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Dam fails, lake disappears

After heavy rains forced a dam break over the weekend, people in Delhi, Iowa, were coming to grips with the reality that their lake was gone. Lake Delhi, a popular getaway in Delaware County surrounded by waterfront vacation homes, had become a stream.

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Marine groups sign Senate letter opposing E15

Thirty-six environmental and industry groups signed a letter that went to the majority and minority leaders of the Senate Monday urging opposition to any amendment to the upcoming energy bill that would authorize the sale of gasoline with more than 10 percent ethanol.

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Oil well ‘static kill’ could start next week

Thad W. Allen, the retired Coast Guard admiral overseeing the federal response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, said Monday that the two-step process of permanently sealing BP's blown-out well could begin next week.

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Sen. Kerry buys Kiwi-built yacht, irks U.S. builders

New England boatbuilders are upset with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., for buying a $7 million New Zealand-built yacht while local builders struggle to find work.

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Plastic-bottle catamaran makes Sydney

Plastiki, a 60-foot sailing cat constructed from 12,500 recycled plastic bottles, docked Monday in Australia's Sydney Harbor after four difficult months crossing the Pacific to raise awareness about the perils of plastic waste.

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