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China Pulls Troops From Quake Zone

Posted: 07/22/2008 - China on Monday began withdrawing the first batch of 40,000 troops from three provinces hit by the massive May 12 earthquake, as authorities shift their focus away from rescue and toward reconstruction work.

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Lonely Galapagos Tortoise May Sire Young

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Lonesome George, the long-living Galapagos Islands giant tortoise thought to be the last of his kind, might soon be a father.

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Cotton Farmers In Southeast Face A Foe In Pigweed

Posted: 07/22/2008 - It's only a few months into the cotton growing season, but already the budding rows of cotton are dwarfed by towering weeds that starve them of sunlight, nutrients and water.

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Park Service Agrees To Keep Yellowstone Pass Open

Posted: 07/22/2008 - The National Park Service has formally approved an agreement it reached with Wyoming and other parties to use explosives to keep a mountain pass open to guided snowmobile access on the eastern side of Yellowstone National Park.

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Texas, Mexico Prepare For Tropical Storm Dolly

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Texas mobilized National Guard troops and residents along the Gulf Coast near the Mexican border were buying plywood, flashlights and other supplies as Tropical Storm Dolly - expected by forecasters to strengthen into a hurricane this week - headed their way.

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Mold Found In FEMA Mobile Homes In Indiana, Iowa

Posted: 07/22/2008 - The discovery of mold in federally provided mobile homes sheltering Indiana and Iowa flood victims has prompted new anger and frustrations for those who have lost their houses.

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Only 33 Wildfires Still Burning In California

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Cool, moist weather and steady attacks by firefighters have brought the number of wildfires still burning in Northern California dramatically down.

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Storm Hits Iowa With 100 mph Winds

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Thunderstorms battered Iowa with winds as high as 100 mph early Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and blacking out more than 200,000 homes and businesses across much of the state.

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Texas, Mexico Prepare For Tropical Storm Dolly

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Residents along the Texas-Mexico border kept a watchful eye on Tropical Storm Dolly on Monday, stocking up on plywood, generators and flashlights as forecasters predicted the storm would strengthen into a hurricane later this week and make landfall.

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Pacific Tropical Storm Genevieve Forms

Posted: 07/21/2008 - The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Genevieve has formed off Mexico's Pacific coast. Forecasters say the storm is not expected to threaten land.

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Dry Conditions Cause Concerns

Updated: 07/22/2008 - Although Mississippi isn't officially in a drought, the dry conditions that have been so persistent across the area have the potential to lead to an enhanced threat for wildfires.

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Monday River Stages

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Here are Monday morning's river stages.

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