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Wildfires in Portugal

Wildfires rage across parched , three villages evacuated LISBON (AFP) - Nearly 2,800 firefighters battled 31 blazes which raged out of control across drought-hit , forcing the evacuation of three central villages and the closure of several roads, emergency...

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Environmental damage

Environmental damage seen from shuttle By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Commander Eileen Collins said astronauts on shuttle Discovery had seen widespread environmental destruction on Earth and warned on Thursday that greater care was needed to protect...

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The melting of glaciers

Fluctuations of Glaciers’ Report Launched Geneva , 3 August 2005 - Supported by UNEP and other agencies, the World Glacier Monitoring Service has launched the next edition of the Fluctuations of Glaciers report (1995-2000). The series ‘Fluctuations of...

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The first cloned dog in South Korea

S.Korean scientists create world's first cloned dog by Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - Man can now reproduce his best friend -- South Korean scientists announced on Wednesday they had created the world's first cloned dog. Woo-Suk Hwang and his team of...

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Panda Bay Yun

Panda cub born at San Diego Zoo from natural mating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - San Diego Zoo on Wednesday welcomed a new giant panda cub -- the second to be born in the this year and one of the few of the endangered species in captivity to be born naturally....

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Global warming and deserts in Africa

Killer dunes Sonja van Renssen Climate change is likely to “activate” sand dunes across Southern Africa , with potentially disastrous consequences, report researchers in the journal Nature . As the Kalahari desert gets hotter and drier in the 21st century,...

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More hurricanes this year

Government forecasts more hurricanes this year By Christopher Doering WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season will be worse than previously expected, with as many as 21 tropical storms and 11 hurricanes, the U.S. government predicted...

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Hurricanes and global warming

Global Warming Making Hurricanes Stronger Is global warming making hurricanes more ferocious? New research suggests the answer is yes. Scientists call the findings both surprising and "alarming" because they suggest global warming is influencing storms...

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The melting of glaciers

Fast-moving glaciers surprise research team By CLARKE CANFIELD, Associated Press Two University of Maine scientists studying the effects of climate change in the Arctic have discovered that two glaciers in Greenland are moving at a not-so-glacial pace....

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