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South Korea Begins Imports Of Biotech Corn

Posted: 05/02/2008 - Major South Korean corn processors have begun importing genetically modified varieties of the crop because of shortages of conventional corn on the world market since China began limiting its exports.

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Federal Agency Declares West Coast Salmon Fishery A Disaster

Posted: 05/02/2008 - Federal authorities have declared the West Coast ocean salmon fishery a failure, opening the way for Congress to appropriate economic disaster assistance for coastal communities in California, Oregon and Washington.

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Mechanical Squirrels, Robot Lizards Jump Into Research

Posted: 05/02/2008 - One gray squirrel, its bushy tail twitching, barked a warning as another scrounged for food nearby. It was an ordinary spring day at Hampshire College, except that the rodent issuing the warning was powered by amps, not acorns.

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Scientists To Capture DNA of Trees Worldwide For Database

Posted: 05/02/2008 - The New York Botanical Garden may be best known for its orchid shows and colorful blossoms, but its researchers are about to lead a global effort to capture DNA from thousands of tree species from around the world.

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Scientists Share $500,000 Prize For Biomedical Research

Posted: 05/02/2008 - The nation's richest prize in medicine and biomedical research was awarded Friday to two researchers for work that has improved disease treatments and may lead to new ones for degenerative and other age-related disorders.

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Chile Volcano Erupts, Villages Evacuated

Posted: 05/02/2008 - Hundreds of people fled remote villages in southern Chile on Friday after a snowcapped volcano erupted, sending minor earthquakes rippling through the region.

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Storms Kill 7 In Arkansas, Damage Homes Around Kansas City

Posted: 05/02/2008 - A powerful storm system packing tornadoes and heavy winds roared across the nation's midsection early Friday, killing at least seven people in Arkansas including a teenager crushed by a tree while she slept.

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At Least 2 Tornadoes Confirmed In Oklahoma

Posted: 05/02/2008 - Tornadoes and multiple reports of wind and hail damage kept Thursday night active in parts of Oklahoma, including some eastern Oklahoma City suburbs.

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Severe Storms Slap Oklahoma

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Severe thunderstorms with hail and possible tornadoes are ripping through Oklahoma this evening.

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Winds Fan Wildfires In Southwestern U.S.

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Three Texans were charged Thursday with starting a fire than has charred more than 2,000 acres near Grand Canyon National Park.

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5 French Mountaineers Die In Avalanche In Italy

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Rescuers on Thursday found the bodies of five French ski mountaineers who had been missing since they were swept away by an avalanche during an excursion in Italy's northwestern Alps.

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NASA: Hubble Mission Delayed Until Fall For Fuel Tank Work

Posted: 05/01/2008 - NASA's final visit to the Hubble Space Telescope has been delayed at least a month, until the fall, because of extra time needed to build the shuttle fuel tanks needed for the flight and a potential rescue mission.

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EPA Wants Tougher Lead Rules

Posted: 05/01/2008 - The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a major tightening Thursday of the health standard for airborne lead, saying that current allowable concentrations do not adequately protect public health, especially children.

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