The Discoverer Deep Seas drill ship sits off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico in this 2006 photo. President Obama's plan expands eastward the area of the Gulf where drilling is already permitted. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Scientists at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center started seeing an increase in starving sea lion pups last spring. Guy Raz/NPR. hide caption

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A man holds a handful of coffee beans during the first day of the World Coffee Conference in Guatemala City on Feb. 26. Coffee producers say they are getting hammered by global warming, with higher temperatures forcing growers to move to prized higher ground, putting the cash crop at risk. Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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