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3 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

Wireless Design & Development

New Smartphone App Can Detect Newborn Jaundice in Minutes

Newborn jaundice: It's one of the last things a parent wants to deal with, but it's unfortunately a common condition in babies less than a week old.

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Related Topix: University of Washington, Pediatrics, Medicine, Computer Science

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Raw milk sickens 45 in Utah

The cases of campylobacteriosis have been linked to raw milk or cream purchased at Ropelato Dairy in Weber County, the department said in a statement Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Autos

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Solar system surrounded by a big gas bubble

And, oh, what a bubble it is: About 300 light years long , and its walls are made of hot gas.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Explosion, Astronomy

ABC2 Maryland

Former Naval Academy dairy farm to be organic

Anne Arundel County officials say the current tenants of the former Naval Academy dairy farm will resume organic operation of the property.

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Related Topix: Naval Academy, MD, Anne Arundel County, MD, Gambrills, MD, Agriculture

Tue Aug 26, 2014

NBC Chicago

More Quakes, Aftershocks Rock Napa

Two days after the biggest earthquake in 25 years hit the Bay Area, four more smaller quakes and aftershocks rumbled through wine country.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Vallejo, CA, Geology, American Canyon, CA

Lake Cowichan Gazette

B.C. VIEWS: Ruts in road to farmland changes

The month-long Agricultural Land Commission consultation closed Aug. 22, and the B.C. government is compiling the feedback received from a province-wide tour and invitation to comment.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Canada, Opinion

The Washington Post

2 new Maya civilization centers studied in Mexico

Archaeologists in Mexico have found an ancient Maya city in the state of Campeche and rediscovered another forest-covered site that first was stumbled upon in the 1970s.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology, World News

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