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2 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald
The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.5 quake struck Sunday at 1:17 p.m. PDT about six miles south of Covelo in Mendocino County. The epicenter was about 120 miles from west of Sacramento.
6 hrs ago | Brandon Sun
In January of this year, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers made a presentation to high-ranking officials in British Columbia's Environment Ministry, outlining changes they wanted to environmental review rules for natural gas projects. An outcry from First Nations organizations forced an about-face from Environment Minister Mary Polak, who rescinded the revisions two days after they were passed by order-in-council.
10 hrs ago | WWLP
Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks - so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke.
14 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
Residents in a southern Chinese town protested against a proposed garbage incinerator for a second straight day Sunday, according to witnesses, as police said ringleaders of earlier demonstrations that saw clashes with police should surrender. Hundreds of people gathered on a long street in front of the offices of the government in Guangdong province's Boluo county, with anti-riot police standing by, three residents said.
Agricultural officials are projecting an 11 percent increase in the size of Wisconsin's corn harvest this year. That has farmers worried that prices will drop too low for them to make a profit.
University of New Hampshire scientists are studying weather data to predict when an apple orchard is at risk for infection. By studying the weather models, the researchers at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experimental Station have more accurately determined when fungicides should be sprayed.
In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo, Angie Trombley carries a crate of Islanders, purple-colored heirloom peppers, grown in a caterpillar-style greenhouse at the Squire Tarbox Farm on Westport Island, Maine.
Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, provided a revised draft of their chemical regulation bill to committee chairwoman Barbara Boxer, who told The Associated Press this week that the draft still falls short. The original bill had been panned by some environmental groups, such as Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, who assailed it as "phony reform," although the Environmental Defense Fund supported its introduction as a chance for an eventual breakthrough.
In this Sept. 6, 2014 aerial photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava advances from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii.
Egypt's "boy king" Tutankhamun has gripped the imagination since his tomb was discovered in 1922, and a new exhibition tells the enthralling tale of how archaeologists unearthed and recorded the contents of his 3,000-year-old resting place. "Discovering Tutankhamun", at Oxford University's Ashmolean Museum until Nov. 2, takes visitors through the drama of how Howard Carter found a step leading down into the sand in the Valley of the Kings to the opening of the tomb and the painstaking unwrapping of the king's mummified body.
The UK Government should follow an Irish model of legislation in a bid to tackle legal highs, councils have said. The Local Government Association , which represents 400 councils, wants the UK to follow legislation introduced in Ireland four years ago that bans the sale of all "psychoactive" - or brain altering - drugs and then exempts some, such as alcohol and tobacco.
CANCER patients in Worcestershire, their carers and families are being asked to take part in a survey around the psychological help they are offered during their treatment Macmillan Cancer Support and Coventry has teamed up with Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust to determine how psychological treatment for cancer patients can be improved. The trust has said it is concerned some cancer patients in Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Coventry may not be able to access the support they need The project is being led by consultant clinical psychologist Dr Julie Highfield, who said she hoped gaps in the service could be identified so everyone in the region could receive the same level of support.
Some parents may make things worse for their anxious kids by falling into what researchers call the "protection trap" -- reassuring them, lavishing them with attention or making the threat go away, according to the results of a small study. The finding indicates that certain coddling behaviors may actually boost anxiety, although the study doesn't prove a cause-and-effect relationship.
Detectives investigating a case of reckless endangerment found three infants dead in a Massachusetts home on Thursday. According to a release from the Worcester County District Attorney's Office, investigators were forced to wear hazmat suits to enter the Blackstone home due to "deplorable conditions."
This Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, aerial photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a smoke plume from the June 27th flow from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii.
The nation's corn and soybean farmers will bring in by far the largest harvest ever this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday in a new report. Corn farmers are expected to harvest nearly 14.4 billion bushels of corn, up from last year's 13.9 billion bushel record.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:24 pm
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