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The Galveston County Daily News : Science

October 30, 2014

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Hawaii lava flow is slow, gentle yet unrelenting

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, moves gradually and persistently as she deposits lava across the Big Island of Hawaii. People in the small town lying in its path say the lava will reshape the community yard-by-yard as it slides toward the ocean.

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Thursday 10/30/2014
Questions, answers about Hawaii lava flow
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 6:03 am

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava that has entered a rural Hawaii town has been described as a disaster in slow motion. After months of creeping through uninhabited areas of the Big Island, it reached Pahoa this week, crossing a residential street, burning down a garden shed and inching toward homes and a main road that goes through downtown.

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Plans for Antarctic marine reserve falter again
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 6:03 am

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A plan to protect a vast swath of ocean off Antarctica by creating the world's largest marine reserve appeared headed for failure for the fourth time.

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After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 5:00 am

TOKYO (AP) — Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry.

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Lava 100 feet from Hawaii home, nearing main road
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:02 am

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rural Hawaii town.

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Wednesday 10/29/2014
Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside; police watch
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 1:01 am

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa vowed on Wednesday to end her voluntary quarantine, even going so far as to step out of her home and shake a reporter's hand, signaling a showdown with state police monitoring her and state officials seeking to legally enforce her confinement.

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Rocket explosion setback for commercial space
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 11:01 pm

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station.

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Questions, answers about Hawaii lava flow
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 9:00 pm

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava that has entered a rural Hawaii town has been described as a disaster in slow motion. After months of creeping through uninhabited areas of the Big Island, it reached Pahoa this week, crossing a residential street, burning down a garden shed and inching toward homes and a main road that goes through downtown.

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Mexico archaeologists explore Teotihuacan tunnel
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 9:00 pm

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A yearslong exploration of a tunnel sealed almost 2,000 years ago at the ancient city of Teotihuacan yielded thousands of relics and the discovery of three chambers that could hold more important finds, Mexican archaeologists said Wednesday.

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