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Ski Resorts See Slight Thaw After Chilling Effect Of Climate Change

California's historic drought provided a glimpse of what skiing might be like with climate change. Industry executives are counting on their customers being flexible in the years ahead.

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Ski Resorts See Slight Thaw After Chilling Effect Of Climate Change

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Inmates walk past correctional officers at the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, Wash., on Feb. 17, 2011. Gov. Jay Inslee said last month that more than 3,000 prisoners in Washington have been mistakenly released early since 2002 because of an error by the state's Department of Corrections. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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2 Prisoners Mistakenly Released Early Now Charged In Killings

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Duke Gillingham, president of Oasis Foods, in Hillside, N.J., says about two-thirds of his roughly 180 employees declined to enroll in the company health plan for 2015. Many make less than $15 an hour, and found the company plan too expensive. Fred Mogul/WNYC hide caption

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N.J. Factory Turns To Medicaid To Insure Lowest-Paid Employees

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The Heartland Biogas facility in Weld County, Colo., is one of the country's largest waste treatment plants that converts methane to natural gas. Rebecca Jacobson/Inside Energy hide caption

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From Poop To Power: Colorado Explores New Sources Of Renewable Energy

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