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Scientists Study Arctic Haze For Clues To Rapid Melting

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Visitors to Alaska often marvel at the crisp, clear air. But the truth is, the skies above the Arctic Circle work like a giant lint trap during late winter and early spring, catching all sorts of pollutants swirling around the globe.

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Some Grocery Stores soon will not use plastic bags

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Did you know Americans throw away one hundred billion plastic bags every year? That's 100-billion bags. And fewer than 1% are recycled. But now, many cities and retail chains are doing something about it.

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Glacial Lake in Chile Empties

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Melting ice in southern Chile caused a glacial lake to swell and then empty suddenly, sending a "tsunami" rolling through a river, a scientist said on Thursday. No one was injured in the remote region.

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Zebra Fish Genome

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Spanish scientists have found that zebra fish injected with human DNA at birth grow up to share 3,000 genome matches with humans, representing 80% of their DNA. It is thought this finding could lead to groundbreaking research into disease analysis and prevention.

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New Mexico Fights To Protect The Lynx

Posted: 04/21/2008 - A coalition of conservation and animal protection groups on Monday sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to force it to extend federal protection to Canada lynx in New Mexico.

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Search Expands For Chinese Fishermen

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Rescue officials expanded their search Sunday for 18 Chinese fishermen still missing after tropical storm Neoguri brushed over southern Hainan island this weekend.

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Biofuels Under Attack as World Food Prices Soar

Updated: 04/21/2008 - Hailed until only months ago as a silver bullet in the fight against global warming, biofuels are now accused of snatching food out of the mouths of the poor.

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Typhoon Slams Into China

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Typhoon Neoguri has battered China's southern island province of Hainan, where 120,000 people fled low-lying areas and left thousands stranded at the airport, state-run media reported.

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Midwest Earthquakes Poorly Understood

Posted: 04/20/2008 - Scientists say they know far too little about Midwestern seismic zones like the one that rumbled to life under southern Illinois Friday morning.

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Watching Wolves, Moose - and Heat - On Michigan Island

Posted: 04/20/2008 - Ignoring our observation plane circling above the frozen Lake Superior wilderness, the eight gray wolves seemed as harmless as your beloved pooch cavorting with its pals in the yard. Trotting along Siskiwit Bay, they playfully nipped and pawed each other, pausing occasionally to roll in the snow.

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Capsule Carrying First SKorean Astronaut Lands Off Target

Posted: 04/20/2008 - A Russian capsule carrying South Korea's first astronaut touched down 260 miles off target in northern Kazakhstan on Saturday after hurtling through the atmosphere in a bone-jarring descent from the international space station.

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Green Funerals Make For Eco-exits

Posted: 04/20/2008 - It's no longer enough to live a greener life - now people are being encouraged to be environmentally friendly when they leave the Earth too.

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Vultures Seen As Ugly and Pesty

Posted: 04/20/2008 - Maybe if they were pretty, the ubiquitous buzzards that soar over Texas and elsewhere on their way to dine on some carcass wouldn't be viewed with such repugnance or be considered nuisances.

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Smoke cloud engules Argentine capital for 5th day

Posted: 04/19/2008 - A thick cloud of smoke covered Buenos Aires for a fifth day on Saturday, the fallout of field burning that has forced the closure of highways, flight delays and traffic congestion.

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Alaska Snowfall Breaks Record

Posted: 04/19/2008 - Juneau's snowfall record for April 17 was buried under more than a half-foot of snow Thursday.

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