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Atacama Desert may have harbored lakes, wetlands

The arid Atacama Desert, thought to be a barrier to early South American settlers, may have held lakes large enough to sustain small human populations, according to new research presented here today. The lakes' presence challenges ...

dateDec 14, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Expert discusses causes of the Tennessee wildfires

Wildfires raged recently through the foothills of Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains, fueled by severe drought and high winds in the eastern part of the state. The fires damaged or destroyed more than 1,400 structures, including ...

dateDec 13, 2016 in Environment
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