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Chinese beachgoers walk by an algae-covered public beach in Qingdao, China, in July. The seas off China have been hit by their largest-ever growth of algae, ocean officials say, with waves of green growth washing onto the shores. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Algae Is Coming, But Its Impact Is Felt Far From Water

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The New York City skyline is mostly dark in this photo of the 2003 blackout that hit U.S. and Canadian cities. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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How A Massive Power Outage Sent People Out In The Street

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The band Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is leading the revival of an old Italian folk style called taranta, which has hypnotic rhythms meant to have restorative powers. Daniela Cardone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Trumpeters And Troubadours: New And Old Music From Italy

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