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Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, New York, NY, Coney Island, NY, Hurricane Odile, Hurricane

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Moratorium on new wells? Glenn County Supervisor broaches the subject

He's asking other supervisors to consider new rules before the 2015 irrigation season, including a moratorium on new well permits for areas in Stage II and Stage III groundwater alerts until a groundwater management plan is put into place. Already this year, the county has issued more well permits than it ever has in history, county officials said during the most recent Drought Task Force meeting.

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Related Topix: Glenn County, CA, Natural Disasters, Drought, Willows, CA

The Sand Trap

Possibility of More Drought in CA Disastrous for Golf Courses

The El Nino weather pattern that was expected to bring vast amounts of rain to the state this fall and winter has been downgraded by the Climate Prediction Center, a National Weather Service agency, The CPC report said there's still a 60 to 65 percent likelihood that an El Nino will develop, but that "a majority of models and the multi-model averages favor a weak El Nino." "If we have another drought year, I think the implication will really be disastrous," Vaughn Kezirian, executive director of the Northern California Golf Association, said on Friday.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Drought

KAUZ

Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

14, 2014. . Tourists watch the ocean from inside a swimming pool at a resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, Sunday, Sept.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Mexico, North America Travel, Travel, Mexico Travel, Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, us Travel

Paradise Post

California nudist camp accused of stealing water

The San Jose Mercury News reports that rangers with the Midpeninsula Open Space District descended on Lupin Lodge near Los Gatos on Thursday, saying the clothing-optional resort was illegally taking water from a nearby upstream waterfall. The resort's owners say they are entitled to use the waterfall, which they need to keep their water tank full in case of a fire and to top off their pool for both skinny-dipping and as a backup water source for a fire.

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Related Topix: Media, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Gatos, CA, Natural Disasters, Drought

The New Zealand Herald

Typhoon slams into northeastern Philippines

A fast-moving typhoon has slammed into the northeastern Philippines, sparking warnings of possible landslides, flash floods and storm surges. Government forecasters say Typhoon Kalmaegi, with sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour and gusts of 160 kph , blew into the boundary of Cagayan and Isabela provinces Sunday.

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CBS Local

In Drought, "Pop-Up" Wetlands Provide Bird Habitat

For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's drastically reducing places where they can rest on their long journeys. The new arrivals to the field - hundreds of them - are dowichers, says conservationist Greg Gulot, standing on a dirt berm and focusing his binoculars to identify a wading bird that is one of the first to fly south in an annual migration that brings 350 species to California's Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Drought, California, San Joaquin, CA, Sacramento, CA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

Healthy harvest expected for soybeans

LSU AgCenter scientists say good moisture and light pest pressure could make this year's soybean crop a record-breaker. AgCenter soybean specialist Ron Levy tells The News-Star he has been surprised that excess rainfall has not ruined many soybean fields in Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Louisiana

Press-Telegram

Crews battle Silverado Fire amid heat wave

Helicopters drop water on a wildfire burning near a home in Silverado Canyon in eastern Orange County on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

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Related Topix: Fire, Silverado, CA, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave, Wildfire

The Tribune

Hurricane Odile moving off Mexico's Pacific coast

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Odile's maximum sustained winds had increased to 85 by Saturday afternoon. Its center was about 505 miles south-southeast of the southern tip of Baja California and moving to the northwest at 5 mph .

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Hurricane Odile

Independent.ie

New floods threaten Croatia

Authorities in Croatia have warned that about 2,000 people need to be evacuated from fresh floods that have hit the Balkans . Heavy rainfall has caused rivers to overflow in Croatia, flooding houses and roads in the same areas of the Balkans that were devastated in May by the worst floods in 120 years.

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KMIZ

Death toll climbs in India, Pakistan floods

Najeeb, 60, woke to warnings that a flood was imminent in the Gogjibagh locality of Srinagar, Kashmir, where she and her husband live. Residents were advised to leave and move to safer areas.

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Related Topix: India, Asia, World News

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

9, 2014, a Least Sandpiper forages for food in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. . In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Drought, Knights Landing, CA, Yuba City, CA, Nature Conservancy, Charitable Organizations, Flood

Science Daily

Environmental costs, health risks, and benefits of fracking examined

Rising supplies of natural gas could benefit the environment by replacing coal as a fuel for electricity, but hydraulic fracturing poses dangers for people living near the wells, a new analysis finds. A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change: Advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within humanity's grasp.

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Related Topix: Environment, Natural Disasters, Drought, Alternative Energy, Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

KFVS12

Riverboat enthusiasts try to save Delta Queen

A group of riverboat enthusiasts is trying to get the 1920s era paddlewheeler Delta Queen back on the Mississippi River. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that former Delta Queen Steamboat Co.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

LA Daily News

Warm weather brings increased beach attendance, ocean rescues

Thanks to the Southland's persistent warm weather, attendance at Los Angeles County beaches this year has already soared well above the annual average, as has the number of ocean rescues, county lifeguard officials said today. Over the last 20 years, the average number of people who visit county beaches in a year has been about 54.8 million.

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Whittier Daily News

Southern California heat wave continues, highs could reach low 100s

The heat wave gripping the Southland will gain strength today amid temperatures in the high 90s and low 100s, sustaining an elevated risk of wildfire and creating severe health risks, especially for the elderly. “An upper level ridge of high pressure will build over the area this weekend, setting the stage for an extended period of heat for Southwestern California,” the National Weather Service said in a statement.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Heat Wave, California, San Clemente, CA, Newport Beach, CA, Laguna Beach, CA

KTVN Reno

Rare snowstorm slams Rockies states, South Dakota

12, 2014. . In this Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 photo, Livingston Elementary second-grader Carter Thompson enjoys playing in the snow with classmates during recess in Cody, Wyo.

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Related Topix: Blizzard, Rapid City, SD, Hill City, SD, Keystone, SD

KAVU

Early snow surprises parts of West, South Dakota

It's still summer, but snow has blanketed parts of Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado, setting early snowfall records in some places. A snowstorm on Wednesday and Thursday dumped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of Wyoming and sent overnight temperatures plummeting into the 20s in some areas.

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KRNV-TV Reno

Heat wave to raise Southern California fire danger

The National Weather Service says temperatures will edge upward to around 100 degrees in warmest areas Friday and the peak of the heat wave will extend from Saturday through Monday, with records likely. Meteorologists say the heat is being generated by an upper-level ridge of high pressure building off the California coast combined with weakening onshore flow.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Heat Wave

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