Friday, December 31, 2004
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Tsunami Death Toll to Hit 150,000

Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia's Sumatra Tsunami Aid Pours in But Airports Prove Bottlenecks By Michael Perry Tsunami Adds to Belief in Animals' 'Sixth Sense' By Ed Stoddard CNN: U.S. ups tsunami aid from $35 million to $350 million CNN: Aid struggles to arrive as death toll tops 135,000 -- U.S. raises pledge to $350 million Fox: Environmentalists Surf Tsunami Tragedy -- Environmental activists are shamelessly trying to exploit last week's earthquake-tsunami catastrophe in hopes of advancing their global warming and anti-development agendas. By Steven Milloy Agencies Planning Aid to Tsunami Victims BBC: Quake prompts massive aid effort -- One of the world's largest relief efforts is under way to help the millions of victims of the Asia quake, as the death toll continues to mount. U.S. Scientists Say Quake Movement Shifted Islands BBC: Q&A: How the tsunami happened -- Thousands of people have died after an earthquake sent huge waves crashing into coastal resorts across south and east Asia. Dr Brian Baptie, a senior seismologist with the British Geological Survey, explained how the wave, or tsunami, was created. BBC: At-a-glance: Countries hit 8.9 Sumatra quake fifth-largest since 1900: USGS