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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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La. Officials to Take Over Katrina Collections

Posted: 05/16/2008 - The state will take over an effort to collect grant money from Hurricane Katrina victims who got too much, citing a lack of confidence in a private contractor's ability to determine who owes money, a Louisiana official said Thursday.

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Ex-Army Corps Consultant Indicted in Bribery Case

Posted: 05/16/2008 - A former Army Corps of Engineers consultant and a dirt subcontractor were indicted Thursday on bribery charges stemming from an investigation into levee work after Hurricane Katrina.

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New Storm Deepens Misery in Cyclone-Hit Myanmar

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Torrential tropical downpours lashed Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta on Friday, deepening the misery of an estimated 2.5 million destitute survivors of Cyclone Nargis and further hampering the military government's aid efforts.

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China's Giant Pandas Survive Earthquake

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Report: Chinese authorities confirm that captive giant pandas are safe. Concerns grow over road accessibility to the reserves. Scientist: Alternative foods exist in the event of depleted bamboo stocks.

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Fresh Earthquake Hits Devastated SW China

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Official death toll now at 21,500, although officials warn it could top 50,000. 5.5-magnitude quake hits eastern Sichuan, triggers landslides, blocks roads. Victims continue to be pulled from rubble 96 hours after quake hit. Chinese President Hu Jintao in Sichuan to press rescue operations.

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