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`Academic Freedom' Issue On BESE Panel Agenda

Posted: 06/17/2008 - The topic of academic freedom and what teachers can teach about scientific topics is on the agenda for a committee of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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NOAA: New Orleans At Risk From Cat. 2 Hurricane

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Despite a massive effort to repair and upgrade flood defenses since Hurricane Katrina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says storm surge could pour over levees in New Orleans if a strong Category 2 or higher hurricane strikes the city.

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BLM Announces `major' Dinosaur Find In Utah

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Toyota is struggling to keep up with booming demand for its hybrid vehicles because it can't make enough of the batteries that are key parts in the hit "green" cars.

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Panda Habitat Damaged By China Quake

Posted: 06/17/2008 - At least 80 percent of the habitat for giant pandas in China's earthquake-hit province was destroyed or damaged.

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China: Floods Kill 63 This Month

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Soldiers scrambled to shore up soggy levies with sandbags Tuesday in southern China as forecasters warned that more heavy rain in the central region could trigger flooding on the country's second-longest river.

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Weather, Costs Could Cause Record Texas Ag Losses

Posted: 06/17/2008 - In the past month, the world's largest contiguous cotton patch has endured blast furnace-like conditions as unseasonably high temperatures and strong winds have sucked moisture from soil and whipped plants with blowing sand.

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Tuesday River Stages

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Here are the river stages available Tuesday morning.

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Group Seeks Emergency Protection For 32 Species

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Environmentalists are seeking emergency protection for nearly three dozens rare plants, animals and insects under the Endangered Species Act, saying all are at risk due to habitat destruction and other threats.

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Astronomers Find 'Super Earths' Circling A Star

Posted: 06/16/2008 - European astronomers have found a trio of "super-Earths" closely circling a star that astronomers once figured had nothing orbiting it, demonstrating that planets keep popping up in unexpected places.

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Scientists Reverse Vasectomy On Endangered Horse

Updated: 06/16/2008 - Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo revealed Monday that they have reversed a vasectomy on an endangered horse to allow it to reproduce naturally.

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American Red Cross: Disaster Funds Are Depleted

Posted: 06/16/2008 - The American Red Cross said on Monday that its Disaster Relief Fund is wiped out and it's being forced to borrow money to help flood victims throughout the Midwest.

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Feds: 26 Levees Could Overflow If Sandbags Fail

Posted: 06/16/2008 - The federal government predicts that 26 levees could potentially overflow along the Mississippi River if the weather forecast is on the mark and a massive sandbagging effort fails to raise the level of the levees.

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Flood Victims Worry: What's In The Water?

Posted: 06/16/2008 - The floodwaters that deluged much of Iowa have done more than knock out drinking water and destroy homes. They have also spread a noxious brew of sewage, farm chemicals and fuel that could sicken anyone who wades in.

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