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1 hr ago | Journal-Pioneer

Boys and Girls Club on right track

A proposal by the Boys and Girls Club of Summerside to the City of Summerside to allow it to use a property it has purchased to help in the creation of programs to curb youth crime and drug addiction in the city, is to be applauded. a Last week, the club's request to move ahead with the project went before the city's technical services department.

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Related Topix: Canada, Opinion

5 hrs ago | KIMT

Firefighters Fill The Boot for MDA

Crews with the Charles City Fire Department spent their Sunday morning fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association . According to Mayo Clinic, muscular dystrophy is said to be a group of genetic diseases that can impact and damage muscle fibers in children and adults.

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Related Topix: Muscular Dystrophy Association, Genetics, Medicine

6 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Covelo

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon 6 miles from Covelo, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:17 p.m. PDT at a depth of 3.7 miles.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Covelo, CA, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

10 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Climate change threatens New Mexico birds

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Sunday that the study says New Mexico birds at risk include the Bullock's oriole, the prairie falcon, the pinyon jay and the mallard duck. The national study looked at 40 years of climate data and bird records from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, US Geological Survey

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Hispanic Business

MoW initiates feasibility study on virtual computers

Assistant Undersecretary for Technical Services Ahmed Al Khayyat revealed that the Ministry has initiated a feasibility study on the application of virtual computers technique. The technique is one of the strategic projects that aim to provide a complete administrative security system for computers by acquiring a modern technique that depends on a virtual environment which organizes and rations the use of traditional computers, and also optimizes the use of all available resources.

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Gainesville.com

Calming devices on 13th Street underpass raise biker's ire

Jelks, a fish biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, posted this comment on the FOGCC Facebook page along with several photos: "Has anyone seen what the University constructed at the 13th Street tunnel? It is now nearly impossible to get a bike through. In fact, in the time it took to take these photos, several cyclists approached, then turned around and crossed the street at the light.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey

Detroit Free Press

Tribe to release sturgeon into Big Manistee River

This photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey office in Ann Arbor shows a lake sturgeon on April 5, 2010. The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is conducting its annual sturgeon release this weekend at the Big Manistee River.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey

St. Petersburg Times

Editorial: Pesticide rules credited for cleaner rivers

As Florida Republicans look to cut environmental regulations at the expense of clean water and public health, a new study shows that sensible rules on pesticides can enormously help America's rivers and streams. The study, conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, examined the most frequently detected pesticides in 200 major rivers and streams across the nation.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Agriculture, Opinion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Space.com

Discovery! First Water Ice Clouds Found Beyond Our Solar System

For the first time, astronomers have detected water ice clouds, like the ones that shroud Earth, around a dim celestial body outside of our solar system. Scientists discovered evidence of the alien water ice clouds in infrared images of a newly discovered brown dwarf that's as cold as the North Pole.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Carnegie Institution, Science / Technology

SFGate

Lava approaches vacant lots in Hawaii subdivision

In this Sept. 6, 2014 aerial photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava advances from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii.

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Related Topix: Hawaii, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Pahoa, HI, Hawaii County, HI

KTVN Reno

Things 2 Do

It should be a great weekend for the National Championship Air Races. But there is a lot more to do than that this weekend.

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Related Topix: Fallon, NV, Virginia City, NV, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Sparks, NV

Ag Professional

Commentary: USGS survey is anti-pesticide

Levels of pesticides continue to be a concern for aquatic life in the nation's rivers and streams in agricultural and urban areas, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study spanning two decades . It was noted that pesticide levels seldom exceeded human health benchmarks in any of the streams studied.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US Geological Survey, Geology, Entomology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Hill

Dem governor candidates vow to expand ObamaCare's reach

Democrats running in five highly competitive governors races this year have vowed to expand Medicaid coverage through ObamaCare if they are elected, something that could result in 1.7 million new people getting covered. The dramatic stakes in the governors' races come even as Democrats are fearful they could lose the Senate, leaving President Obama playing defense over the final two years of his presidency against a Republican Congress.

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Related Topix: US News, Medicaid, Health, Nathan Deal, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida, Florida Government, Urban Institute, Charlie Crist, US Governors

WSAW

Fall Ride Provides Boost to Tomahawk Economy

The event, which raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, is the largest event of the year for the city. It often draws in as many as 50,000 people to the area.

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Related Topix: Muscular Dystrophy Association

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WTVC

Firefighters Kickoff 'Fill the Boot' Campaign for MDA

Chattanooga officials gathered Thursday morning to officially kick off a three-day Fill the Boot fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association . For the next three days, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., firefighters will be out collecting donations in fire boots for MDA.

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Related Topix: Muscular Dystrophy Association, Fire

Forbes.com

What's Behind the Criticism of Hospice? Is It Fair?

I am author of the book "Caring for Our Parents" and resident fellow at The Urban Institute, where I am affiliated with the Tax Policy Center and the Program on Retirement Policy. I also write a tax and budget policy blog, TaxVox, which you may read at Forbes.com or at http://taxvox.taxpolicycenter.org/ Before joining Urban, I was a senior correspondent in the Washington bureau of Business Week.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Palliative Care, Urban Institute, The Washington Post Company, Washington Post, Publishing, Medicare, Health

The Campbell Reporter

Lava threatens slow-motion disaster on Hawaii's Big Island

In this Sept. 6, 2014 photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey, surface flows have recently cut a swath through thick forest from the June 27 lava flow from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Volcanic Eruption, Hawaii, Natural Disasters, Pahoa, HI, Hawaii County, HI

Journal Gazette

Hoosiers encouraged to register for earthquake drill October 16

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and other partner agencies are encouraging Hoosiers to register and participate in this year's Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, which will be held at 10:16 a.m. on October 16th.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Geology, Science, FEMA, US News, US Geological Survey

Irving Weekly

2.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Irving Thursday Morning...

According to the U.S. Geological Survey data, the 2.9 magnitude earthquake occurred under the Sloan School on North O'Connor Blvd, north of Rochelle Rd and near Murl Dr Why register? Complete our quick FREE registration form to have access to post in our blogs, classifieds, business listings, and leave comments in our stories.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

WSFA-TV Montgomery

WSFA's Valorie Lawson, Sally Pitts locked up for a cause

Some of our very own here at WSFA 12 News were locked up Wednesday. They're all accused of having a big heart.

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Related Topix: Muscular Dystrophy Association

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