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Mississippi River Flooding

Posted: 04/14/2008 - While parts of North Georgia, the Carolinas and North Alabama are still in the grips of a drought, residents just a few hundred miles to the west want the rain to stop.

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Huge Oil Resevoir May Lie Under Northern Plains

Updated: 04/14/2008 - The government estimates up to 4.3 billion barrels of oil can be recovered from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota and Montana, using current technology.

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Levee Break Floods Corner of Missouri

Posted: 04/13/2008 - A levee along a river in southeast Missouri failed for the second time in recent weeks, causing widespread flooding and forcing the evacuation of homes.

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Louisiana Spillway Opened to Ward Off Flooding

Posted: 04/12/2008 - The Army Corps of Engineers opened a spillway near New Orleans for the first time in 11 years on Friday in an effort to spare the city any flooding from the swollen Mississippi River.

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UN Climate Chief: US Election May Help

Posted: 04/11/2008 - The U.N. climate chief said Thursday he is encouraged by the climate views of the three contenders in the U.S. presidential election.

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Scientists Predict More Floods, Droughts

Posted: 04/11/2008 - Scientists predicted Thursday that climate change in coming decades will cause more flooding in the Northern Hemisphere and droughts in some southern and arid zones.

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Groups Seek Sand Dune Lizard Protection

Posted: 04/11/2008 - A conservation group is demanding emergency listing under the Endangered Species Act for a lizard found only in isolated parts of New Mexico and Texas.

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Accidents at Disease Lab Acknowledged

Posted: 04/11/2008 - The only U.S. facility allowed to research the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease experienced several accidents with the feared virus.

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More Storms Damage Homes in Tennessee and Kentucky

Posted: 04/11/2008 - Severe storms damaged several homes and injured at least four people in Tennessee and Kentucky on Friday as rain, hail and high wind streaked across the Southeast.

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Severe Weather Hammers Southeast...Again

Updated: 04/11/2008 - Severe weather is plowing through the southeastern United States once again this Friday evening. Tornado watches and severe thunderstorm watches have been issued.

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NOAA Satellites Help Save 23 In Atlantic

Posted: 04/11/2008 - NOAA satellites helped the U.S. Coast Guard locate and save a 23-member crew aboard a Panamanian ship that was traveling from Rhode Island to Belgium.

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Climate Phenomenon In Pacific Weakens

Posted: 04/11/2008 - The La Nina climate phenomenon under way in the Pacific Ocean has weakened but is expected to continue at least through midsummer.

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Storms Pound Midwest With Rain, Snow

Posted: 04/11/2008 - A line of severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and even snow pounded the nation's heartland Thursday, flooding nearly 200 roads in Missouri, closing schools in Arkansas and ripping off the roofs of dozens of houses in Texas.

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Melting Causes Lake in Chile to Empty

Posted: 04/11/2008 - Melting ice in southern Chile caused a glacial lake to swell and then empty suddenly, sending a "tsunami" rolling through a river.

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Volcano Park in Hawaii Reopens

Posted: 04/11/2008 - A change in wind direction led officials to reopen Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Thursday, two days after it was closed because of elevated sulfur dioxide levels pouring from the erupting Kilauea volcano.

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Valuing the Rainforests

Posted: 04/10/2008 - It is a familiar refrain to hear the earth and its resources being described as precious and that climate change is, and will, prove extremely costly.

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Hawaii Park Closed Amid Volcano Action

Posted: 04/10/2008 - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was closed for a second day Wednesday as officials waited for a change in wind direction to blow away sulfur dioxide belching from Kilauea volcano.

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