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More Storms Saturday

Posted: 05/09/2008 - More storms on Saturday, but improving weather for Mother's Day.

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Rainfall Amounts

Updated: 05/09/2008 - Rainfall totals since Thursday.

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Friday Weatherschool Question

Posted: 05/09/2008 - To date, the number of hurricanes hitting the U.S. with winds higher than 155 MPH totals:

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Lawmakers Finish Farm Bill as White House Repeats Opposition

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Married couples with joint incomes of up to $1.5 million from their farm operation could still qualify for crop subsidies under a five-year, $300 billion farm bill compromise that would boost the Agriculture Department's food and farm programs.

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Northwest Cherry Harvest Down with the Temps

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Fresh cherry pie on the Fourth of July? Maybe not on the East Coast this year, and consumers can blame freezing spring temperatures in the Northwest.

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Corn Futures Approach Record on Oil's Rise, Weather Concerns

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Corn futures surged near a record high Tuesday after crude oil spiked above $122 a barrel and forecasts for more rain in the U.S. corn belt threatened to put farmers further behind in their planting schedule.

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Reported Twister Tears Through Central North Carolina

Posted: 05/09/2008 - One person killed, three others injured after reported tornado hits North Carolina. Strong winds overturn cars, damage homes in central part of state. Witnesses report seeing funnel cloud in Colfax, North Carolina. Severe storms make way across Southeast, causing damage.

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Agreement Preserves 240,000 Acres in Calif.

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Agreement preserves 240,000 acres of wilderness on California's Tejon Ranch. Tejon Ranch, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles, is critical habitat for condors. The wilderness is nearly eight times the size of San Franciso. The preserved land represents nearly 90 percent of disputed tract.

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Malaria, diarrhea reported after storm hits Myanmar

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Health experts are scrambling to prevent widespread illness after reports of malaria outbreaks and diarrhea surfaced in areas of Myanmar hardest hit by a cyclone, U.N. health officials said Thursday.

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New Mexico Fire Beaten Back, But 59 Homes Burned

Posted: 05/08/2008 - isolated thunderstorms and wind gusting up to 20 mph came into the area later in the day, but "that didn't affect us at all," fire information officer Linda Kearns said.

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New idea in mortuary science: Dissolving bodies with lye

Posted: 05/08/2008 - The process is called alkaline hydrolysis and was developed in this country 16 years ago to get rid of animal carcasses. It uses lye, 300-degree heat and 60 pounds of pressure per square inch to destroy bodies in big stainless-steel cylinders that are similar to pressure cookers.

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Reservoir larger than Manhattan planned to help Everglades

Posted: 05/08/2008 - The earth-moving equipment and high explosives are laying the foundation for a mammoth construction project: a reservoir bigger than Manhattan designed to revive the ecosystem of the once-famed River of Grass.

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Agencies issue plan to run Columbia dams, preserve salmon

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Once an expected challenge is filed, it will be up to U.S. District Judge James Redden to decide whether the plans - known as biological opinions - meet the demands of the Endangered Species Act to put salmon on the road to recovery.

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Scientists: Warming may greatest threat to tropical species

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Tropical species are accustomed to living in a small temperature range and thus may be unable to cope with changes of even a few degrees, according to an analysis in Tuesday's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Chile forces residents to leave region of volcano eruption

Posted: 05/08/2008 - The week-old eruption at the Chaiten volcano has scattered ash across a wide swath of South America, forced regional airports to close and drove more than 7,000 people from their homes. Volcanologist Luis Lara warned it could grow worse.

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Australia's Koalas at risk from climate change

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Koalas are threatened by the rising level of carbon dioxide pollution in the atmosphere because it saps nutrients from the eucalyptus leaves they feed on, a researcher said Wednesday.

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