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Heat, Drought Draw Farmers Back To Sorghum, The 'Camel Of Crops'
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The Rockaway section of Queens, in New York City, was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. Many people in the neighborhood, shown here on October 30, 2012, lost power. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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In Sandy's Wake, Flood Zones And Insurance Rates Re-Examined
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The amount of water to make the bottle could be up to six or seven times what's inside the bottle, according to the Water Footprint Network. Steven Depolo/Flickr hide caption

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Cars lie smashed by the collapsed Interstate 5 connector a few hours after the Northridge earthquake on Jan. 17, 1994, in California. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Predicting Quakes Still Shaky, But Being Prepared Is Crucial
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Is Rebuilding Storm-Struck Coastlines Worth The Cost?
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Climate Change Aids Toxic Slime's Advance
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A lone emperor penguin makes his rounds, at the edge of an iceberg drift in the Antarctic's Ross Sea in 2006. John Weller/AP hide caption

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Delegates To Debate Watered-Down Plan For Antarctic Marine Preserve
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Diplomats Try For Deal Protecting Marine Life Near Antarctica
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A bison crosses a road ahead of a herd of snowmobilers in Yellowstone National Park in 2003. New federal rules announced Tuesday will further restrict the noise and exhaust such vehicles are allowed to emit inside the park. Craig Moore/AP hide caption

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15 Years Of Wrangling Over Yellowstone Snowmobiles Ends
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Kayakers head out on the Rio Grande toward one of the international bridges that connect Laredo, Texas, and the town of Nuevo Laredo in Mexico. Raw sewage and animal carcasses float in the water. Neena Satija/Texas Tribune hide caption

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Despite Efforts, The Rio Grande Is One Dirty Border
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