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Monday, 31 August 2015 - 15:40
Obama Renames Continent's Highest Peak
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The White House announced Sunday that President Obama is changing the name of North America's highest peak.

Mt. McKinley — named after William McKinley, the 25th president, who served in the White House until his assassination in 1901 — is returning to its traditional Alaska Native name, Denali.

US President Barack Obama announced the change ahead of a three-day visit to Alaska to highlight climate change.

Alaska faced a lot of controversy in the past few years due to induction of melting of Arctic snow because of coal mines andbushfires.

The broader purpose of the of the President's trip to the nation's 49th state is to mount an aggressive call to action to fight climate change. The trip, which promises to utilize breath-taking backdrops, will shine light on melting glaciers and rising sea levels.

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