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"Unusual" weather conditions have created an "unprecedented" water runoff that could cause the Missouri River basin floods to continue through mid-August, the U.S. National Weather Service warned yesterday.

June 8th, 2011 • 2:03 PM

With the rainy season now in full force, the number of new cholera cases continues to climb in Haiti and in the Dominican Republic, with the death count in the latter country now at 34 and 1,431 infected. According to Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the resurgence of cholera in Haiti, particularly in the capital of Port-au-Prince, is "alarming."

June 6th, 2011 • 10:14 AM

Various reports over the recent period have stressed how China is seriously entering the commercial biological world market. The success of Beijing Genomics Institute (whose main lab is actually in Shenzhen City near Hong Kong) in sequencing the DNA sequence of the E. coli bacteria that is responsible for the outbreak of enterohemorraghic E. coli.

June 5th, 2011 • 9:17 AM

The Joplin statement is the grounds for his being either thrown out of office on the basis of the 25th Amendment, or faced with criminal charges of impeachment for criminal action in lying to the American people, and lying on a matter of practice which caused the unnecessary loss of life through his own actions.

May 30th, 2011 • 9:45 PM

Despite the claims of vocal anti-science assets, earthquakes can be predicted. People had enough warning of a 7.3 magnitude quake in China, in 1975, for example, that they were able to evacuate in time to save thousands of lives.

May 28th, 2011 • 2:38 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her cabinet okayed the anti-nuclear timetable at a special session in Berlin this morning, and now they want to push it through the parliament by July 8.

June 7th, 2011 • 9:51 AM

A quake hit south-central Chile this morning at 6:29 local time, measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale. Some 2,000 people were evacuated from coastal zones as a precaution, although they later returned to their homes.

June 6th, 2011 • 10:14 AM

An internal letter of June 1, from an administrator to staff in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), warns of the great danger that will result from cutting funding for weather satellites, in particular for tracking severe storms, especially hurricanes. Excerpts:

June 3rd, 2011 • 10:26 AM

On Sept. 9, 1965, Hurricane Betsy wreaked havoc on New Orleans, La., flooding three-quarters of the city and lashing it with 160 mph winds, leaving a few hundred thousand people homeless and devastation in its wake. Within 24 hours of the storm's landfall, President Lyndon Johnson was on the ground in New Orleans to see the devastation for himself.

May 29th, 2011 • 9:07 AM