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Air Quality Awareness Week

Posted: 04/28/2008 - May marks the beginning of ozone season in most areas of the country – a good time to make sure that you check your daily Air Quality Index (AQI) and forecast information to help you protect your health.

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Sierra Madre Blaze Threatens 300 Homes

Posted: 04/27/2008 - Mandatory evacuations were in effect Sunday for 300 homes that were being threatened by a raging brush fire in the mountains above Monrovia.

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EU's GPS Satellite In Orbit

Posted: 04/27/2008 - An experimental satellite for a much-delayed European Union rival to the United States' GPS navigation system blasted into orbit Sunday after a successful launch atop a Russian rocket.

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Protection Weighed For Bird In West's Energy Areas

Posted: 04/26/2008 - The fate of basic industries across the Intermountain West - grazing, mining, energy - soon could be at least partially tied to that of a bird about the size of a chicken.

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Canadian Panel: Climate Change Is Threat To Polar Bears

Posted: 04/26/2008 - A scientific committee that advises Canada's government on endangered species said Friday that climate change is a threat to the survival of the polar bear, but the species does not face extinction.

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Earthquake Rattles Reno

Posted: 04/26/2008 - Another earthquake struck the Reno area, dumping cans off shelves, knocking pictures off walls and sending rocks off hillsides of the eastern front of the Sierra Nevada.

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Penguin's Wetsuit Puts Him Back In The Swim Of Things

Posted: 04/24/2008 - What's black and white and warm all over? A penguin in a wetsuit, naturally. Sounds like a joke, but it's quite serious for biologists at the California Academy of Sciences, who had a wetsuit created for an African penguin to help him get back in the swim of things.

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Possible Twisters Touch Down In Parts Of Texas

Posted: 04/24/2008 - A severe thunderstorm system that may have included several tornadoes hammered parts of West and North Texas, destroying or damaging more than a dozen homes near Fort Worth.

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Severe Weather Pounds Texas

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Severe weather pounded parts of Texas with baseball-sized hail, 70-mph winds and possible tornadoes on Wednesday, knocking down power lines and trees, and damaging some buildings.

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Using Chemicals To Cut Global Warming May Damage O-zone Layer

Posted: 04/24/2008 - The rule of unintended consequences threatens to strike again. Some researchers have suggested that injecting sulfur compounds into the atmosphere might help ease global warming by increasing clouds and haze that would reflect sunlight.

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Pine Beetle Outbreaks Turn Forests Into Carbon Source

Posted: 04/24/2008 - An outbreak of mountain pine beetles in British Columbia is doing more than destroying millions of trees: By 2020, the beetles will have done so much damage that the forest is expected to release more carbon dioxide than it absorbs, according to new research.

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