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This image provided by NASA taken early Friday morning Nov. 5, 2010 shows Hurricane Tomas approximately 175 miles west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and moving northeast near 9 mph. Tomas strengthened to a Category One Hurricane overnight with maximum sustained winds now at 80 mph with higher gusts.  NASA hide caption

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Lake Tahoe's South Shore as seen from a ski resort's gondola. Brandon Rittiman for NPR hide caption

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Sometimes signs like this aren't enough to dissuade drivers who are blindly following their GPS. Krissy Clark hide caption

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Extremely hot days are prime for bad air because hydrocarbons evaporate into the air, helping to create ozone. Ramin Talaie/Getty Images hide caption

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As warming temperatures drive polar bears south, they're starting to mix with brown bears much the way they did thousands of years ago. hide caption

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Kittiwake young ingest food regurgitated by their parents. USGS hide caption

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