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1 killed in Calif. fires; more Guard troops coming

Posted: 07/11/2008 - One person was found dead inside a burned-out house Friday after a wind-fueled wildfire swept through a rural community in the Sierra Nevada foothills, a rare human casualty among the hundreds of blazes that have tormented the state for weeks.

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Calmer weather slows fires in Calif., Wash.

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Firefighters battling a raging wildfire in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California caught a break early Friday when strong winds they expected did not immediately materialize, while residents in Washington state's Spokane Valley fled a fire that destroyed eight houses.

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Court overturns Bush air pollution rule

Posted: 07/11/2008 - A federal appeals court has struck down an environmental rule that the Bush administration championed as crucial in protecting public health.

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Changes at the MS Forestry Commission

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Agency-wide changes took effect on July first when the Mississippi Forestry Commission implemented changes in a reorganization of the agency.

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The Nation's Weather

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Here if Friday morning's national weather summary.

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Australia's decade-long drought likely to worsen

Posted: 07/11/2008 - A decade-long drought in Australia’s most important crop-growing region is worsening and there is little hope for relief from either saving rains or a new government conservation plan, officials said Thursday.

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Water Found on the Moon

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Though the moon has many seas, scientists thought it was dry. They were wrong.

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EPA: Smog could get worse with global warming

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Global warming could worsen smog and stretch what typically is a summer pollution problem into the spring and fall, government scientists predicted Thursday.

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UN raises Myanmar cyclone plea

Posted: 07/11/2008 - The U.N. aid chief called on world governments Thursday to donate $300 million more to help Myanmar to recover from the effects of a cyclone that devastated parts of the Asian nation in May.

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5.2-magnitude quake rattles Pakistan

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Pakistani official says a moderate earthquake has jolted the country's capital and some northwestern cities but there are no reports of injuries or damage.

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