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Cleveland zoo researchers find rare giant turtle in Vietnam

Cleveland, Ohio - Researchers from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo have discovered a rare giant turtle in northern Vietnam - a find that carries great scientific and cultural significance. Swinhoe's soft-shell turtle was previously thought to be extinct in the wild. Three other turtles of the species are in captivity, said experts from the Zoo's Asian turtle program.

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This undated photo provided by the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo shows a captive Swinhoe's soft-shell turtle from Thanh Hoa province in Vietnam. Zoo researchers recently discovered one of the rare giant turtles in the wild in northern Vietnam.

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Killer Bees in Kingsville

Killer bees in Kingsville apparently living up to their name. The Africanized insects swarmed a neighborhood leaving one man seriously injured and killing at least five dogs.

As Jesse Rios was recounting his harrowing brush with the killer bees Monday afternoon, we came under attack.

Better Earth

The Little Ice Age in Southern Chile

Reference:

Araneda, A., Torrejon, F., Aguayo, M., Torres, L., Cruces, F., Cisternas, M. and Urrutia, R. 2007. Historical records of San Rafael glacier advances (North Patagonian Icefield): another clue to "Little Ice Age" timing in southern Chile? The Holocene 17: 987-998.

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50-50 Chance of Big Quake in California: Quake Forecast Spots a Shaky Future

The first uniform statewide earthquake model forecasts at least one big one in next 30 years, says a new study.

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Group finds 6 million pounds of trash on world's beaches

The world's beaches and shores are anything but pristine. Volunteers scoured 33,000 miles of shoreline worldwide and found 6 million pounds of debris from cigarette butts and food wrappers to abandoned fishing lines and plastic bags that threaten seabirds and marine mammals.

A report by the Ocean Conservancy, to be released Wednesday, catalogues nearly 7.2 million items that were collected by volunteers on a single day last September as they combed beaches and rocky shorelines in 76 countries from Bahrain to Bangladesh and in 45 states from southern California to the rocky coast of Maine.

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Media spread global warming myths

Last year on Earth Day, we were treated to a full-page homage piece that honored the environmentalist cabal.

Better Earth

Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake - US: Alaska

Magnitude 6.5

Date-Time
* Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 05:54:23 UTC
* Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 08:54:23 PM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 51.947°N, 179.117°W

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600 flee erupting Indonesian volcano

Jakarta, Indonesia - A volcano in eastern Indonesia spewed ash and smoke 2 1/2 miles into the sky, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of nearby villagers, officials said Wednesday.

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Sahara dust covers Greece

Sahara dust that covered the entire country over the past few days is starting to recede, while the National Weather Service (EMY) has predicted rains and northerly winds on Monday, which are expected to clear the skies from the whitish haze.

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Sahara dust covers Greece

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Big News!: Agencies predict massive earthquake will rock California in next 30 years

Stepping precariously out on a limb, ProtectAmerica.org predicts that California will suffer a severe earthquake! Panic is recommended.

Comment: Notice who is heading up this organization. The former director of FEMA and a former deputy secretary of Homeland Security. And, true to form for those organizations, the best they can come up with is this. Just how much did they get paid to produce this report?

Only counting the earthquakes that have caused loss of life in California since the 1800's, one can be expected on average about every 16.5 years. Given that the Northridge quake happened in 1994, another might be expected somewhere in California by 2010.

This is the sort of report that is produced for no other reason that to keep people on edge. Be afraid...be very, very afraid! That is the message.