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As the climate warms, drought is killing large numbers of trees in California. Scientists are looking to the past to try to understand how the ecosystems of today may be changing. Ashley Cooper/Getty Images hide caption

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Environment

To Predict Effects Of Global Warming, Scientists Looked Back 20,000 Years

More than 40 researchers concluded that climate change would make ecosystems such as deciduous forests, grasslands and Arctic tundra unrecognizable.

Paul Taylor, seen here directing the dance company that bears his name, left his major mark on the dance world as a choreographer. Paul B. Goode/Courtesy of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation hide caption

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Dance

Paul Taylor, Giant Of Modern Dance, Has Died

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Paul Taylor, Giant Of Modern Dance, Has Died

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Mustafa Abed arrived at the airport in Portland, Ore., on April 17. Severely injured as an infant during the battle to liberate Fallujah from al-Qaida, his leg was amputated and he later received medical treatment in Portland, where he returned for further care almost a decade later. Amanda Lucier for NPR hide caption

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Mustafa Returns: Iraqi Boy's Hope For A Prosthetic Leg Proves Complicated

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As the climate warms, drought is killing large numbers of trees in California. Scientists are looking to the past to try to understand how the ecosystems of today may be changing. Ashley Cooper/Getty Images hide caption

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To Predict Effects Of Global Warming, Scientists Looked Back 20,000 Years

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In the Balukhali refugee camp, boys between the ages of seven and 11 play with forfori, homemade toy airplanes. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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In Bangladeshi Camps, Rohingya Refugees Try To Move Forward With Their Lives

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The city of Austin is installing cameras that will let residents see rising floodwaters at key intersections. Eddie Gaspar/KUT hide caption

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Environment And Energy Collaborative

As Warming Climate Brings More Flash Floods, Austin Tries To Help Drivers

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As Warming Climate Brings More Flash Floods, Austin Tries To Help Drivers

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