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  • This map of ocean surface temperatures shows how warm waters in the North Atlantic fueled Hurricane Katrina. (Scientific Visualization Studio/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center photo) Researchers Find Link Between Amazon Wildfires and Atlantic Hurricanes

    "Hurricane Katrina is, indeed, part of this story," said UCI Earth system scientist James Randerson, senior author on the paper. "The ocean conditions that led to a severe hurricane season in 2005 also reduced atmospheric moisture flow to South America, contributing to a once-in-a-century dry spell in the Amazon."

  • This Shell photo shows the Noble Corporation BSEE Outlines Extent of Shell's Alaska Drilling

    The agency's director, Brian Salerno, on Aug. 17 said Shell's application to conduct exploratory drilling was approved after extensive review.

  • NRC NRC Determines Yucca Mountain's Groundwater Impact 'Small'

    This determination means the environmental effects of the spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste disposed there would not be detectable or be so minor they will not destabilize or noticeably alter any important attribute of affected resources.

  • Flushable wipes are packaged with instructions that make it clear they can be safely flushed. (INDA graphic) The Flushed Wipes Issue Clarified

    In collaboration with the wastewater associations, INDA is committed to giving consumers the information they need to make wise choices. We believe consumers will make the right choice when they know what the right choice is.

  • The proposed rule will encounter fierce opposition from coal companies, coal states Coal States' Governors Attack President's Climate Plan

    "I am extremely disappointed and frustrated by the huge changes the EPA made from the proposed rule. What is being proposed for Kentucky is disastrous – disastrous for our declining coal economy and equally disastrous for our very important manufacturing economy," Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said.

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