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Statistics: People Cause Most Wildfires

Updated: 07/10/2008 - More than 630,000 acres of land were burning in the U.S. as of Wednesday morning. Some were sparked by lightning, but the number one cause might surprise you.

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Hurricane Bertha Advisory

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Here is the latest Hurricane Bertha advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

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The Nation's Weather

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Here is the Wednesday morning national weather summary.

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G-8 tries to be inclusive, but wary of expansion

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Despite its name, this year's Group of Eight summit had a cast of more than two dozen - and leaders said they will keep inviting heads of state from all over the world to give a global spin to its annual meetings.

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Bush Hails G-8 summit's work on climate change

Posted: 07/09/2008 - President Bush on Wednesday hailed the move by G-8 leaders to coalesce behind a broad climate-change strategy, saying in a valedictory to summitry that "significant progress" has been made on global warming.

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Developing economies don't back G-8 climate goal

Posted: 07/09/2008 - A joint gathering of major developed and developing nations on Wednesday agreed that climate change was "one of the great global challenges of our time" and pledged to back a United Nations effort to conclude new climate pact by 2009.

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Fringe autism treatment could get federal study

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine.

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Polar bear harassment by oil companies challenged

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Two conservation groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the Bush administration's decision to let oil companies unintentionally harass or harm polar bears and walruses off the northwestern Alaska coast.

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Wolverine advocates give notice of intent to sue

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Nine environmental groups said Tuesday they plan to sue the federal government if wolverines aren't granted protection under the Endangered Species Act within 60 days.

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ND tornado victims get lots of volunteer help

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Scores of volunteers Tuesday helped tornado-damaged communities in northern North Dakota clear away debris from a storm that destroyed six homes and seriously injured one man.

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Milwaukee museum unveils woolly mammoth skeleton

Posted: 07/09/2008 - A 14,500-year-old woolly mammoth skeleton dug up in 1994 has been unveiled at the Milwaukee Public Museum, giving locals a glimpse of perhaps the most intact specimen discovered in North America.

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Erratic winds prompt new evacuations in California

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Thousands of residents north of Sacramento have been told to flee after erratic winds blew embers across wildfire containment lines, the latest setback for already strained fire crews.

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