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2008-10-03 12:15:00

The most comprehensive geological review ever undertaken of the upper U.S. Gulf Coast suggests that a combination of rising seas and dammed rivers could flood large swaths of wetlands this century in one or more bays from Alabama to Texas.

2008-10-01 15:00:21

Ecologists said they fear Hurricane Ike did extensive damage to Gulf Coast beaches and wildlife habitat that could take years to repair.

2008-09-30 18:01:09

By JOHN SENA Choices narrowed down to nine By John Sena The New Mexican One of the first things visitors to Nava Elementary see is a lighted display case with a picture of Francis Xavier Nava. The school's namesake was the first Santa Fean killed in the Vietnam War.

2008-09-28 15:00:21

Four hundred people are still listed as missing in the wake of Hurricane Ike, with more than 200 of them from Galveston Island, Texas, officials say. Sixty of the missing lived on the hard-hit Bolivar Peninsula, a Gulf of Mexico beachfront community.

2008-09-28 15:00:21

By LAUREN KING By Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK When Seaman Daniel Miles first flew into Galveston, Texas, from his ship a week ago, he didn't see the damage from Hurricane Ike that was depicted in news reports.

2008-09-28 15:00:21

By Amanda Milkovits "I've been to a lot of hurricanes, and this is the worst I've ever seen," says Brooke Lawrence, of West Greenwich.

2008-09-28 12:00:22

By JUAN A LOZANO CUTLINES Gina Hadley sifts through her destroyed home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike on Wednesday in Galveston, Texas. Residents were allowed to return to the island Wednesday. David J.

2008-09-26 00:00:18

By The Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Ten days after Hurricane Ike, this devastated beach town reopened to residents Wednesday with stern warnings about what still lurks on the island - rotting cattle carcasses, snakes and swarms of mosquitoes - and what isn't there: drinking water, reliable electricity, medical care or sewer service.After spending hours in traffic that backed up for 10 miles, some residents found their homes in ruins."I wasn't prepared for this," taxi driver...

2008-09-25 09:00:30

By Juan A.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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