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3 hrs ago | CBC News

Water levels in N.B. rising after 35-km-long ice mass breaks in half

Emergency officials in New Brunswick are keeping a close eye on ice that is slowly moving down the St. John River after a 35-kilometre ice jam broke in two overnight.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Madawaska, ME, Flood

Sun Apr 20, 2014


California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses And Even Schools

Cannon Michael's farm grows tomatoes, melons and onions, among other crops. This year, however, Michael will have to fallow one-fifth of the land due to the drought Cannon Michael runs an 11,000-acre farm in California's Central Valley.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, California, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables, Mendota, CA

Journal Gazette

Ohio hog farms hit by disease that kills baby pigs

The disease is causing worry for the hog industry because severe strains of the virus can wipe out a farm's entire supply of baby pigs.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Epidemic, Life, Food, Pork, Meat


Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Boxer Who Inspired Bob...

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday.


Related Topix: Prison, Paterson, NJ, Hurricane

ABC News

Large Wildfire in Dutch National Park

A large wildfire has destroyed at least 350 hectares in the Netherlands' Hoge Veluwe National Park, in one of the largest fires seen in the region for decades, Dutch authorities say.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Netherlands, World News

Nanaimo Daily News

New Brunswick village of Perth-Andover still facing possibility of flood

The New Brunswick village of Perth-Andover is closely watching the St. John River this morning after a massive ice jam moved through the Grand Falls dam north of the community and joined another patch of ice further downstream.


Related Topix: Canada, Flood,

St. Cloud Times

10 fastest rising food prices

Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Life, Food, Meat, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

News Herald

Yarnell shrine scarred by wildfire but still standing

They were helping their parents pack up the 70-year-old house in Yarnell, but once or twice each hour, one of the three Wasson brothers would scramble up the rocky hill on the property to see how close the wildfire was getting.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Arizona

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Philippines boosts MERS monitoring after UAE nurse scare

The Philippines said Saturday it was stepping up its defences against the deadly MERS virus, with the large numbers of Filipino workers in the Middle East seen as potential carriers.


Related Topix: Epidemic

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way.


Related Topix: Landslide, Weather, Geology, Science, Flood

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Fire destroys 3 homes at Jersey shore community

In this photo provided by Joanne Dollarton, people watch as fire engulfs three homes near the beachfront, Friday, April 18, 2014, in Sea Isle City, N.J. .


Related Topix: Fire, Sea Isle City, NJ, Epidemic

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Strong earthquakes strikes off Papua New GuineaStrong earthquakes...

A powerful earthquake has struck off the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Papua New Guinea, Oceania, Geology, Science

Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

The tiny island state 2,500 miles from the nearest continent is so critical to the nation's modern corn-growing business that the industry's leading companies all have farms here, growing new varieties genetically engineered for desirable traits like insect and drought resistance.


Related Topix: Hawaii, Agriculture, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Weather, Drought, Entomology, Maui County, HI

Daily Press & Argus

Warming worsens Western wildfires

Massive wildfires are on the increase in the Western USA due to rising temperatures and worsening drought from climate change, and the trend could continue in the decades to come, new research suggests.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought


Body Counts

Long time HIV survivor Sean Strub has played a central role in the movement for self-empowerment of the HIV infected.


Related Topix: Epidemic

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Brandon Sun

New Brunswickers keep watchful eye on water levels as flood cleanup continues

New Brunswickers living in flood-prone communities are being urged to stay vigilant as cleanup from this week's flooding continues.


Related Topix: Flood, Canada, Madawaska, ME


Bryant U. cracks down on selfies at graduation

An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Epidemic

CBS Local

Farmers To Get More Water As Officials Ease Drought-Related Cutbacks

Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease water cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, California, California Government

WEAU-TV Eau Claire

USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

The federal government is starting a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of a virus that has killed millions of pigs since showing up in the U.S. last year.


Related Topix: United States Department of Agriculture, US News, Epidemic, Agriculture, Science

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Magnitude-7.2 quake strikes southern Mexico

It met the definition of a major one, but the magnitude-7.2 earthquake that struck Friday in southern Mexico's Guerrero state didn't land the kind of punch that it might have.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Geology, Science, World News, Mexico,