Austin Holland, research seismologist at the Oklahoma Geological Survey, gestures to a chart of Oklahoma earthquakes in June 2014 as he talks about recent earthquake activity at his offices at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. The state had three times as many earthquakes as California last year. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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A cherry tree and its blossoms are covered with snow in an orchard near Traverse City, Mich. Three years ago, almost every fruit crop in Michigan was frozen out when cold temperatures followed some 80 degree days in March. John L. Russell/AP hide caption

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"Part of the reason we're here is because climate change is threatening this treasure and the communities that depend on it," Obama said Wednesday of his visit to Everglades National Park in Florida. "If we don't act, there may not be an Everglades as we know it." Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Geologists Dave Tucker (left) and Pete Stelling at the Mount Baker hot springs in Washington's Cascade Mountains. The springs are within the large tract of federal land that could soon be open for geothermal development. Ashley Ahearn/KUOW hide caption

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Purdue University students are testing new software that may track and warn about tornadoes, such as this one which struck Rochelle, Ill., in early April. Walker Ashley/AP hide caption

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A boat collects oil that leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 near New Orleans. Chris Graythen/Getty Images hide caption

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