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Bigger Fires Bring Calif. To The Brink

Posted: 08/14/2008 - Faced with hundreds of big, hard-to-control blazes, California is struggling with what could be its most expensive firefighting season ever, burning through $285 million in the last six weeks alone and up to $13 million a day.

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Fake Coyotes Fooling The Motorists

Posted: 08/14/2008 - Phony coyotes set up to discourage ducks and geese from gobbling up seeds and fresh shoots from wetlands plants didn't fool the fowl, but humans were another matter.

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The Nation's Weather

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Here is Wednesday morning's national weather summary.

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Wed AM Tropical Weather Outlook

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Here is the Wednesday morning Tropical Weather Outlook from the National Hurricane Center.

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Tornado Watch For North Florida

Posted: 08/13/2008 - A Tornado Watch has been issued for much of North Florida, Southeast Alabama, and Southwest Georgia.

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Air Quality Outlook

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Here is the national Air Quality outlook for Wednesday and Thursday.

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Yellowstone National Park Recovers From 1988 Fires

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Twenty years ago this summer, a series of wildfires burned 36 percent of America's first national park, scorching huge swaths of pristine forest and killing scores of wild animals.

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Spotted Owl Habitat Slashed As Population Declines

Posted: 08/13/2008 - The Bush administration has decided the northern spotted owl can get by with less old growth forest habitat as it struggles to make its way off the threatened species list.

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Erie Zoo's Tiger A Shy Guy

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Officials at the Erie Zoo say one of their new Amur tigers is too shy to explore a new $500,000 exhibit.

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Quake Shakes Sea Floor Near Vanuatu

Posted: 08/13/2008 - A strong earthquake has struck near the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, but there were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

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Third Aleutian Volcano Erupts Explosively

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Kasatochi Volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands erupted explosively Aug. 7, sending an ash plume more than 35,000 feet into the air and forcing two biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to evacuate the island.

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NOAA Increases Hurricane Season Forecast

Posted: 08/12/2008 - In the August update to the Atlantic hurricane season outlook, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has increased the likelihood of an above-normal hurricane season and has raised the total number of named storms and hurricanes that may form.

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