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2008-08-20 18:00:00

By R. Scott Rappold Creede - From above this historic mining town, Willow Creek is a river of poisons, with cadmium, lead and zinc-contaminated water flowing at 33 cubic feet per second.

2008-07-28 00:00:25

By Daniel Skolfield, Odessa American, Texas Jul. 27--Dry, dusty air and scorching heat have always been powerful ingredients in the thirst for cool, refreshing water.

2008-07-11 09:00:32

By KARL F MOFFATT Trails: Project to focus on Dale Ball, Santa Fe Foothills and La Tierra trails The Santa Fe Conservation Trust is seeking volunteers to serve as trail stewards who can train and assist other volunteers in maintaining many of the hiking trails in and around the city.

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2007-05-30 03:00:00

By the most conservative measure - based on the last century's recorded extinctions - the current rate of extinction is 100 times the background rate. But many scientists estimate that the true rate is more like 1,000 to 10,000 times the background rate.

2005-11-23 08:07:51

By Bernd Debusmann LAREDO, Texas (Reuters) - Heat-sensing cameras. Motion detectors. X-ray systems. Drones. Night-vision goggles. Helicopters. More than 11,000 border patrol officers, and more to be recruited.

2005-07-15 18:08:37

By Eduardo Quiros TORREON, Mexico (Reuters) - A meeting in Mexico to address a vicious drugs war and a wave of illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border ended on Friday without the participation of key U.S. border governors.


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Big Bend National Park
2013-03-19 15:35:15

Big Bend National Park is located in the United States in the state of Texas. This park was first established in 1933 as a Texas State Park known as Texas Canyons State Park, but was later renamed Big Bend State Park. The park attained National status in 1935 when the U.S. Congress passed legislature to acquire the park. The park was completed and opened in 1944. The history of human presence in the Big Bend area dates back to prehistoric times, when several Indian tribes inhabited the...

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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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