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Why Peter Stark's 'Frozen Alive' Story Still Resonates More Than 20 Years Later

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Will PG&E's Bankruptcy Hurt California's Ambitious Energy Efficiency Goals?

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Even after massively increasing production of the Model 3, Tesla still hasn't managed to offer the car at its touted price of $35,000. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Tesla's Challenge: Leaving Behind The Lap Of Luxury

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Frank Lettiere's eyebrows and eyelashes froze after his walk along Lake Michigan's Chicago shoreline Wednesday. Frostbite warnings were issued for parts of the U.S. Midwest as temperatures plunged. Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Medical Effects Of Extreme Cold: Why It Hurts And How To Stay Safe

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Noah Fisher looks over his home that was destroyed by the Camp Fire in November 2018 in Paradise, California. Investigators are examining whether PG&E power lines helped ignite the fire. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Thailand's Pollution Control Department declared air quality in the the Thai capital unhealthy, leading to the closure of 400 public schools through the end of the week. Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Meteorological Electronics Technicians Christopher Bieschke and Kirk Wilson replace a wind sensor atop a 30-foot tower at an Oklahoma Mesonet station near Shawnee, Okla. Joe Wertz/StateImpact Oklahoma hide caption

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With Better Data On Climate Change, Scientists Predict Extreme Conditions Earlier

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Icicles form on the walkway at North Avenue Beach of Lake Michigan in Chicago on Tuesday. Pinar Istek/Reuters hide caption

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Polar Vortex Causes Midwest States Of Emergency As Cold Pushes Farther South

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Drier Conditions Force Researchers To Find New Rice Farming Method

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States Along Colorado River Working To Avert Crisis From 19-Year Drought

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