Shell Faces New Questions After Rig Runs Aground

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Waves crash over the Kulluk oil rig, which washed aground on Sitkalidak Island, Alaska. Officials say aircraft have not spotted any signs of a fuel leak from the rig, which reportedly does not contain crude oil. PA3 Jon Klingenberg/Coast Guard hide caption

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A Busy And Head-Scratching 2012 Hurricane Season

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Cracks form in the bed of a dried lake in Waterloo, Neb. The drought withered crops and dried out lakes across the nation's midsection in 2012. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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2013: A Tipping Year For Climate Change?

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Mosquitoes like this one can carry the virus that causes dengue fever, which may become a bigger problem in some regions as biodiversity is lost. James Gathany/CDC Public Health Image Library hide caption

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Is It Morally Wrong For U.S. To Export Coal?

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Photographer Freya Najade journeys into the weird sci-fi world of Europe's agricultural production. In one cow-milking facility she visited, "two people are needed to milk twice a day 300 cows," she writes. Freya Najade hide caption

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Administrator Lisa Jackson To Leave EPA

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People in Takoma Park, Md., walk toward a fallen telephone pole on June 30 after heavy overnight thunderstorms devastated the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The line of storms known as a derecho left over 1 million people without power. Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Landov hide caption

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An Abundance Of Extreme Weather Has Many On Edge

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Storm Pummels Nation's Midsection As It Heads East

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David Daniel, an east Texas landowner, was so determined to block the Keystone XL pipeline from coming through his forest that he took to his trees and built an elaborate network of treehouses eight stories above the ground. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Texas Man Takes Last Stand Against Keystone XL Pipeline

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Extreme Weather Was Front And Center In 2012

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