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Waterlogged Levee Under Pressure From Mississippi

Posted: 06/24/2008 - The weakest spot left along the swollen Mississippi River may be the Pin Oak levee, a barrier so tenuous that soil slides down its slope, and emergency officials have focused on the levee to try to prevent another levee breach.

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Hurricane Center Says Improving Forecasts Costly

Posted: 06/24/2008 - The National Hurricane Center's director says it could take tens of millions of dollars for research and up to 10 years if officials want to substantially reduce errors in forecasting the intensity of hurricanes.

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US Plans Storm Warning System For East Africa

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Cell phone users in East Africa will be able to receive warnings when a storm is brewing thanks to a low-cost alert system U.S. scientists are hoping to set up in the next few years.

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Can Car Fuel Be Made From Algae?

Posted: 06/24/2008 - While the price at the pump continues to increase, a company in California may have found an alternative way to make oil with algae.

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Midwest Flood Waters Rise And Fall

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Flood waters continue to rise in some areas along the Mississippi River, while other areas have seen the river crest and begin falling.

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North Georgia Feels Weak Earthquake

Posted: 06/24/2008 - A weak earthquake was recorded Monday evening in north Georgia. No damage was reported, and only minor shaking was reported.

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Scholars Set Date For Odysseus' Bloody Homecoming

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Using clues from star and sun positions mentioned by the ancient Greek poet Homer, scholars think they have determined the date when King Odysseus returned from the Trojan War and slaughtered a group of suitors who had been pressing his wife to marry one of them.

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Flood Victims Say FEMA Is Doing A Heckuva Job

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Nearly three years after Hurricane Katrina turned FEMA into a punchline, many homeowners, politicians and community leaders in the flood-stricken Midwest say that so far, the agency is doing a heckuva job.

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Lack Of Sunshine Vitamin May Cloud Survival Odds

Posted: 06/24/2008 - New research linking low vitamin D levels with deaths from heart disease and other causes bolsters mounting evidence about the "sunshine" vitamin's role in good health.

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China Plans Mount Everest Cleanup In 2009

Posted: 06/24/2008 - With the debris of more than 50 years of climbing - oxygen canisters, tents, backpacks and even some bodies - Mount Everest has been called the world's highest garbage dump.

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NASA Estimates 3,000 To 4,000 Shuttle Job Losses

Posted: 06/24/2008 - NASA told a Senate panel on Monday that it anticipates losing 3,000 to 4,000 jobs at its launching site once the space shuttles stop flying in two more years.

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