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Doubling up for MDS Boot Drive

The International Association of Firefighters and the Muscular Dystrophy Association are celebrating 60 years of fundraising together.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Beach Connection

Recent Oregon Coast Science Findings: Ice Age Landscape, Whales

Oregon State University in Corvallis and its satellite facility in Newport have made some fascinating finds regarding whales and how the west coast looked during the Ice Age.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Oregon State University, Newport, OR, Yachats, OR, US Geological Survey, us Travel, Travel

KXVO

Champion Boxers Fight Back Against Muscle Disease

Ortiz will introduce R&B sensation Aloe Blacc's performance of his hit "The Man."

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Related Topix: Punk, Pop/Rock, Fall Out Boy, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Hip-Hop

Examiner.com

It's MDA Telethon time - with a little social media help

What does MDA do? Our mission is to save and improve lives for people fighting muscle disease.

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Related Topix: Muscular Dystrophy Association, Dance, LeAnn Rimes, Country, Reality TV, Entertainment, Nashville, Television

Scientific American

Earthquake Strikes Southern Greece, Felt In Athens

A strong earthquake shook southern Greece on Friday and was felt as far as Athens but there were no immediate reports of casualties or serious damage.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Alturas

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Friday morning 45 miles from Alturas, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Alturas, CA, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Three Ebola fighters tell their...

The Scripps Research Institute, the humanitarian group PCI, and Mapp Biopharmaceutical are allies in a global program to fight the uncontrolled Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Related Topix: Scripps Research Institute, Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, San Diego, CA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KOLO-TV Reno

MDA Helps Northern Nevada Residents

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is one of the leading nonprofit health organizations sponsoring research in the fight against neuromuscular diseases.

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Related Topix: Muscular Dystrophy Association, Sparks, NV, Reno, NV

SFBG Politics Blog

Predicting earthquakes, from 14-year-old prophets to train-stopping...

Earlier today, I called my mother, a natural disaster film junkie, and asked her, "Do you know of any movies where someone predicts natural disasters, but no one believes the guy, and so everything goes a little haywire?" "10.5, Day After Tomorrow, 2012, Volcano, Deep Impact, and Knowing," she replied without any hesitation.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Napa, CA, Geology, Science, US Geological Survey

KXVO

ABC Stars Unite to Fight Back Against Muscle Disease During MDA Show of Strength Telethon

Viewers tuning into the 2014 telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association will enjoy heart-felt appeals and introductions from some of the network's leading stars, including "As a soon-to-be mother of two, supporting charities that help children in any way is something that is very important to me," said Milano.

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Related Topix: Muscular Dystrophy Association

KFI

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: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Geology, Science, US Geological Survey, San Andreas, CA

Fox News

Epa Power Grab? Rep claims maps prove secret private property plot

A top House Republican is charging that the Environmental Protection Agency secretly drafted highly detailed maps of U.S. waterways to set the stage for a controversial plan to expand regulatory power over streams and wetlands, a claim the EPA strongly denies.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lamar Smith, US Geological Survey

Inhabitat

South Napa Earthquake Cracks Open New Fears of 'The Big One'

The South Napa earthquake that struck northern California on Sunday has cracked open new fears among state residents that "the big one" is imminent.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

Wed Aug 27, 2014

News9 Oklahoma City

3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Stillwater

According to U.S. Geological Survey, this earthquake was recorded at 10:44 a.m. Its epicenter was located nine miles west of Stillwater and 18 miles northeast of Guthrie.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

ECNmag

Scripps Research Institute scientists link alcohol-dependence gene to neurotransmitter

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have solved the mystery of why a specific signaling pathway can be associated with alcohol dependence.

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Related Topix: Scripps Research Institute, Genetics, Medicine

Science Daily

Southwest U.S. May Face 'Megadrought' This Century

Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decade long drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a "megadrought" - one that lasts over 30 years - ranges from 20 to 50 percent over the next century.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Global Warming, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, University of Arizona, Texas

Sys-Con Media

Country Stars Fight Back Against Muscle Disease During 49th Annual MDA Show of Strength Telethon

Viewers tuning into the 2014 telethon, one of America's longest-standing and beloved fundraising and entertainment events, will enjoy musical performances and heartfelt appeals from the country stars, who appear on the show to help raise funds and awareness in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's mission to save and improve the lives of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Muscular Dystrophy Association, Country, Rascal Flatts

New Scientist

Californian earthquake piles stress on dangerous fault

It was bad, and it might make things worse. The magnitude-6.0 earthquake that hit northern California in the early hours of 24 August piled stress on to the Hayward fault, which is due for a major rupture.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, California, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

Business Journal

Seismologist: New rules allow oil, gas regulators to react quickly to earthquakes

Texas seismologist Crag Pearson explained in greater detail Monday how the Railroad Commission would enforce new rules on wastewater injection wells if they pass later this year.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

Tue Aug 26, 2014

AlertNet

California quake warning system delayed by lack of funding

A system to provide early warnings of earthquakes such as the one which shook California's wine country this week is planned and ready to go, but two years after the scientific work finished, the funding is still being lined up.

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Related Topix: California, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, World News, Japan,

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