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La. Residents Near Levee Lose Fight To Keep Trees

Posted: 07/31/2008 - A federal judge sided with the government Thursday, denying a bid by several homeowners to block the Army Corps of Engineers from removing trees and fences from their properties.

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Beijing Pollution Better, More Measures Considered

Posted: 07/31/2008 - More factory closures and traffic restrictions could be in the works under an emergency plan to clean Beijing's noxious air for the Olympic Games, the government said Thursday.

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More Cities Move Aggressively To Stop Heat Deaths

Posted: 07/31/2008 - In recent years, deadly heat waves have killed dozens to hundreds of people at a time in various U.S. cities, often catching local officials unprepared. Climate scientists say more killer heat waves lie ahead with global warming, and city officials are taking note.

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Weather Break Helps Fight Fire Near Mont. Resort

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Fire crews were shoring up defenses around a Montana ski hill on Thursday, taking advantage of a lull in winds that had pushed a large wildfire to within a half-mile of the resort's summit.

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Cell Changes May Help Lou Gehrig's Research

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Using a new technique to reprogram cells, scientists are growing neurons from people with Lou Gehrig's disease, a possible first step in understanding how the deadly illness develops.

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Research Could Cut Cost Of Energy From Fuel Cells

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Less costly methods for producing oxygen from water have been developed by researchers in the U.S. and Australia, possibly setting the stage for more use of fuel cells to produce energy.

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British Museum Buys Medieval Astronomy Tool

Posted: 07/31/2008 - A rare astronomy tool that helped medieval scientists tell time will remain in Britain after the British Museum scrambled to come up with the money to buy it.

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Dolphin Calf Born At Aquarium In Baltimore

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Watching for the first breath seemed like forever, but after a normal, tail-first delivery, a healthy female dolphin was born at the National Aquarium in Baltimore - taking its first breath after only five seconds of life.

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Researchers May Have Found Cosmic Rosetta Stone

Posted: 07/31/2008 - The first cosmological object formed in the universe was a tiny protostar with a mass of about 1 percent of our sun, according to U.S. and Japanese researchers who spent years developing a complex computer simulation of what it was like after the Big Bang that formed the universe.

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