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The Galveston County Daily News : Science

July 26, 2014

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APNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three dozen inmates, according to a report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

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Friday 07/25/2014
North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 11:00 pm

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said Friday.

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US plans wide seismic testing of sea floor
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 6:00 pm

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researchers in New Jersey this summer.

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Radar captures mayfly swarm on Mississippi River
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 4:02 pm

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They've already been blamed for at least one car crash this week in Wisconsin.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 5:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: Focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios.

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Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 3:02 pm

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.

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Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 10:01 am

SURGIDERO DE BATABANO, Cuba. (AP) — Many people in this hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 10:03 pm

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort to prevent them from being introduced into the wild.

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Fire season in West expected to get more intense
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 10:03 pm

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.

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