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2 hrs ago | 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.


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

7 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Paleontology

11 hrs ago | 680News

New carbon dating suggests Neanderthals had a ample timea to mix with modern humans

Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology

14 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Moses Lake plant building car charging station

The Tri-City Herald reports equipment failures in 2012 and 2013 at SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers released uncontrolled emissions.


Related Topix: Moses Lake, WA, Ecology

18 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Bus rental spat comes as Senate candidates meet

The candidates in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race are answering questions together for the first time amid a squabble over a bus rental.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Agriculture

23 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Farmers hit by flooding, rail delays given more time to repay cash advances

Western farmers unable to market last fall's crop due to rail delays and other transportation issues due to flooding have been granted more time to repay their 2013 cash advances.


Related Topix: Agriculture

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Brandon Sun

New Mexico Chile joins Idaho Potatoes as certified crop; program provides protections

Idaho has its potatoes. Florida has its fresh fruits and juices. Vidalia is the name synonymous with the nation's most famous sweet onion.


Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, Agriculture, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Susana Martinez, US Governors

Redditch Advertiser

County's efforts to help honey bees

In a review by Friends of the Earth, it was discovered that bees are facing possible extinction due to a lack of new habitats.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Life, Food, Honey

The Modesto Bee

Drones, robots to help Laramie students learn math

The school got a state grant of nearly $69,000 to use robots, software and 3-D printers to teach science, technology, engineering and math, the Laramie Boomerang reported Tuesday .


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Laramie, WY, Mathematics, Business News

Red Bluff Daily News

Fisher Stevens goes on a filmmaking 'Mission Blue'

When Fisher Stevens approached prominent oceanographer Sylvia Earle about featuring both her life and her work in a documentary, she resisted the idea.


Related Topix: War Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Hero, Adventure, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Fisher Stevens, Oceanography

NY: Wineries can import grapes to bolster harvest

Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball said Monday the law requires all wines produced on New York farms must contain only grapes, fruit and other products grown in the state.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Drink, Wine

WDTN-TV Dayton

Groups file complaint over Ohioa s food stamp rules

Legal advocates for the poor have filed a civil rights complaint with the federal government over Ohio's move to waive work requirements for food stamp beneficiaries in certain counties while enforcing them in most.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich, Agriculture

Mon Aug 18, 2014


Officials at California slaughterhouse behind massive beef recall indicted on criminal charges

A federal grand jury has indicted four officials at a Northern California slaughterhouse, alleging they slaughtered diseased cows while inspectors were on their lunch breaks and distributed the cattle.

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Related Topix: Meat, Life, Beef, Food, Agriculture

Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

This Nov. 6, 2011 file photo shows pieces of a chimney that toppled and went through the roof after an earthquake in Sparks, Okla.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Sparks, OK, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Prague, OK

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Virginia Corn Crop Expected to Decline in 2014

The forecast is based on Aug. 1 conditions as surveyed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays

Report: Average cost to raise a child tops $245,000

A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.

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

Average cost to raise a child hits $245,000

New parents be warned: It could cost nearly a quarter of a million dollars to raise your child -- and that's not even including the cost of college.


Related Topix: Agriculture, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Opinion

Richard III's bones reveal luxury lifestyle

Tests on the long-lost skeleton of Richard III reveal the medieval monarch had a taste for rich foods such as peacock, heron and swan, and that his liking for the finer things in life -- including wine -- increased significantly after he became the king of England.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology, Wisdom Teeth, Health, Fasting, Opinion

The Island Packet

Immigration crisis at border afflicts heartland harvest

States farther away from the U.S.-Mexico border, though, are reckoning with a different set of challenges: a skimpy agriculture labor market and cumbersome immigrant-worker programs that go unfixed amid partisan gridlock on Capitol Hill.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Agriculture, Life, Fruits, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham

Sun Aug 17, 2014


Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an ... (more)


Related Topix: BrightSource Energy, Startups, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Las Vegas, NV, Entomology