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17 min ago | 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

1 hr ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | 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

KTVK Phoenix

UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous.

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Related Topix: Environment, Global Warming

KFI

California firm recalls Caesar salad kits

A Southern California food company has recalled nearly 93,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam's Club stores over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

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Related Topix: California, Agriculture, Food Science

WHAS11

Activists file complaint over 25 monkey deaths

An animal-rights group has filed a federal complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture against an Everett research lab over the deaths of 25 monkeys shipped to Washington.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

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