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In Chile, Many Regard Climate Change As The Greatest External Threat

Drought, floods and wildfires are signs that climate change has become a harsh reality for the 17 million people of Chile. Laguna de Aculeo used to be a booming summer playground, but not anymore.

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Stress And Poverty May Explain High Rates Of Dementia In African-Americans

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In Chile, Many Regard Climate Change As The Greatest External Threat

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'Dirt Is Good': Why Kids Need Exposure To Germs

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Offa Rex's Olivia Chaney On The 'Dreamlike Nostalgia' Of English Folk

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