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1 hr ago | KMIZ

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.

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

1 hr ago | 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

3 hrs ago | Reuters

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.

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Related Topix: Geology

7 hrs ago | EDGE

'Transcendence' Like a Clunky TED Talk

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

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

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WITN

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.

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Related Topix: North Carolina State University, Agriculture

Tri-cityherald.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Entomology, World News, Brazil

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Coffee surges on renewed concern about crop

The price of coffee surged on Thursday on renewed concerns about the outlook for Brazil's crop.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Agriculture, Fort Lauderdale, FL

National Public Radio

BNSF Outlines Fertilizer Shipment Plan To Feds

BNSF Railway Co. will add trains in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana solely for transporting fertilizer for spring crop planting, the railroad has told a federal oversight board.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Juan Gabriel expected to leave hospital soon

Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year.

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Related Topix: Juan Gabriel, Latin, Astronomy

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

FILE - In this photo provided by the South Dakota Attorney Generals Office is Cheryl Miller's driver's license that was found in a 1960 Studebaker pulled from a creek near Alcester, S.D. .

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Related Topix: Alcester, SD, Elk Point, SD, Agriculture, Vermillion, SD

SFGate

Union Pacific railroad's 1Q profit up 14 percent

The harsh winter didn't keep Union Pacific railroad from delivering 14 percent higher quarterly profit as it hauled more agricultural, industrial and coal shipments.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Transportation, Union Pacific, Railroads, Business News

Halstead Gazette

Earthquake rattles English region

The 3.2-magnitude earthquake, powered from a depth of 2.5 miles, struck the Oakham area of Rutland at 7.07am.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Leicestershire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Geology, Northamptonshire County, England,

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