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California Drought News: Picking up hitchhiking salmon



Charles Hueth holds up a tagged Chinook salmon for a photo before releasing it into the San Joaquin River.
Charles Hueth holds up a tagged Chinook salmon for a photo before releasing it into the San Joaquin River.
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Tuesday's drought news points to bad times for salmon, but on the upside, we're less likely to be conquered by Mongols.

Members of Khan's army reportedly had five horses apiece, which allowed them to swiftly conquer an enormous area that stretched from eastern Asia to eastern Europe, as well as parts of northern India and the Mideast. They also traveled with a herd of livestock that provided them with food. (LA Times)