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World’s largest seasonal human migration hits climax

BEIJING — Millions in China were boarding trains, planes and automobiles Wednesday as the Lunar New Year travel rush, the world’s largest seasonal human migration, reached its climax. China’s most important festival falls on Friday and people were traveling to either return to their hometowns or flock to vacation destinations. For many migrant workers in […]

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Once world’s largest landfill, Freshkills reborn as park

Staten Island’s Freshkills Park was once the world’s largest landfill, a dumping ground for New York City’s abundant heaps of garbage. Eloise Hirsh, administrator of Freshkills Park and president of the Freshkills Park Alliance, was tasked with transforming those hundreds of acres of compiled garbage into an enormous, activity-filled public space. Hirsh, atop a hill […]

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Largest Wildfire In California History Now Contained After Month Of Work

California’s largest wildfire in state history, known as the Thomas Fire, is now 100 percent contained after more than one month of work, officials announced Friday. In addition to causing massive destruction, the fire also contributed to devastating mudslides in the region earlier this week. The Thomas Fire began Dec. 4 outside Ventura as a series […]