nearly 88,000 acres of land — once used to harvest timber for paper mills — to the federal government. Now it's the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

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