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Sole Survivor: How 1 Japanese Town Resisted the Tsunami

The town of Fudai escaped the March 11th tsunami nearly untouched despite widespread destruction - all thanks to an ugly, unwanted 51-foot-tall floodgate.

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Private Islands: Homeowners' DIY Flood Deterrent

Some brave homeowners are fighting back against the rising Mississippi flood waters with homemade dams and levees made of dirt mounds.

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Designer Drug Deals: Pills + Tablets Make Healthy Gems

After one California artist's fight with cancer, she decided to put her leftover medication to good use creating wonderful wearable works of art.

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Stylish, but Sustainable? Synthetic Super-Sized Wood Trees

The massive Metropol Parasol opened in Seville, Spain recently: the product of four years of research, design and construction.

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Tentacles of Terror: Trash Monster Attacks Slovenian Town

This trash sculpture was designed by a group of environmentalists to show just how out of control and downright scary our over-consumption problem is becoming.

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Snow Foolin': Completely Insane Pics of Japanese Snowfall

Parts of the U.S. may be buried under unusual amounts of snow, but our snowfall pales in comparison to the 56-foot drifts found in parts of Japan every winter.

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Vladimir Putin: Russia's Top Dog Is A Party Animal

Russia's powerful PM, Vladimir Putin, has a softer side: in dozens of photo ops he displays a genuine affection for furred, finned and feathered creatures.

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From Ghost Town to Green Town: Rebirth Of Greensburg, Kansas

When a massive tornado leveled the small town of Greensburg KS, no one knew how the town would recover - until residents decided to go completely green.

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Great Green Ads: 15 Smart, Strange & Poignant Campaigns

Advertisers are getting clever - and sometimes controversial - in the ways they seek to focus public attention on environmental issues.

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Wave Goodbye: 10 Of The World's Worst Toxic Floods

The recent red deluge of alkaline sludge in Hungary is only the latest in a long series of toxic floods that have destroyed land, lives and livelihoods.

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7 New Bizarre & Amazing Animal News Stories

A bear that took a car on a joyride, a single jellyfish that stung 150 people and 5 more strange, awesome and inspiring animal news stories.

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Let the Sun Shine: Solar Decathlon Europe Winners

The Solar Decathlon highlights the best and most innovative in solar home design. These 5 entries were picked as the judges' favorites in the 2010 competition.

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Examining Killer Whales after the Tragic SeaWorld Attack

This week's tragic killer whale attack at SeaWorld has stirred controversy about the orca in question, Tilikum, and whether these dolphins should be captive.

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Attention: Calling All Explorers for a Martian Treasure Hunt!

Calling all explorers for a Martian treasure hunt! No spacesuit required. We can help discover new alien landscapes from the comfort of our computer chairs. Ready, set, click! Mars or bust…

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Holiday Food Coma? Top 5 Food + Nutrition Stories

The end of the year features some big indulgent holidays. With the new year almost upon us, take a moment to read up on these fascinating food-related stories.

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