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A channel big enough to handle global shipping would require deep dredging throughout Lake Nicaragua, the largest source of fresh water in Central America. Esteban Felix/AP hide caption

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Scientists Fear Ecological Disaster In Nicaragua's Planned Canal

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Until recently, finding characteristic stone and bone tools was the only way to trace the fate of the Clovis people, whose culture appeared in North America about 13,000 years ago. Sarah L. Anzick/Nature hide caption

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Clive Hamilton's new book Earthmasters. Courtesy of Yale University Press hide caption

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The Climate Casino by William Nordhaus looks at the economics and politics of global warming. Courtesy of Yale University Press hide caption

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Massive sections of ice (center front) have broken away from the Jakobshavn glacier into the sea. There's enough water stored in Greenland's glaciers to raise the sea level by 20 feet. Ian Joughin/Science/AAAS hide caption

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Glacier Blamed For Berg That Sank Titanic Unleashes More Ice

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Love your hair. Artists' depictions of a Neanderthal man and woman at the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany. Martin Meissner/AP hide caption

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Each year, 6 to 8 percent of the global population of sharks and rays gets caught, scientists say. The fish can't reproduce fast enough to keep pace Mike Johnston/Flickr hide caption

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An Old Tree Doesn't Get Taller, But Bulks Up Like A Bodybuilder

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A sperm whale entangled in a drift net. A report says commercial fisheries around the world kill or injure 650,000 mammals a year. Alberto Romero/Marine Photobank hide caption

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Move Over Electric Car, Auto Companies To Make Hydrogen Vehicles

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Workers in Oakland, Calif., check the damage to Interstate 880 on Oct. 19, 1989; this portion of the freeway had collapsed during the Loma Prieta earthquake two days earlier. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Strong gusts in Palm Springs, Calif., generate plenty of energy, thanks to turbine farms. But being able to store all of that energy is just as important. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Southern California's San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, shown here in April 2012, was closed after small radiation leaks. Lenny Ignelzi/AP hide caption

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