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Floods Could Reduce Corn Supplies and Raise Prices

Posted: 06/14/2008 - Floods that have inundated the Midwest could reduce world corn supplies and drive food prices higher at a time when Americans are already stretching their grocery budgets and people in poor countries have rioted over rising food costs.

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DOE Considers Selling Scrap from Uranium Sites

Posted: 06/14/2008 - The U.S. Department of Energy has revived a plan to salvage millions of dollars from radioactive scrap culled from old uranium enrichment operations in Tennessee and Kentucky.

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Scouts Had Nowhere To Go When Tornado Hit

Posted: 06/14/2008 - With a tornado barreling toward them, Boy Scouts at a western Iowa camp sought shelter in the one place they thought they were safest: a cinderblock building where they normally gathered to socialize.

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Mars Lander Probes First Microscope Sample

Posted: 06/14/2008 - The Phoenix lander sent back the most detailed view of the Martian soil to date, showing clumps of fine grains mixed with possible minerals.

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Strong Earthquake Kills 2 In Japan

Posted: 06/14/2008 - A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked a rural area of northern Japan on Saturday, killing at least two people, triggering landslides and reportedly knocking down a bridge.

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Alaska Village Threatened By Warming Gets Funding

Posted: 06/13/2008 - One of Alaska's most eroded villages is getting more than $3 million in state aid to help it relocate to higher ground as Alaska tries to cope with the effects of global warming.

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G-8 Finance Chiefs Talk Global Warming, Oil Prices

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Helping developing nations fight global warming and sharing views on towering oil and food prices were among the topics on hand at a Group of Eight finance ministers' meeting opening Friday.

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US Urges Support For Global Warming Fund

Posted: 06/13/2008 - U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson urged other Group of Eight industrialized nations Friday to back a special fund of up to $10 billion to help developing countries fight global warming.

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Astronauts To Review Shuttle's Systems For Landing

Posted: 06/13/2008 - On its expected last full day in orbit, the crew of space shuttle Discovery on Friday was set to check out its flight control systems and steering jets in preparation for landing the next day.

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Cedar Rapids Struggles To Endure Historic Flood

Posted: 06/13/2008 - The Cedar River poured over its banks Thursday, forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 homes, causing a railroad bridge to collapse and leaving cars underwater on downtown streets.

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Iowa Tornado An EF-3

Posted: 06/13/2008 - The National Weather Service damage survey turned up a rating of EF-3 for the tornado that slammed a Boy Scout camp.

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Friday River Stages

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Here are Friday morning's river stages.

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Tuesday Storm Update

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Officials from the National Weather Service investigated Tuesday's microburst damage near Monticello.

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