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1 hr ago | The Wichita Eagle

Court agrees to review Alaska Roadless Rule case

A full federal appeals court will review the decision allowing Alaska's Tongass National Forest to be exempt from federal restrictions on road-building and timber harvests in "roadless" areas."

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Related Topix: Alaska, Alaska Government, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Agriculture, Sean Parnell, US Governors

Fri Aug 29, 2014

ABC15.com

New York dairy co-op gets school yogurt contract

New York's Upstate Niagara dairy cooperative will supply its Greek yogurt to public schools across three states under a federal school lunch pilot program.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Charles Schumer, Democrat, US News, Agriculture

Vallejo Times-Herald

Historic groundwater legislation passed by California Assembly

The state Assembly today narrowly approved a package of bills designed to regulate the pumping of groundwater in California for the first time in state history and make the most significant changes to state water law in 50 years.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Twain, CA, Paso Robles, CA

San Bernardino County Sun

New a Walking with Dinosaursa brings the past to life with updated findings

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Sept.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Paleontology

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Wisconsin cranberry industry woos Chinese buyers

Stevens Point Journal Media reports the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection hosted a group of potential buyers from China this past week to talk to local farmers and tour facilities.

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Related Topix: Stevens Point, WI, Agriculture, Life, Fruits, Food

Romsey Advertiser

Blake Lively was attacked by a swarm of bees on a fashion shoot

Blake Lively has revealed how her birthday was almost ruined - when she was attacked by bees the day before her big day.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Hot Chicks, Blake Lively, Entomology

Romsey Advertiser

Halt badger culls, minister urged

The Badger Trust sought a court ruling to block a new cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset without an independent expert panel A new plea has been made to Environment Secretary Liz Truss to stop the latest badger culls and save hundreds of animals from "potentially unnecessary and inhumane deaths".

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Related Topix: Agriculture

WMC-TV Memphis

USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans.

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

WHAS11

Quake rattles southern Greece, capital city

An earthquake has rattled southern Greece and was widely felt in the capital, Athens.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Tsunami, Geology

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

No. 2 House Republican faces unlikely challenge

Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?" It's a provocative query and the foundation of Garcia's long-shot challenge to McCarthy, a four-term incumbent who rose to power after another GOP leader thought unsinkable, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Eric Cantor, Agriculture, 2012 Presidential Election

USA Today

U.S. to resume oil drilling leases in California

U.S. to resume oil drilling leases in California The decision follows a study that found limited environmental impacts from fracking.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, McKittrick, CA, Geology

Cybercast News Service

Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Archaeology, Anthropology

The Las Vegas Sun

Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.

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Related Topix: Death Valley National Park, US National Parks, Oceanography, UC San Diego

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Pit bull saves Ore. boy from bees

Tuesday evening, a group of kids were playing near a creek down a steep embankment behind their apartment complex when one of the kids stepped on a rotten log, unleashing a swarm of bees.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Kids, Family

The Capital-Journal

Low milk price, high feed costs prompt USDA to launch dairy subsidy program

Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn't factor in the price of corn.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Agriculture

NewsOK.com

5 things to know about earthquake faults

The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Geology

The Republic

Philippine economy grows 6.4 percent in 2Q

The Philippine economy expanded by 6.4 percent in the second quarter and tied with Malaysia as the second fastest growing in Asia during the period, officials said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

Surreycomet.co.uk

Migration to UK soars to 243,000

The Government's attempts to slash net migration to the tens of thousands have been dealt another blow as official figures revealed another jump in arrivals to the UK.

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Related Topix: Mathematics

Science Daily

NOAA's Marine Debris Program reports on national issue of derelict fishing traps

Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict traps, which continue to catch fish, crabs, and other species such as turtles.

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Related Topix: Environment, North Carolina

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Science Daily

Museum specimens, modern cities show how an insect pest will respond to climate change

Century-old museum specimens hold clues to how global climate change will affect a common insect pest that can weaken and kill trees -- and the news is not good.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Global Warming, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

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