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Earth Day 2014: How It Became a Global Environmental Event

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Gina McCarthy, EPA chief, talks about Earth Day and how it became a global environmental event that on April 22 will include a billion people.
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Why Sherpas Will Still Climb Everest, Even After Deadly Avalanche

1 min 51 sec ago
Sange Sherpa lost a son on Everest. But for many climbers, he says, the risk is worth it.
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The Brave Sage of Timbuktu: Abdel Kader Haidara

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Abdel Kader Haidara had made it his life's work to document, as never before, Mali's achievements as an ancient center of progressive thought. When the jihadists came, he led the rescue operation to save 350,000 manuscripts.
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Sherpas Killed on Everest Cremated as Survivors Call for Boycott

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The remains of Sherpa guides killed by an avalanche on Mount Everest on Friday, the deadliest day in the mountain's history, have been cremated.
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Climbing Finished for Season on Everest After Deadly Avalanche?

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In the wake of a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest, Sherpas ask for concerns to be addressed.
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Pompeii "Exposed and Vulnerable" to Neglect and the Elements

April 24, 2014 - 3:16pm
In her new book, Ingrid D. Rowland explains of abiding allure of Pompeii over the centuries and laments the effects of neglect and the weather.
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Why South Sudan May Face World's Worst Famine in Quarter Century

April 24, 2014 - 3:16pm
The coming weeks could determine whether tens of thousands will die in the world's newest country.
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The Aftermath of Everest's Deadly Avalanche

April 24, 2014 - 3:16pm
An experienced Everest climber assesses the impact of the deadly avalanche on climbers and the Sherpas who assist high-altitude expeditions.
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Pictures: Climbing Everest Through History

April 24, 2014 - 12:46pm
The tragedy on Everest recalls the highs and lows of the long history of climbing the mountain.
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State Department Further Postpones Keystone XL Decision

April 24, 2014 - 12:46pm
Extending the wait for a verdict on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, the U.S. State Department says it will allow more time for federal agencies to weigh in.
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Opinion: On Easter, Jesus' Evolution Tells of Changing America

April 24, 2014 - 12:46pm
Jesus has been born and born again over the course of American history.
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Sherpas Take Steep Risks for Life-Changing Pay

April 24, 2014 - 10:16am
Sherpas see climbing dangerous peaks as a path to prosperity.
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Warden Wounded in Africa's Oldest National Park Had Enemies

April 23, 2014 - 3:01pm
Emmanuel de Merode, chief warden of Virunga National Park, is recovering from gunshot wounds suffered in an attack Tuesday.
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Photographer of Sherpas: Everest Avalanche "Will Be Spoken of for Generations"

April 23, 2014 - 1:46pm
Nat Geo photographer Aaron Huey documents Sherpa villages and shares perspective on the April 18 Everest avalanche.
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Historic Tragedy on Everest, With 12 Sherpa Dead in Avalanche

April 23, 2014 - 11:16am
The Mount Everest climbing season has begun with tragedy.
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Egypt's Population Boom Threatens Cultural Treasures

April 23, 2014 - 6:16am
Soaring population growth in Egypt threatens historical buildings, monuments, and artifacts.
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Mount Everest's Deadliest Day Puts Focus on Sherpas

April 22, 2014 - 12:16pm
On the deadliest day of Mount Everest's history, learn about the Sherpas and their crucial role in mountaineering.
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Rescue of Ancient Ruin of Pompeii Follows New Plan

April 22, 2014 - 11:01am
The ancient town destroyed by Vesuvius is undergoing renewed rescue efforts.
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Best Space Pictures: Blood Moon, Auroras, and Rover Tracks

April 22, 2014 - 8:46am
A galaxy warps, auroras light up the night, and the moon turns blood red in this look back at the week in space.
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Convicted Drug Dealer Indicted for Selling Rhino Horns

April 22, 2014 - 8:46am
U.S. undercover investigation nets an alleged rhino horn trafficker with ties to former Medellín drug cartel.
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