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Improving the tsunami alert system (Reuters)

Reuters - Tsunami warning systems in the Indian Ocean have improved since the devastating 2004 Indonesian quake but still have many flaws and produce false alerts or miss potential threats, experts and officials said on...

Russian biologist under investigation (AP)

AP - Security agents are investigating a Russian scientist for allegedly trying to smuggle out of Russia materials that could be used in building a biological or bacteriological weapon, the scientist and his co-workers said Friday.

Salmon spawn baby trout in experiment (AP)

AP - Papa salmon plus mama salmon equals ... baby trout? Japanese researchers put a new spin on surrogate parenting as they engineered one fish species to produce another, in a quest to preserve endangered...

Trout lend sperm to sterile salmon (AFP)

AFP - Japanese scientists helped infertile salmon sire baby trout by lending them trout sperm, a technique that could save endangered species, according to research published in the United States...

Ex-worker sentenced in pipeline sabotage (AP)

AP - A fired utility company welder accused of sabotaging dozens of natural gas pipelines, at one point causing a blowout and requiring evacuations, was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

Alaskans flee village under flood threat (AP)

AP - More than half the residents of an isolated Arctic village were evacuated as storm surges threatened to flood their slender barrier island Thursday, the latest chapter in their losing battle against the sea.

Researchers track Lake Erie algae blooms (AP)

AP - NASA scientists are teaming with researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to monitor Lake Erie's harmful algae blooms, a move that could lead to early warnings for beachgoers and water departments.


THURSDAY 13. SEPTEMBER 2007


Report: Smog in N.C. cities will worsen (AP)

AP - Three North Carolina cities could see their number of bad air days double by the middle of this century unless global warming is reduced to curb smog, according to a report released Thursday by an environmental group.

Tsunami warning system gets good marks (AP)

AP - Indonesia used mosque loudspeakers to warn residents within minutes of a powerful earthquake. Bangladeshi volunteers with bullhorns told tourists and fishermen to flee to higher ground ahead of a possible tsunami.

Salmon spawn baby trout in experiment (AP)

AP - Papa salmon plus mama salmon equals ... baby trout? Japanese researchers put a new spin on surrogate parenting as they engineered one fish species to produce another, in a quest to preserve endangered fish.

Google sponsors $30 million moon contest (AP)

AP - Google Inc. is bankrolling a $30 million out-of-this-world prize to the first private company that can safely land a robotic rover on the moon and beam back a gigabyte of images and video to Earth, the Internet search leader said...

Hurricane crashes ashore in Texas (AP)

AP - Hurricane Humberto crashed ashore along southeast Texas early Thursday, bringing heavy rains and maximum sustained winds of up to 80 mph as it made its way to Louisiana, the National Weather Service...