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Mayor: New Orleans Reinventing Itself

Posted: 05/29/2008 - Historic New Orleans is reinventing itself as it recovers from Hurricane Katrina, with efforts under way to help make this a safer, more vibrant city, Mayor Ray Nagin said in his annual State of the City address.

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2008 Could Set Records for Tornado Deaths

Posted: 05/29/2008 - Death toll from tornadoes in 2008 is already 110; average is 62 for a whole year. 2008 fatalities already highest in a decade, with the year less than half over. Numbers of tornadoes also above average in early months of this year. Deadliest year since organized records began is 1953, with 519 deaths.

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City Dwellers Produce Less Carbon, Report Suggests

Posted: 05/29/2008 - Study looked at largest 100 metro areas where two-thirds of people in U.S. live. Smallest carbon footprint was in cities in West, New England. Cities in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana dominated bottom tier of high carbon emitters. About 6.6 billion tons of carbon dioxide are released into the air annually in the U.S.

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Robots Could Soon Rove Antarctica

Posted: 05/29/2008 - Georgia Tech think SnoMotes could add to satellites, sensors in getting data. Researchers hope the robots will ultimately cost around $10,000. Robots envisioned to document changing conditions in world's most remote places.

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21 die in Mongolia snowstorms

Posted: 05/28/2008 - The emergency authority says telephone poles and communication lines were also snapped.

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Governor: Parkersburg, IA Scene "Overwhelming"

Posted: 05/26/2008 - Half of the small town of Parkersburg, IA is in ruins or heavily damaged in the wake of a Sunday tornado. Six people died in Iowa. A seventh victim, a 2-year old, died in violent weather near St. Paul, MN.

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