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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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NOAA Begins Tracer Experiment at South Central Outfall, Delray Beach

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Scientists from NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami will conduct an experiment through Sunday that temporarily will color the water red along coastal waters off southeast Florida to investigate the plume emerging from the South Central Regional Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Plant ocean outfall.

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Summer Storms Could Mean More Dead Zones

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Summer storms sweep fertilizers into the rivers and streams and carry them to the shoreline. Once the plumes of storm and river runoff reach the coast, the nutrients in fertilizers can feed tiny ocean plants, called phytoplankton, which can bloom and create "dead zones," or oxygen-deficient areas.

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I Feel the Earth Move: Scientists Try to Predict Earthquakes

Updated: 07/12/2008 - In the sparsely-populated land along the San Andreas fault in California, researchers have been trying to see if they can find the holy grail of seismology -- the ability to predict an earthquake before it does any harm.

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Clinton Chides Bush Greenhouse Plan, Pushes '08 Candidates for More

Posted: 07/12/2008 - In the face of ever increasing fuel prices, exploding utility bills and fewer jobs, Americans are fully aware that going green is good not just for the environment but for the economy as well, former President Bill Clinton told ABC News

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Hurricane Bertha heads toward Bermuda

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Hurricane Bertha was spinning over open water and headed toward Bermuda, but tourists didn't expect it to wreck their weekend on the idyllic Atlantic island.

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Dangerous spacewalk successfully completed

Posted: 07/12/2008 - In a daring spacewalk, two space station astronauts cut into the insulation of their descent capsule Thursday and removed an explosive bolt that could have blown off their hands with firecracker force.

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Shark sighting at 'Jaws' site a hoax, police say

Posted: 07/12/2008 - A 60-year-old man was charged Friday with disorderly conduct for allegedly lying about seeing two great white sharks off a Martha Vineyard's beach, authorities said.

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Drought threatens Iraq's crops, water supply

Posted: 07/12/2008 - It's been a year of drought and sand storms across Iraq — a dry spell that has devastated the country's crucial wheat crop and created new worries about the safety of drinking water.

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