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Gorilla That Once Attacked Handler Dies

Posted: 08/15/2008 - A gorilla named Hercules who once bit a keeper at the Dallas Zoo but remained popular among visitors has died at the grand old age of 43.

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Protests In Peru A Year After Major Quake

Posted: 08/15/2008 - Residents of Peru's southern coast took to the streets Friday to protest the government's response to an magnitude-8.0 earthquake a year ago that left tens of thousands homeless.

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Tropical Storm Iselle: Advisory #9

Posted: 08/15/2008 - Here is the Friday midmorning advisory on Tropical Storm Iselle from the National Hurricane Center.

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Experts: Reliance on Russia Makes NASA Weak

Posted: 08/15/2008 - Experts are growing increasingly concerned that the United States will have to rely entirely upon Russia to take astronauts to and from the international space station for at least five years.

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Friday Lakes and Rivers

Posted: 08/15/2008 - Here are Friday morning's lake levels and river stages.

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Air Quality Outlook

Posted: 08/15/2008 - Here is the national Air Quality Outlook for Friday and Saturday.

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Rains Slow Work On Miss. Corn Harvest

Posted: 08/15/2008 - Recent rains have helped the Mississippi Delta's soybean and cotton crops, but those rains have also slowed the corn harvesting.

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Despite Recent Rainfall, Drought Remains In AL

Posted: 08/15/2008 - Despite beneficial rainfall this week across much of the state, the U.S. Drought Monitor Survey released Thursday shows parts of Alabama slipping deeper into drought.

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Ocean Dead Zones Become Worldwide Problem

Posted: 08/15/2008 - Like a chronic disease spreading through the body, "dead zones" with too little oxygen for life are expanding in the world's oceans.

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Farmers Get Money For Capturing Carbon

Posted: 08/15/2008 - North Dakota Farmers Union President Robert Carlson said 990 farmers and ranchers in the state got about $2.6 million last month for using no-till and other practices to capture carbon dioxide, which is widely blamed for global warming.

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Scientists Say Oil Exploration Threatens Amazon

Posted: 08/15/2008 - Oil exploration in the Amazon rain forest represents the latest, perhaps greatest, threat to preserving what remains of the world's largest remaining tropical wilderness, scientists said Wednesday.

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