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The Great Vanishing Act of Utah's Great Salt Lake

Scientists estimate the lake has lost half its volume in the past 150 years

(Newser) - Utah's most defining feature, the Great Salt Lake, may not be long for this world. Scientists report in a Utah State University white paper that 150 years of human diversions from the rivers running into the lake have reduced water levels by 11 feet, "exposing much of the... More »

2 Die in Fire at Ground Zero

(Newser) - Two firefighters died in a blaze that broke out this afternoon in a skyscraper being demolished at the edge of ground zero in Lower Manhattan. The fire broke out in the partially dismantled Deutsche Bank building, which had been vacant since 9/11, condemned because health officials ruled that it was... More »

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