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1 hr ago | WIS-TV Columbia

People choosing to live 'la vida locavore'

Not only do they believe locally produced food tastes better, but getting food from local sources also helps support their neighbors and the area's economy.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Slow Food, Local Food, Montgomery, AL, Agriculture, Vegetables, E. Coli, Health

5 hrs ago | Ottawa Citizen

6.7 earthquake rattles area off northern Vancouver Island; no tsunami expected

Glass rattled, buildings swayed, but no damage was reported after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit off the northern coast of Vancouver Island on Wednesday night.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Tsunami, Geology, Canada

10 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

Ballard elected to Academy of Arts and Sciences

The University of Rhode Island oceanography professor best known for discovering the wreck of the Titanic has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Related Topix: University of Rhode Island, Oceanography

Wed Apr 23, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.


Related Topix: Vermont, IL, Vermont, Vermont Government, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Agriculture, Entomology, Healthcare Law, Law

CBS Local

Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake Hits Near Vancouver Island

The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 6.7 quake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Palmer, AK, Tsunami


Some Harris County feral hogs head to food banks

Some property-destroying feral hogs being trapped in the Houston area will be butchered and the meat donated to food banks.


Related Topix: Agriculture

WKYC-TV Cleveland

Fracking foes challenge Ohio earthquake assurancesFracking foes...

A concerned citizens' group in a northeast Ohio region where earthquakes have been tied to fracking says it won't take the word of state regulators that new permitting guidelines adequately address public safety.


Related Topix: Ohio, Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Geology

Canadian Business Magazine

Native American remains in San Francisco Bay Area lead to clash between tribe, archaeologists

Archaeologists and Native Americans are clashing over Indian remains and artifacts that were excavated during a construction project in the San Francisco Bay Area and then reburied at an undisclosed location, a newspaper reported.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology


Texas quarantine expanded for citrus disease

The state Department of Agriculture has expanded a quarantine area to slow the spread of the citrus greening disease for two South Texas counties.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Hidalgo County, TX, Entomology

WATE-TV Knoxville

APNewsBreak: Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.

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Related Topix: Bulgaria, World News, Agriculture, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.


Related Topix: Prison, Missouri, Violent Crime, Agriculture

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

USDA awards $6 million for climate change study

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $6 million to 10 universities to finance the study of what climate change means to agriculture and strategies for helping farmers and ranchers deal with weather changes.


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

St. Cloud Times

Group: Deadly asteroids more frequent than thought

Deadly space rocks big enough to destroy a city hit the Earth much more often than thought - perhaps as often as once a century, according to new calculations by a non-profit group devoted to preventing Space rocks big enough to destroy a city hit the Earth much more often than thought, according to an estimate by a private group devoted to ... (more)


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Non-Profit, Dinosaur, Paleontology, Explosion

The Olympian

In Internet TV case, justices show concern

The high court heard arguments in a dispute between television broadcasters and Aereo Inc., which takes free television signals from the airwaves and charges subscribers to watch the programs on laptop computers, smartphones and even their large-screen televisions.


Related Topix: TV, Electronics, US News, Stephen Breyer, Computers, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Computer Science

The Columbian

High court hears streaming TV case

Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can side with broadcasters in a copyright challenge to an Internet startup company without threatening the burgeoning world of cloud computing.


Related Topix: US News, Stephen Breyer, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Computer Science, Computers

Frank Lloyd Wright tower opens for public tours

The 15-story tower at SC Johnson's headquarters in southeastern Wisconsin is regarded as one of the country's most important examples of cantilevered architecture.


Related Topix: Entomology, Spring Green, WI


Japan, US struggle to bridge gap on freer trade

Japanese and U.S. negotiators are struggling to reach a preliminary agreement on a free trade pact that might have served as a centerpiece for President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo this week.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Agriculture, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives

Fort Francis Times

Navajo Nation lawmakers take up bills that aim to combat diabetes on vast reservation

Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy lifestyles.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, us Travel, Travel, Agriculture

Daily Journal

Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Daily News Journal

Voices: On Earth Day 2014, a climate change challenge

"NEW YORK a?? Generations, political ideologies, styles and social differences were bridged, if but for a brief moment, as thousands marched along the vehicle-less avenue.


Related Topix: Environment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Global Warming