Jeff Lukken, the mayor of LaGrange, Ga., says Kia Motors has brought thousands of jobs to Troup County at a time when the recession hit hard. The unemployment rate in the region is above 11 percent.
Climate scientists and environmental advocates face an uphill battle as more Americans deny that global warming is real despite scientific evidence to the contrary. Here, a Greenpeace member checks the inside of a hot air balloon before it's launched in Cancun, Mexico.
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