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The Galveston County Daily News : Science

July 29, 2014

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Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.

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Monday 07/28/2014
Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 12:01 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.

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Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 9:00 pm

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon.

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Sea star disease strikes Washington marine centers
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 4:02 pm

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The disease wreaking havoc on wild sea star populations on the West Coast has struck captive collections on Washington's Olympic Peninsula.

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AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 3:02 pm

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming.

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy — and pollution.

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 5:00 am

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy — and pollution.

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 6:01 am

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

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Saturday 07/26/2014
Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical
Updated: July 26, 2014 - 3:00 pm

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — More than a decade after its prized chinook salmon crashed, Lake Huron is fertile fishing territory once more, with fast-growing populations of native species such as walleye and lake trout, biologists say. Now the challenge is convincing anglers to take the bait.

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