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UN chief to G8: climate change, food crisis linked

Updated: 07/07/2008 - Food security and soaring oil prices are likely to overtake climate change in the priorities of the G-8 meeting starting Monday, though global warming was the theme set by the host, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda.

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G-8 climate scorecard shows US in last

Updated: 07/07/2008 - Director of the World Wildlife Fund Climate Change Program in Germany, told reporters in the German capital that G-8 leaders should commit to reducing emissions in their countries 40 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050.

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Nature's Fireworks Possible Tonight

Posted: 07/04/2008 - Thunderstorms may develop in North Central Kansas late this evening, then spread across the remainder of the area after midnight

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The Nation's Weather

Posted: 07/04/2008 - A wet Independence Day was forecast for much of the nation, with showers and thunderstorms projected for the Pacific Northwest, the mid-Atlantic, the Ohio Valley and the Southeast. Clear skies were expected over the northern Plains, the Great Lakes and the Southwest.

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Tropical Storm Douglas Weakens

Posted: 07/04/2008 - Tropical Storm Douglas weakened to a depression off Mexico's coast on Thursday and was forecast to die at sea.

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Dramatic Volcanism Forged Mercury's Surface

Posted: 07/04/2008 - Volcanic activity has played a central role in forging the surface of Mercury, scientists said on Thursday based on data collected by a NASA spacecraft that zoomed past the closest planet to the sun in January.

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Volcanoes on Mercury Solve 30-year Mystery

Posted: 07/04/2008 - A NASA spacecraft's first flyby of Mercury has yielded a wealth of information about the inner-most planet, some of which confirms volcanism occurred there, settling a longstanding debate.

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USGS News: July Science Picks

Posted: 07/03/2008 - In this edition of Science Picks, learn about an upcoming Canoe Journey to study water resources in the Salish Sea, a new USGS partnership to develop a volcano early warning system in Chile, how California sea otter populations are recovering at a slow rate and what the odds are of a 500-year flood in the Midwest. Discover what makes an old geyser faithful, a recent finding that may help explain the solar system?s formation and new research on the sage-grouse's chances for survival. As Independence Day approaches, many will ask what makes the colors in fireworks so vivid. Learn the answer to this and much more!

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Rainfall Totals

Updated: 07/03/2008 - Rainfall amounts from storms Wednesday night.

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That's Hot: Heat Wave Temps to Soar

Posted: 07/03/2008 - Nearly 15,000 people died in France during the heat wave that struck in 2003. Computer models show temperatures rising twice as fast as they once did. By mid-century, southern France's extreme heat waves should be around 111 F.

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G-8 Climate Scorecard Shows US in Last

Posted: 07/03/2008 - The U.S. has done the least among the world's eight largest economies to address global warming, a study released Thursday found.

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Tropical Storm Douglas Forms Off Mexico

Posted: 07/03/2008 - Tropical Storm Douglas formed off Mexico's west coast on Wednesday and as with two other recent storms this eastern Pacific season, it was not expected to hit land.

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