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President Obama makes his way across the tarmac Monday to greet well-wishers upon arrival at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What Do Low Oil Prices Mean For Unconventional Extraction Methods?

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Katrina Sparked Push To Improve Hurricane Forecasting

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Obama's Climate Change Words And Actions Don't Match, Alaskans Say

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Delegates took their seats during the plenary session at the Bonn climate change conference on March 10, 2014. Negotiations resume this week; by the end of the year, the U.N. hopes to have forged a new global agreement. UNclimatechange/Flickr hide caption

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How Are U.N. Climate Talks Like A Middle School? Cliques Rule

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President Obama is renaming Alaska's Mount McKinley in an effort to strengthen cooperation between the government and Alaska Native tribes. The peak is returning to its traditional name, Denali. Al Grillo/AP hide caption

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Western Wildfires Outpace Weary Firefighting Crews

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Professor Douglas Causey logs information as he tags and takes basic measurements of the birds he harvested in the Aleutian Islands on June 4. He is looking at the birds' blood and their diet, hoping to find out the ways the ocean is changing as it warms. Bob Hallinen/ADN hide caption

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In The Stomach Of A Seabird, A Glimpse Of An Ocean Heating Up

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An airplane used to fight wildfires flies over a blaze that flared up near Omak, Wash., on Thursday. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Worsening Wildfire Seasons Tax The Forest Service

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California Battles The Drought With Successful Conservation Efforts

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Strawberry pickers in Watsonville, Calif. Many farmworkers in the state are out of work because of the severe drought. Those who do have a job are often working harder for less money. Lesley McClurg/For NPR hide caption

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Farmworkers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel In California Drought

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An aerial view of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, on March 11. Kyodo/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Particles From The Edge Of Space Shine A Light On Fukushima

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French marathon swimmer Benoit Lecomte (left) prepares to jump into the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., in 2002. In 1998, Lecomte swam across the Atlantic Ocean. Manny Ceneta /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ben Lecomte Swam Across The Atlantic; Next He Tries The Pacific

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Hurricane Danny is seen in a NOAA image taken by the GOES-East satellite taken at 10:15 ET on Thursday. The storm, now a Category 2, is expected to lose strength over the next day or two. NOAA/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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