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Serbian authorities urgently order a town evacuated before the raging Sava River could inundate the country's main power plant. The region is struggling with the worst flooding in southeastern Europe in more than a century. (May 19) Video provided by AP


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Patagonia Environmental Protection Versus Clean Energy

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Bloomberg: NYC Is Prepping for Warming World

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Scientists Warn About Outdated Flood Risk Maps

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