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  • The West: Lightning, wind hamper firefighting (Flash Flood Warnings, 'too much rain' ?)

    07/11/2007 10:38:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 306+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/11/07 | Sudhin Thanawala - ap
    FRESNO, Calif - Crews hoping for wet weather to help combat lightning-sparked wildfires in California faced a new threat Wednesday: too much rain. Flash flood warnings were posted for much of the eastern Sierra Nevada on Wednesday as the National Weather Service predicted a 40 percent chance of rain over a cluster of wildfires in Plumas National Forest. Fire officials worried that crews battling a 22,000-acre blaze about 125 miles northeast of Sacramento could face mudslides on burned-over slopes. That blaze was only about 20 percent contained late Tuesday, after afternoon lightning sparked some new spot fires on the parched...
  • Veto rattles stem-cell efforts - Researchers say Bush's actions hamper work in California

    07/20/2006 1:15:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 496+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7/20/06 | Paul Jacobs
    President Bush's veto of a bill to ease restrictions on federally funded embryonic stem-cell research will hinder California's $3 billion voter-approved effort to turn stem cells into cures, backers of the state-funded research effort said Wednesday. Bush's rejection of the legislation -- his first-ever veto in his 5 1/2 years in office -- shows his continued support for those who oppose, on moral grounds, destroying human embryos to create stem cells in research intended to develop new treatments for grave conditions such as Parkinson's, diabetes and spinal cord injuries. --snip-- The veto was a crushing blow for advocates who hoped...
  • Dispute May Hamper Passage of Energy Bill (MTBE)

    07/14/2005 4:13:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 309+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/14/05 | H. Josef Hebert - AP
    WASHINGTON - A dispute over a gasoline additive could jeopardize hopes for an agreement as the Senate and House worked on Thursday to forge a compromise to deal with the nation's energy problems. Under pressure because of soaring gasoline and other fuel prices, President Bush has urged lawmakers to send him an energy bill before they depart for their summer recess in August. Some members of Congress are skeptical about meeting that timetable. "We're going to try," said Sen. Pete Domenici (news, bio, voting record), R-N.M., who is leading the Senate negotiations. But lawmakers, he said, don't want to rush...