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1 hr ago | Greenwich Citizen

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, Weather, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Pork, Meat

5 hrs ago | Marshfield News-Herald

25 years later, they still come to Iowa's Field of Dreams

Don Lansing, former owner of the house and farm where the "Field of Dreams" film site is located, still prepares the diamond and mows the grass for visitors.


Related Topix: Iowa Government, Iowa, Sport Movies, Field of Dreams, Drama Movies, Dyersville, IA, Dubuque, IA, Agriculture

9 hrs ago | CBC News

Strong magnitude-7.5 quake hits off Papua New Guinea

An earthquake with a magnitude-7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea on Saturday and a tsunami warning was briefly issued for the Pacific Island nation and neighbouring Solomon Islands, but there were no immediate reports of damage.


Related Topix: Papua New Guinea, Oceania, World News, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Solomon Islands, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Nebraska lawmakers to study tax issues over break

Fresh off a session that saw $412 million in tax relief over the next five years, the Legislature's Revenue Committee plans to hold meetings this summer and fall to consider various tax issues.


Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Nebraska, Tax, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Agriculture


Slow-moving Wyoming landslide devouring part of town

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


Related Topix: Landslide, Weather, Geology, Natural Disasters, Flood

WAND-TV Decatur

APNewsBreak: Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder

A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon efforts to stabilize the hillside.


Related Topix: Landslide, Astronomy

Washington Examiner

Egypt archaeologists find ancient writer's tomb

Egypt's minister of antiquities says a team of Spanish archaeologists has discovered two tombs in the southern part of the country, one of them belonging to a writer and containing a trove of artifacts including reed pens and a bronze inkwell.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology


7.5-magnitude quake off Papua New Guinea

An earthquake struck late Saturday off Papua New Guinea's eastern coast with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5, the U.S. Geological Survey said.


Related Topix: Papua New Guinea, Oceania, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology

National Public Radio

Hawaii Is Genetically Engineered Crop Flash Point

You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.

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


Landslide gains speed, threatens Wyoming resort homes

A slow-moving landslide threatening the affluent Wyoming community of Jackson is picking up speed, with safety concerns prompting authorities to halt efforts to stabilize the area, city officials said on Friday.


Related Topix: Geology


'Transcendence' Like a Clunky TED Talk

First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Scarlett Johansson, Hot Chicks, Computer Science, Computers, Joaquin Phoenix, Inventions, Science / Technology, PC

Fri Apr 18, 2014


NC State Study: Dan River Water Safe For Farm Use

North Carolina State University scientists say farmers along the Dan River can use surface water for crops and livestock despite a massive release of toxic coal ash more than two months ago.


Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Agriculture

Year after blast, Texas town ponders new plant

West residents watch a search light shinning near the plant site, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in West, Texas.


Related Topix: West, TX, Explosion, Agriculture

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, Natural Disasters, Agriculture

Brandon Sun

New Americans turn to collaborative goat farming to address Vermont food, farm demand

A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock.


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

Northern Michigan News

Larrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets

Pablo Larrazabal couldn't believe what was coming his way. He was playing in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Friday when a swarm of hornets "three times the size of bees" began an assault.


Related Topix: Apiculture

The Age

Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexico City

Shaken ... People comfort each other on the street after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake rattled Mexico City on Friday.


Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology

Lexington Herald-Leader

Ag economists help farmers plot insurance coverage

In arriving at that decision, they will depend in large part on agricultural economists such as those at the Mississippi State University Delta Research and Extension Service who are now assembling projections to help in making that decision.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Mississippi State University

National Public Radio

China Says One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Polluted

Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule.


Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Agriculture

New Hampshire Public Radio -

'Completely Unique': Cave-Dwelling Female Insects Have Penises

Made for a tight grip: The female penis of an insect species newly discovered in Brazil has spines on it.


Related Topix: Entomology, World News, Brazil