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Divers Struggle with Bodies in Philippine Ferry

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Divers having difficulty removing bodies from a capsized ferry were forced to use heavy weights to help pull the dead out of the upside-down vessel, Philippine officials said Thursday.

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Firefighters Battle Hundreds of Blazes in California

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Fire crews from Nevada and Oregon have arrived to help California firefighters battle hundreds of blazes that have darkened skies over the San Francisco Bay area and Central Valley.

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U.S. Crop Damage from Weather Tops $8 Billion

Posted: 06/25/2008 - The largest farm group in the United States said on Wednesday that weather-related damage to the country's crops, including recent floods in the Midwest, has topped $8 billion so far this year.

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Report: Climate Change Linked to National Security

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Global warming is likely to increase illegal immigration, create humanitarian disasters and destabilize precarious governments in political hot spots, all of which could affect U.S. national security, according to an assessment by U.S. intelligence agencies.

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24hr Rainfall Totals

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Rainfall amounts from Tuesday night storms.

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Warmer Today with Stray Storms

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Isolated thunderstorms across portions of Eastern Kansas are expected to give way to mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower 90s this afternoon.

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Tropical Storm Hits China's SE Coast

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Tropical storm Fengshen lashed southern China on Wednesday with heavy rains and strong winds, bringing new misery to a region already struggling to recover from this month's deadly floods.

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Divers Retrieve Bodies from Philippine Ferry

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Bodies in life jackets washed up on islands and drifted at sea Wednesday as divers resumed the grim work of exploring the inside of a Philippine ferry that capsized during a powerful typhoon.

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NOAA Selects IT Contractor for Comprehensive Environmental Data Storage System

Posted: 06/24/2008 - NOAA has announced that Diversified Global Partners Joint Venture, LLC has been selected for a contract award to provide information technology (IT) services for the planning, development and maintenance of the Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS), an online clearinghouse for past, present and future environmental data.

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NOAA Seeks Comments on Measures to Protect Marine Mammals

Posted: 06/24/2008 - NOAA’s Fisheries Service is seeking comments now through July 23 on its proposed authorization for Navy training exercises around the main Hawaiian Islands. The NOAA proposal includes protective measures designed to minimize impacts on marine mammals.

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Insurance Not Required, FEMA Told Flooded Town

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Nearly all homes, businesses in Gufport, Illinois, were destroyed by floodwaters. FEMA didn't require flood insurance since levee rated to withstand a 100-year flood. Only 28 of the town's 200 residents has flood insurance; many can't afford to rebuild. Risk assessment was accurate and flood dangers being reevaluated, FEMA says.

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