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Kansas Seeks Federal Help for Drought, Storms

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Governor Sebelius asks FEMA to declare 49 counties disaster areas because of the storms that hit the region in May and June, including the tornadoes that struck Manhattan and Chapman, also asks the Ag Dept. to declare six SW counties disasters because of severe drought conditions.

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Beijing: Cars Come Off Roads for Olympics

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Effort to clean Beijing's air ahead of the Olympics by removing cars begins. Skies remained smoggy and traffic was bumper-to-bumper in rush hour. Another law will allow vehicles on the road only on odd or even days.

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'Green' Casinos Conserve Energy, Profits

Posted: 06/26/2008 - With skylights and other features, Turtle Creek in Michigan bills itself a "green" casino. The resort has its own water treatment system that purifies 90,000 gallons daily. A growing number of casino operators are interested in environmental stewardship. The trend is reaching even casinos in extravagant Las Vegas.

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