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Gore: Carbon-Free Electricity In 10 Years Doable

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Former Vice President Al Gore called Thursday for a "man on the moon" effort to switch all of the nation's electricity production to wind, solar and other carbon-free sources within 10 years, a goal that he said would solve global warming as well as economic and natural security crises caused by dependence on fossil fuels.

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Warming Health Report: Poor, Elderly To Hurt Most

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Global warming will affect the health and welfare of every American, but the poor, elderly, and children will suffer the most, according to a new White House science report released Thursday.

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Calif Condors' Animal Instinct Takes Over In Fire

Posted: 07/18/2008 - As wildfire whipped toward a remote sanctuary of the endangered California condor last month, the rare birds got their biggest test in survival after years of pampering by biologists: They had to live completely on their own.

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Mexico Says US Soldiers' Remains Found

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Mexican archaeologists have found the remains of what appear to be four U.S. soldiers who died in 1846 during the Mexican-American war.

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Veterinarian Saves Shark That Swallowed Hook

Posted: 07/18/2008 - A veterinarian in Australia plunged his arm up to his shoulder into the throat of a rare shark to save the animal after it swallowed a grappling hook.

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Smithsonian Dishes The Dirt On, Well, Dirt

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Dishing the dirt has a long history in Washington, but the Smithsonian Institution is taking it to new depths. The National Museum of Natural History opens a new exhibit on Saturday - "Dig It" - exploring the mysterious and complex world of soil.

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National Park In Alaska Tests Hybrid Bus

Posted: 07/18/2008 - For years, visitors wanting to see Denali National Park's grizzly bears, moose, sheep and caribou have had to ride school buses that polluted the air and spoiled the tranquility with their noisy, carbon dioxide-spewing diesel engines.

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Should We Move Species To Save Them?

Posted: 07/18/2008 - With climate change increasingly threatening the survival of plants and animals, scientists say it may become necessary to move some species to save them.

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Hurricane Elida Weakens Off Mexico

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Hurricane Elida weakened to a Category 1 storm off Mexico on Thursday, while Tropical Storm Fausto continued to gain strength.

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Bush Surveys Record-Breaking California Wildfires

Posted: 07/18/2008 - President Bush offered federal help and encouragement Thursday to some of the 25,000 firefighters working under a blazing sun to contain wildfires that make up the single largest fire event ever recorded in California.

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Tiny Bug Threatens California Citrus Industry

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Border agents have stepped up searches and hundreds of traps have been placed on the California-Mexico line in an aggressive campaign to stop a tiny bug from bringing in a disease farmers say could wipe out the $1.3 billion citrus industry here.

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Tropical Storm Floods Southern Taiwan

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Tropical storm Kalmaegi lashed southern Taiwan with torrential rains Friday, triggering flash floods and landslides.

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Program Offsets Cost of Storm Shelters

Updated: 07/17/2008 - Storm shelters are being installed across Mississippi as a part of MEMA's "A Safe Place To Go" program. About 100 of those shelters have been or will be placed in Lauderdale County.

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Air Quality Outlook

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Here is the national Air Quality Outlook for Thursday-Friday.

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The Nation's Weather

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Here is Thursday morning's national weather overview.

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