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Strict Building Codes Credited After Calif. Quake

Posted: 07/31/2008 - The latest in plywood-reinforced walls, tied-down foundations, strengthened concrete and stronger welds - if an earthquake had to hit somewhere in densely populated Southern California, this relatively new suburb of 80,000 people was about the best place possible.

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Groups Seek Limits On Mississippi, Gulf Pollution

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Environmental groups in nine states have petitioned the federal government to set and enforce pollution standards in the Mississippi River basin and the Gulf of Mexico.

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The Nation's Weather

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Here is Thursday morning's national weather summary.

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NASA Says Liquid Confirmed On Saturn's Moon Titan

Posted: 07/31/2008 - At least one of many large, lake-like features on Saturn's moon Titan studied by the international Cassini spacecraft contains liquid hydrocarbons, making it the only body in the solar system besides Earth known to have liquid on its surface, NASA said Wednesday.

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Total Eclipse Draws Crowds To Siberia

Posted: 07/31/2008 - A rare total solar eclipse will pass just west of Russia's third-largest city Friday, but crowds of tourists in Novosibirsk to witness the event may find their view of the event obscured by clouds and rain.

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Astronaut Technology Could Prevent Elderly Falls

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Scientists working to help astronauts regain balance after extended flights in zero gravity say they've found a way to use the research to help elderly people avoid catastrophic falls.

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Scientists Recreate Hidden Van Gogh Portrait

Posted: 07/30/2008 - A team of European scientists unveiled on Wednesday a new method for extracting images hidden under old masters' paintings, recreating a color portrait of a woman's face unseen since Vincent van Gogh painted over it in 1887.

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Penguins Wash Up Closer To Equator In Brazil

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Penguins from frigid waters near the bottom of the world are washing up closer to the equator than ever before, Brazilian wildlife authorities said Wednesday.

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Expert: L.A.'s Quake A 'Small Sample' Of One To Come

Posted: 07/30/2008 - The magnitude 5.4 earthquake in Southern California on Tuesday caused no serious damage or injuries, but experts say it's a reminder that the "Big One" could happen at any time.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Here is Wednesday morning's Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service in Jackson.

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Air Quality Outlook

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Here is the national air quality outlook for Wednesday and Thursday.

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