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An Indian street dweller prepares food on the streets of Kolkata. A growing number of scientists say that reducing black carbon — mostly soot from burning wood, charcoal and dung — would have an immediate and powerful impact on climate. Deshakalyan Chowdhury/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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To Slow Climate Change, Cut Down On Soot, Ozone

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Nida Nicholas Payton
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Here We Go Lawrence Blatt
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Why Bill Bulinski
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A storefront in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is brightly painted with a message welcoming President Michel Martelly into power. Two years after a devastating earthquake destroyed much of the Haitian capital, progress is palpable. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Ordinary Life Resurrected, Slowly, In Haiti

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A Multimedia Production: The performance of The Intergalactic Nemesis involves (from left to right) three voice actors, a foley artist, a keyboardist and, overhead, art from the graphic novel on screen. Intergalactic Nemesis/The Robot Planet hide caption

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'Intergalactic Nemesis': From Radio To Page To Stage

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Who's Makin' Love (To Your Old Lady) Lou Donaldson & Donaldson, Lou
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Things to Come Bird & Dizzy Gillespie Big Band

The Syncrude tar sands mine north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, is seen in November. Alberta's tar sands would supply the oil for the prospective Keystone XL pipeline. Todd Korol/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Heavy Lobbying Before Keystone Oil Pipeline Decision

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A screen shot from Ethical Oil's OurDecision.ca campaign, which calls on Canadians to write to Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver asking him to ban foreigners and "their local puppet groups" from appearing before ongoing public hearings for a new pipeline project. OurDecision.ca hide caption

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Pro-Pipeline Canada To Americans: Butt Out, Eh?

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, known as ICANN, is forging ahead with plans to sell new domain categories despite vocal opposition. The decision raises questions about who should govern the Internet. mipan/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Who — If Anyone — Should Control The Internet?

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Just Ain't Me Tommy Guerrero
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Perdido Vassar Clements
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Jan. 10 in an 8-1 decision to overturn the murder conviction of a Louisiana man due to prosecutor misconduct. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Court Ruling Reignites Debate Over Sharing Evidence

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Sad American Kaki King
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