The volcano, called Batu Tara, is located on the island of Pulau Komba, and has been experiencing frequent, mild eruptions since mid-2006, according to a NASA release.
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Fly away free
The seven birds were hatched at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Living Coast Discovery Center. They were released at the 915-acre San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve on Aug. 16.
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Ready, aim, rain again
The typhoon is currently about 155 nautical miles south of Hong Kong and is moving to the west-northwest, which is expected to take it over China's Leizhou Bandao peninsula and northern Vietnam on Aug. 17 and 18, according to the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC).
[Full Story: Typhoon Takes Aim at China, Vietnam]
The dust likely originated some 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) to the east, in the dry reaches of northern Mali, according to NASA figures, although some satellite data suggest the dust can come from as far east as Chad or Sudan.
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What's up, doc?
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Batterd by wind
Gordon intensified into a tropical storm early yesterday morning and has strengthened since then. The latest update from the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) put Gordon's maximum sustained winds at 65 mph (100 kph).
[Full Story: Satellite Spies Tropical Storm Gordon]