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Can India's Sacred But 'Dead' Yamuna River Be Saved?

The river enters Delhi relatively clean but by the time it flows out, it's a "toxic cocktail of sewage, industrial waste and surface runoff," says an environmentalist. Urbanization is partly to blame.

The head of the Panama Canal Authority, Jorge Quijano, center, opens the main valve to allow water into the flood chambers on the new set of locks on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal in June 2015. The expansion of the canal, making it wider and deeper to accommodate larger ships, has taken nearly a decade. It opens next month. Tito Herrera/AP hide caption

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A Wider, Deeper Panama Canal Prepares To Open Its Locks

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El Toro Bonobo
Animals Bonobo
Forever Only Arms and Sleepers
At Right Angles Foxhole
Lamentation Foxhole
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For Great Japanese Cuisine And Grocers, Head To Central Ohio (Really)

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The Secret of Bamboo Kiyoshi Yoshida & Bonten
The Lucky Spirit Kiyoshi Yoshida & Bonten

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George Carlin's 'Stuff' Gets A New Home At National Comedy Center

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Transgender Rights, The New Front In The Culture Wars

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Scaredy Cat Neil Cowley
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Can India's Sacred But 'Dead' Yamuna River Be Saved?

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Proposed Property Tax To Fight Climate Change Criticized As Unfair

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Speaking of Paliminos Always the Runner
I Thought I'd Find You Here Always the Runner
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BREAKDANCE LESSON N.1 Kaytranada
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