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Critics: Polar Bear Plan Must Fight Global Warming

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Conservation groups returned to court to challenge Bush administration efforts to help save the polar bear, saying federal officials' refusal to include steps against global warming violates the Endangered Species Act.

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Planning a Trip to the Sun

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Its heat powers the solar system. Its light makes life on Earth possible. Its gravitational pull keeps planets in orbit around it. The sun is, in every sense of the word, a superstar. But despite its familiarity, there is a lot we don't know about it.

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More Missing Cosmic Matter Found

Posted: 05/20/2008 - After an extensive search, astronomers say they have definitely found half of the universe's missing normal matter in the spaces between galaxies.

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Satellite Data to Help NOAA Track Global Sea Level

Posted: 05/20/2008 - At a press briefing today, Dr. Laury Miller, chief of NOAA’s Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry, said NOAA will use data from the Jason-2/Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) to extend a 15-year record from two earlier altimeter missions that currently show sea level is rising at a rate of 3.2 mm/year -- nearly twice as fast as the previous 100 years. “This rate, if it continues unchanged over the coming decades, will have a large impact on coastal regions, in terms of erosion and flooding,” said Miller.

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Robot Digger Set to Land Sunday at Martian Pole

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Like a miner prospecting for gold, NASA hopes its latest robot to Mars hits pay dirt when it lands Sunday near the red planet's north pole to conduct a 90-day digging mission. The three-legged Phoenix Mars lander fitted with a backhoe arm is zeroing in on the unexplored arctic region where a reservoir of ice is believed to lie beneath the Martian surface.

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Thousands in Myanmar Pray for Strength

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Yangon's holiest shrine reopens two weeks after Cyclone Nargis hit. Shwedagon Pagoda is historical focal point for social and political protests. Myanmar begins three days of official mourning on Tuesday. United Nations secretary general will also visit cyclone-hit country this week.

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Rain Pushes Myanmar Death Toll Higher

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Torrential rain lashed survivors of Cyclone Nargis on Friday as Myanmar's junta raised its toll sharply to more than 133,000 people dead or missing, putting the disaster on a par with a 1991 cyclone that killed 143,000 in neighboring Bangladesh.

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Storm Toll in Philippines Rises

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Eight more people were reported killed in the northern Philippines as tropical storm Halong intensified on Monday, raising the death toll to 12, the civil defence office said.

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Study Says Global Warming Not Worsening Hurricanes

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Global warming isn't to blame for the recent jump in hurricanes in the Atlantic, concludes a study by a prominent federal scientist whose position has shifted on the subject.

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Florida Everglades Fire Scorches 33,000 Acres

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Fire threatens the Cape Sable seaside sparrow, which only lives in Everglades. Dense smoke advisory from the National Weather Service issued for South Florida. Brian Crowder, 31, accused of setting several wildfires.

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A Closer Look At "Green" Products

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Manufacturers Are Making More Environmentally Friendly Products, But Not All Stand Up To The Test

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Let There Be LEDs!

Posted: 05/19/2008 - High-Tech Artificial Light Has Become More Colorful, Efficient, and Now Bendable

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