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4 hrs ago | The Tribune

Texas marijuana farm a rare find near border

On land once used to grow watermelons and grain, 8-foot tall marijuana plants swayed under a canopy of mesquite.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Raymondville, TX, Willacy County, TX

8 hrs ago | Click2Houston

Experimental SpaceX rocket self-detonates

A small rung on a long ladder to Mars broke on Friday, when a rocket test in Texas ended in a midair ball of fire.

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Related Topix: Texas, Science / Technology, Space, Entomology, NASA

11 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

63 trillion gallons of water lost to drought

About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Oceanography, UC San Diego

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Brandon Sun

Agriculture dominates second day of prime minister's northern tour

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is on the second leg of his annual visit to Canada's North, armed with initiatives to promote fresh food production in the region.

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Related Topix: Stephen Harper, Agriculture, North America, Canada, World News,

Cybercast News Service

Mexico creates special force for economic crime

Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Mexico, Agriculture,

The Wichita Eagle

Un-bee-lievable: 50,000 bees living in NYC ceiling

TV reports beekeepers removed the swarm from Frieda Turkmenilli's ceiling this week after her neighbors in Queens alerted the building manager.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Weird

ABC News

Dinosaur Footprints Set for Public Display in Utah

A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include prints left behind by an ankylosaurus , dromaeosaurus and a menacing ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex, are set to be opened to the public this fall near Moab, Utah.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Paleontology, Moab, UT

KIDK CBS 3

2nd co-owner of plant charged over bad meat

A second former co-owner of the California slaughterhouse involved in a recall of nearly 9 million pounds of meat was charged with knowingly processing and distributing meat from cancerous cows, court documents released this week say.

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Related Topix: Prison, Agriculture

Cybercast News Service

New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, New England, ND, Life, Food, Local Food, Vegetables, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Brandon Sun

Statistics Canada says farmers won't reap records for most crops this year

The agency's July farm survey says farmers can expect production to return to more normal levels for wheat, canola and corn for grain after records last year.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

Cybercast News Service

GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 5 inches of water.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Oceanography, UC San Diego

Brandon Sun

Worst drought in decades is threatening crisis in Central America's food supply, experts warn

Central America is having one of its worst droughts in decades, and experts warned Thursday that major farm losses and the deaths of hundreds of cattle in the region could leave hundreds of thousands of families without food.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture

CNN

Traffic lights are dangerously easy to hack

Anyone with a radio hooked up to a laptop can wreck havoc by remotely changing lights at will -- or by shutting them all down.

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Related Topix: Computer Science, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi

WHAM-AM Rochester

High School Kid Arrested For Writing About Shooting a Dinosaur

It's only August, but an overzealous teacher and some overzealous cops have already landed a high school student in serious trouble for having - or, in this case, merely imagining - something that represents a weapon, but isn't actually anything remotely like a real weapon.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Dinosaur, Paleontology, Charleston, SC

Berkshire Eagle

Greek archaeology site sparks intense interest

Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece that has captivated the public's imagination have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology

KRNV-TV Reno

Greek mound excavators: No tours please, too busy

Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology

Science, Industry and Business

Water leads to chemical that gunks up biofuels production

Study shows water trips up key chemical reactions that turn plants into fuels, provides scientific principles that can speed up biofuel development Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process helps ... (more)

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Biomass

Cybercast News Service

California drought stings bees, honey supplies

California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Apiculture, Agriculture, Los Banos, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KTUL-TV Tulsa

Drought has state debating its unregulated pumping

Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California Government, Agriculture, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Agoura Hills, CA

KMBC-TV

Hiker finds 125-million-year-old dino tracks

A hiker has discovered a new collection of footprints left behind 125 million years ago by a number of different dinosaurs.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Paleontology

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