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Climate Change:
Marchal Islands

It's one of the clearest injustices of climate change: The Marshall Islands likely won't exist if we warm the planet 2 degrees. I traveled to the remote Pacific to learn what it's like to try to process that doomsday forecast. And why some people already are making the painful decision to leave.
By John D. Sutter, CNN

Angie Hepisus heard her nephew, Mark, banging on the door and screaming in Marshallese.
"It's flooding! It's flooding! Get out!"
Her thoughts went immediately to her family on this fragile coastline in the middle of the Pacific, a place under increasing threat from climate change.
One of her cousins woke up that morning last spring to find herself floating, her plywood home filling up like an aquarium. Another, who lives in a house where the roof is held down by evenly spaced rocks, was so bewildered by the rush of water that had invaded her house at 4 a.m. that she actually licked her arm to be sure that, yes, this was saltwater, and, no, she wasn't having a nightmare.
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Alaskan Village

The remote Alaskan village that needs to be relocated due to climate change
By Chris Mooney February 24

KIVALINA, ALASKA — This tiny and isolated town of 400 cannot be reached by road. It lies on a fragile barrier island along the Chukchi Sea, 83 miles above the Arctic circle. And for generations, the Iñupiat people of the region have hunted gigantic bowhead whales from camps atop the sea ice that stretches out from the town’s icy shores.
But in recent years, climate change has thinned the ice so much that it has become too dangerous to hunt the whales. Soon, the U.S. government says, it may be too dangerous to live here at all, with less sea ice to protect the barrier island from powerful waves that wash across the village.
“Global warming has caused us so much problems,” said Joseph Swan, Sr., a Kivalina elder, at a town meeting last week. The ice “does not freeze like it used to. It used to be like 10 to 8 feet thick, way out in the ocean.”
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Indian Country:

Monterey: Skeleton found on job site is more than 4,000 years old
By Phillip Molnar, - Monterey Herald
POSTED:   06/30/2015 09:51:29 AM PDT-UPDATED:   ABOUT 13 HOURS AGO

Monterey - The mysterious male skeleton found on a Monterey job site last month is 4,080 years old, testing has revealed.
The age solidifies early assumptions he was Native American, significantly predating European contact.
The skeleton's age did not surprise the local Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation.
"What can we say? These are our ancestors and we know they've been here for longer than the 4,000 years," chairwoman Louise Miranda Ramirez said.
Members of the Esselen Nation were on hand to observe the skeleton's removal from the Lighthouse Avenue site, where a three-story, mixed-use building is going up.
The Sheriff's Office had already decided the skeleton was Native American based on abalone shells found around the gravesite.
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Payday Loans

By PYMNTS @pymnts
7:00 AM EDT June 30th, 2015

Short-term loans, known colloquially as payday lending, never fails to elicit a big response — if not always a consistent one. Foes of the practice point to the high double and triple digit annual interest rates and consumers swept into never-ending cycles of debt as proof of the inherent evil in the practice of offering fast, short-term, high-interest access to small amounts of cash. Friends of payday lending, on the other hand, point to the genuine need it serves and argue that far from being a tool to oppress the poor, it is more often used as a stopgap for working and middle class earners in a bind.
On the federal level, short term lending has drawn the attention of the CFPB. Currently, the consumer watchdog group has been considering rule changes that ratchet up federal legislation of the short term, small dollar borrowing space.
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Chaco Canyon

Archaeologists call on feds to protect Chaco Canyon area
Created: 06/30/2015 8:09 AM 
By: SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press

 (AP) - Archaeologists from universities and organizations around the nation are calling on the U.S. Interior Department to protect the area around Chaco Culture National Historical Park from oil and gas development.
Nearly 30 archaeologists sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday to highlight their concerns. It comes a day after Interior Deputy Secretary Mike Connor and U.S. Sen. Tom Udall toured the area in northwestern New Mexico.
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USD Baseball


Rally Falls Short in 4-2 Loss to Waves
USD's season ends with a 33-22 overall record.

May 22, 2015

STOCKTON, Calif. - The University of San Diego baseball team's run in the West Coast Conference Tournament came to an end with a 4-2 loss to Pepperdine University Friday evening at Banner Island Ballpark.
With the loss, the Toreros fall to 33-22 overall, and are eliminated from the WCC. With the win, the Waves improve to 29-27 overall and will advance onto the championship game on Saturday against Loyola Marymount.
Pepperdine got on the scoreboard first, as they managed to score four runs in the bottom of the third inning. The Pepperdine runs came on back-to-back home runs, a three-run shot by Hutton Moyer and a solo home run by Chris Fornaci to give the Waves a 4-0 lead.
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UCLA Baseball:

Ninth Inning Rally Falls Just Short as UCLA Loses to Maryland, 2-1
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release: Tuesday 06/02/2015

LOS ANGELES – The Bruins rallied to put runners on the corners in the ninth, but couldn’t produce the tying run, inevitably falling to Maryland, 2-1, on Monday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The loss ends the season for UCLA and advances Maryland to the Super Regional.
The Bruins’ offense was stifled all night, totaling just three hits in the loss. Kort Peterson (2-for-4, RBI) recorded two of those hits, with Ty Moore (1-for-3, R) delivering the other.
UCLA got a great effort from the pitching staff, holding Maryland to two runs, but the performance fell just short.
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