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Summer Storms Could Mean More Dead Zones

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Summer storms sweep fertilizers into the rivers and streams and carry them to the shoreline. Once the plumes of storm and river runoff reach the coast, the nutrients in fertilizers can feed tiny ocean plants, called phytoplankton, which can bloom and create "dead zones," or oxygen-deficient areas.

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I Feel the Earth Move: Scientists Try to Predict Earthquakes

Updated: 07/12/2008 - In the sparsely-populated land along the San Andreas fault in California, researchers have been trying to see if they can find the holy grail of seismology -- the ability to predict an earthquake before it does any harm.

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Clinton Chides Bush Greenhouse Plan, Pushes '08 Candidates for More

Posted: 07/12/2008 - In the face of ever increasing fuel prices, exploding utility bills and fewer jobs, Americans are fully aware that going green is good not just for the environment but for the economy as well, former President Bill Clinton told ABC News

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Hurricane Bertha heads toward Bermuda

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Hurricane Bertha was spinning over open water and headed toward Bermuda, but tourists didn't expect it to wreck their weekend on the idyllic Atlantic island.

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Dangerous spacewalk successfully completed

Posted: 07/12/2008 - In a daring spacewalk, two space station astronauts cut into the insulation of their descent capsule Thursday and removed an explosive bolt that could have blown off their hands with firecracker force.

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Shark sighting at 'Jaws' site a hoax, police say

Posted: 07/12/2008 - A 60-year-old man was charged Friday with disorderly conduct for allegedly lying about seeing two great white sharks off a Martha Vineyard's beach, authorities said.

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Drought threatens Iraq's crops, water supply

Posted: 07/12/2008 - It's been a year of drought and sand storms across Iraq — a dry spell that has devastated the country's crucial wheat crop and created new worries about the safety of drinking water.

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US judge blocks gas drilling in Michigan forest

Posted: 07/12/2008 - A federal judge has overturned a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow oil and gas drilling near a forest and a river in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

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White House rejects regulating greenhouse gases

Posted: 07/12/2008 - The Bush administration, dismissing the recommendations of its top experts, rejected regulating the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming Friday, saying it would cripple the U.S. economy.

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Report: 2nd Oldest U.S. Wildlife Refuge in Jeopardy

Updated: 07/12/2008 - The nation's second oldest national wildlife refuge, a chain of barrier islands southeast of New Orleans, is in danger of being lost unless the islands are restored, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday.

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Overseas crews coming to battle Calif. wildfires

Posted: 07/12/2008 - As hundreds of blazes continue to char California, additional National Guard troops and overseas crews are being called in to assist exhausted firefighters, and President Bush has scheduled a visit to the state.

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Pope worried about climate change

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday he wants to wake up consciences on climate change during his pilgrimage in Australia.

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