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2 hrs ago | KNUS-AM Aurora

Water picture improves for some California towns

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Drought, Mendocino County, CA, Willits, CA, Siskiyou County, CA

6 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Study Links California Drought To Global Warming

While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Weather, Drought

6 hrs ago |

Massive Brush Fire Rages In Berkeley, Ocean County; Homes, Schools Evacuated

Written By Patricia Miller, Karen Wall, Colleen Platt and Tom Davis A massive brush fire scorched acres of land in Berkeley Township in Ocean County, N.J. Thursday, evacuating hundreds of homes and sending families and children to shelter.


Related Topix: Ocean County, NJ, Wildfire, Fire, Toms River, NJ

8 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Measles Off To A Fast Start, As Cases Trend Up

Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Vaccinations, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

12 hrs ago |

Pig producers want more aid

This June, 28, 2012 photo shows hogs at a farm in Buckhart, Ill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, M. Spencer Green Hog producers want more help from Ottawa to deal with a virus detected in four provinces that has already killed millions of baby pigs in the United States.


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

16 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

6.7 earthquake rattles area off northern Vancouver Island; no tsunami expected

Glass rattled, buildings swayed, but no damage was reported after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit off the northern coast of Vancouver Island on Wednesday night.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Tsunami, Geology, Science, Canada

Wed Apr 23, 2014

ABC News

Magnitude 6.6 Quake off British Columbia Coast

The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 6.6 quake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island.


Related Topix: Geology, Science, Earthquake, Palmer, AK, Tsunami


Hundreds of cases of pig virus reported in Ill.

The State Journal-Register reports there were 360 cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea in Illinois through March.


Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Epidemic, Life, Food, Pork, Meat

Toledo Blade

U.S. weighs clemency for certain prisoners

The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release - and expecting thousands to take up the offer.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Epidemic, Federal Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Salmon Arm Observer

1.4 million flu shots a B.C. record

It wasn't as many as in the global H1N1 pandemic of 2009, but this year's influenza vaccine program delivered a record 1.4 million seasonal doses to B.C. residents.

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Related Topix: H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health, Vaccinations, Medicine, Influenza, Epidemic

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Gacy case helps solve unrelated Chicago area death

For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Air Accidents

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Syrian activists accused regime of new gas attacks

The head of the New York Police Department admits he was caught off guard by the harsh response to a harmless attempt at community outreach on Twitter.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Air Accidents

Oxford Mail

A 123m flood relief scheme on the agenda

OXFORD will learn on Friday whether a major scheme to prevent flooding on its major roads has cleared the latest hurdle.


Related Topix: Flood

Obama Tours Mudslide Devastation, Pledges Solidarity With Families

Marine One, carrying President Obama, takes an aerial tour of Oso, Wash., on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Mudflow, Oso, WA, US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Landslide, US Governors

The Island Packet

Expedition sailing to recover sunken gold off SC coast

A remotely operated submersible used to recover artifacts beneath the ocean sits on the deck of the Odyssey Explorer in North Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.


Related Topix: Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC, Hurricane, Isle of Palms, SC

Tue Apr 22, 2014


Obama surveys scene of sadness, death at mudslide

Marine One helicopter, carrying President Barack Obama, takes an aerial tour of Oso on Tuesda above the site of the deadly mudslide that struck the community in March.


Related Topix: Mudflow, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Oso, WA, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Maria Cantwell, US Senate, Patty Murray

The Olympian

Obama views mudslide scene, mourns with survivors

Evidence of the mudslide's power was everywhere: trees ripped from the ground, a highway paved with mud and debris, a river's course altered.


Related Topix: Mudflow, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Oso, WA

Oso, Wash., Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 41; 4 Still Missing

Authorities announced Monday that the death toll from last month's mudslide near Oso, Wash., had risen to 41. Four people are still listed as missing.


Related Topix: Oso, WA, Mudflow, Landslide

Lingering drought affects green Texas campuses

The lingering drought has forced some Texas Panhandle school districts to dig wells or install artificial turf to keep athletic fields and campuses green.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Education Etc., Amarillo, TX


Fire kills child in Brush

Crime scene tape is visible at a house in the 30000 block of Highway 6 this morning where a fire killed a 4-year-old boy trapped in the basement Sunday evening.


Related Topix: Fire, Brush, CO, Fort Morgan, CO, Morgan County, CO, Wildfire