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    Summer of 2012 Is Hottest on Record For Many in U.S.- The books have closed on meteorological summer, which encompasses the June-through-August period, and the data that is starting to trickle in from the National Weather Service shows that tens of millions of Americans experienced their hottest summer on record.

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    One year after Sandy, Christie officials sleepwalking on climate change. "It would be truly ironic and terrible if people finally get back into their houses and then find out that, oops, it needed to be higher," said Michael Catania, co-chair of the Climate Adaptation Alliance at Rutgers. "I don’t know what we tell those people then."

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    It's a Historic Year for Temperature Extremes - In the US, we're living in two countries: One scourged by heat and the other bitten by cold.

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    26 Striking Photos Showing The Effects Of Destructive Floods In Texas And Oklahoma. At least 21 people have died after severe weather hit the two states and Mexico.

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    For every liter of plastic bottled #water, 1/4 liter of fossil fuels are used. Pack your reusable water bottle on your next outing and encourage others to do the same.

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    Watch 27 Years of ‘Old’ Arctic Ice Melt Away in Seconds - The total amount of Arctic sea ice is near record low for this time of year. The amount of ice isn’t the only big story, though. A video from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a disturbing trend in the age of Arctic ice.