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1 hr ago | Click Orlando

General Mills to demand suppliers cut greenhouse gases

So General Mills has unveiled a corporate policy that includes insisting that its suppliers take steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions as well as water usage.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture

1 hr ago | Brandon Sun

New research: Carbon dioxide turns ocean water more acidic, posing risks to Alaska fisheries

The release of carbon dioxide into the air from factory smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says.

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Related Topix: Oceanography

3 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Strong quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.3 quake was centered in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, about 260 miles east-southeast of Mexico City.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, World News, Mexico

7 hrs ago | Daily World

4.3 magnitude quake hits northern Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 struck northern Oklahoma on Monday night.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Geology, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

8 hrs ago | WMDT

WIC Goes From Paper To Plastic

The Division of Public Health Women, Infants, and Children program, better known as WIC, is making a big move from paper to plastic.

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Related Topix: Delaware, Delaware Government, Agriculture

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Cloverdale Reporter

Consultation sheds light on farmland changes

Should energy co-generation be allowed on farms, using manure or other biodegradable waste to produce methane gas and carbon dioxide? These are some of the questions included in the B.C. government's consultation on changes to Agricultural Land Reserve regulations, released this week.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

KHOU-TV Houston

Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.

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Related Topix: Oceanography, Annapolis, MD

The Wichita Eagle

Like or dona t like EPAa s power-plant rule? Nowa s your turn to tell them why

In a conference call with reporters Monday, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy – who testified before Congress on the rule last week – said that the hearings will give citizens a key opportunity to give their two cents on the proposal, which has generated strong pushback from the power industry and Republicans in Congress.

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Related Topix: Environment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

Cybercast News Service

Famine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data

Market shelves are bare. Children are getting skinnier. Warnings of mass hunger have been made.

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Related Topix: Famine, Natural Disasters, Travel, World News, Sudan Travel, Africa Travel, Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Agriculture

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Bumper crop of Ohio corn drives down prices

The high corn yields from this year and last year are forcing a drop in prices not seen in the past five years.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

Bournemouth Echo

National Parks will be protected from fracking, pledges government as licences are up for grabs

The policy was unveiled as the latest bidding process for shale companies seeking licences to explore for oil and gas was opened.

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Related Topix: Environment

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Salisbury Journal

Transparent pesticide studies urged

Research into the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides - which have been linked to declines in bees - will be funded by manufacturers under Government plans MPs have raised concerns over Government plans to allow pesticide manufacturers to fund "critical" research examining the impact of their chemicals on bees.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Entomology, Agriculture

CFRB

Busy bees give PM's wife stinging reception in Toronto

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's wife probably would have preferred a taste of honey but ended up on the business end of a bee sting.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Stephen Harper

The Star Press

Indiana fruit crops take another weather beating

The polar vortex that plunged Indiana into a deep freeze in January has taken a toll on the state's peach crop, and an April cold snap has done the same for apples.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Life, Fruits, Food, Bedford, IN

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Health alert for Missouri company's chicken

JULY 08: Meat is displayed in a case at a grocery store July 8, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Kansas City, MO, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

The Island Packet

NU to host seminar on USDA small business grants

The seminar will take place on July 31 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Union, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. USDA National Program Leader Mary Ann Rozum will give a presentation on how businesses can receive Small Business Innovation Research grants.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Nebraska, Small Business, Personal Finance, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Tri-cityherald.com

Grain cradling runs in Maryland family

The cradle, which has four metal fingers and a blade attached to a long handle, was used by slashing stalks of grain.

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Related Topix: Carroll County, MD, Hampstead, MD, Baltimore County, MD, Agriculture

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Incubator farms nurture agriculture entrepreneurs

A physicist from Armenia, a juice-maker from Bermuda and a Burmese sushi chef are crafting new careers in agriculture under a program that applies the business incubator model to farming.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Marketing, Life, Food, Vegetables, New York, Cornell University, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Myrtle Beach Online

Iowa college lets other researchers use technology

Those are some of the high-caliber, high-dollar tools that Honts, an associate professor of cell and molecular biology at Drake University, has access to this summer during a unique program hosted by the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine.

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Related Topix: Biology, Drake University, University of Iowa, Loras College, Computers, Business News

News Observer

Dropping crop prices may push rents down

Farmers' profits this year and next will be "considerably below" the levels of the past few years, economist Gary Schnitkey said.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

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