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Bermuda issues tropical storm warning

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Bermuda is preparing for heavy rains and wind this weekend as Hurricane Bertha churned slowly across the Atlantic.

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Crews 'turn the corner' against 1 Calif. wildfire

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Firefighters "turned the corner" Saturday on a wildfire that destroyed part of a town in the Sierra Nevada foothills, one of the hundreds of blazes that continue to char huge swaths of California.

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Midday Saturday Tropical Storm Elida Advisory

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Here is the 10 am CDT Saturday Tropical Storm Elida advisory from the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Storm Elida is in the eastern Pacific Ocean and is not likely to affect the United States.

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Hurricane Bertha Stalls 220 Miles Off Bermuda

Updated: 07/12/2008 - Hurricane Bertha was nearly stationary off Bermuda on Saturday but is still likely to create tropical storm conditions as it heads east of the Atlantic island, forecasters said.

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Eastern Pacific Fishing Nations Fail to Conserve Tuna

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Rodney McInnis, Southwest Administrator of NOAA’s Fisheries Service and U.S. Commissioner to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), today expressed disappointment that a few countries blocked the Commission’s plan to conserve depleted tuna stocks.

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NOAA Takes First Broad Look at Soot from Ships

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Tugboats puff out more soot for the amount of fuel used than other commercial vessels, and large cargo ships emit more than twice as much soot as previously estimated, according to the first extensive study of commercial vessel soot emissions.

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NOAA Joins with International Commission to Restore Muskegon Lake

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Representatives from NOAA and the U.S.-Canadian Great Lakes Commission joined Michigan’s Lt. Gov. John Cherry today on the banks of Muskegon Lake to launch a new partnership to restore fish and wildlife habitat in the Great Lakes Region.

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NOAA’s Fisheries Service Issues Biological Opinion to Protect Willamette Basin Salmon and Steelhead

Posted: 07/12/2008 - NOAA’s Fisheries Service has issued guidelines and timetables for the three federal agencies involved in the management of 13 dams in northwestern Oregon’s Willamette River Basin that will allow the dams to be operated and maintained without threatening the continued existence of winter steelhead and chinook salmon, or harming their critical habitat.

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