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What’s happening with Hurricane Irene? Get updates throughout the weekend

The Climate Desk will be live-blogging Hurricane Irene as it nears landfall, in what some experts predict could be the most devastating storm to barrage the East Coast in history.

  Video: Hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods: A preview of life under global warming?
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  Does Punxsutawney Phil believe in climate change?

In honor of Groundhog Day, Need to Know talks with one of Phil’s closest confidants about the secrets behind his prognostications, the mysteries of the “Inner Circle” and whether the world’s most famous weatherman believes in global warming.

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Sunscreen

The FDA hasn’t updated its guidelines for sunscreen labels since 1978, and as a result, it can be hard to tell which products are most effective and which are a waste of your money.

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