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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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Survey shows US honey bee deaths increased over last year

Posted: 05/08/2008 - As beekeepers travel with their hives this spring to pollinate crops around the country, it's clear the insects are buckling under the weight of new diseases, pesticide drift and old enemies like the parasitic varroa mite, said Dennis vanEngelsdorp, president of the group.

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Scientists map the genetic makeup of the platypus

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Unique to Australia, the platypus has confounded observers for centuries. Aboriginal legend explained it as the offspring of a duck and an amorous water rat. When the British Museum received its first specimen in 1798, zoologist George Shaw was so dubious he tried to cut the pelt with scissors to make sure the bill had not been stitched on by a taxidermist.

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System uses sound to find whales, avoid ship strikes

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Ship strikes are the top human-related cause of death for these mammals, which are in danger even from this vessel, a slow-moving research boat called the Shearwater. But new technology could soon help safeguard the whales by using sound, not sight, to track the creatures' movements.

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New Orleans mayor pushing residents to leave FEMA trailers

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Lingering fears about formaldehyde fumes inside federally issued trailers and the impending hurricane season have Mayor Ray Nagin pushing to empty thousands of the structures, intended as temporary housing after Katrina.

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Cyclone Victims 'Storm' Reopened Shops

Posted: 05/07/2008 - U.N. says hungry survivors have stormed a few reopened shops. Experts predict cyclone survivors will face long-term food shortages. Survivor tells how wall of water left bodies in trees, bushes and streams. More than 22,000 killed and 41,000 missing, Myanmar radio. reports

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Tropics Face Warming Threat, Scientists Say

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Animals in tropics used to smaller range of temperatures, scientists say. Slight change in temperature range may prove fatal, according to analysis. Hurricanes, cyclones may increase in number, severity from warming, studies say.

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Weather Threatens Everest Torch Ascent

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Heavy snow may force a delay of Olympic torch run up Mt. Everest. Mountaineers are waiting at base camp to carry the flame up world's highest peak. Thousands greet Olympic torch in Chinese territory of Macau on Saturday. Torch due to arrive on Chinese mainland late on Saturday.

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Rain Check

Posted: 05/04/2008 - How has our rainfall compared to average so far in 2008?

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Several Rain Chances this Week

Posted: 05/04/2008 - A powerful storm system will impact our weather for a good chunk of the work week that will bring lots of rain and a chance for severe weather too.

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Kansas Town is Rebuilding Green

Posted: 05/04/2008 - Greensburg rebuilds "green" after tornado demolished 90 percent of the town. Long-term goal is to have 100 percent renewable energy. The city hopes to open a biodiesel facility as one of its first green newcomers. Nonprofit expert says terrible tragedy "also provided an incredible opportunity."

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