25 May '11, 3pm

New report: American honeybees are still dying in droves (and cause is still elusive)

The year is less than half over, yet the number of U.S. tornado fatalities is already eight times the annual average, CNN reports. Improved technology for storm tracking has helped cut that average from around 200 down to 55 per year in recent decades, but 2011 is already rivaling the carnage of some pre-radar tornado seasons — and experts are left scratching their heads. "That's the question of 2011," says Bob Henson of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. "Why have so many people died in these tornadoes? That's the open question. It's partly because of the strength of these tornadoes. Also because they've hit populated areas." The NWS issued a tornado watch for Joplin at 1:40 p.m. Sunday, and upgraded to a tornado warning 24 minutes before the twister touched down, but NWS Director Jack Hayes said Monday that more could have been done. "We need to ask our...

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mnn.com 23 May '11, 5pm

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renewableenergyworld.com 20 May '11, 2pm

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350.org 24 May '11, 5pm

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Update: Family And Friends Still Working to Free Journalists Detained in Libya

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care2.com 14 May '11, 6am

the efforts to free James Foley, a freelance journalist who was captured by Libyan security forces. A correspondent for Gl...