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Mysterious New 'Heartland Virus' Discovered In Missouri

So far, two Missouri farmers are the only known cases of the tick-borne virus in the world. But experts are sure they'll find more. The men recovered but suffered serious illness that required hospital care and weeks of convalescence.
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Seals' Comeback Spells Trouble For Mass. Coast

A federal law that protects gray and harbor seals has led to a population boom off the coast of Cape Cod. Fishermen and residents say the seals have become a nuisance, and the first shark attack in Massachusetts in 76 years is now fueling a contentious debate.
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Isaac's Size, Speed Help It Pack A Heavyweight Punch

The storm may not have had the intensity of other Gulf hurricanes of recent years, but its slow movement and wide coverage area create their own problems.
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With West Nile On The Rise, We Answer Your Questions

Every state except Alaska and Hawaii has reported West Nile virus in people, birds or mosquitoes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects human cases will rise through October. In Texas, the worst-hit state, deaths reached 31.
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White House Unveils New Fuel-Efficiency Standards

The new rules, for cars and trucks, mandate nearly a doubling of gas efficiency by 2025. The latest requirements are a rare example of industry agreeing to tough environmental regulations.
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Methane Making An Appearance In Pa. Water Supplies

Water wells and streams in Leroy Township, Pa., have been bubbling up with methane gas in the past few months. The state's Department of Environmental Protection blames nearby natural gas fracking operations. A local well operator has installed water filters for residents and says the problem has been fixed.
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Watching Over The Ocean In Kailua, Hawaii

Hui o Ko'olaupoko works with landowners in Windward Oahu to improve and conserve threatened land and to restore the watershed.

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