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1 hr ago | Monterey County Herald

Storms dump heavy rain across northern Caribbean

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands braced for heavy rains and strong winds Friday as a cluster of storms swirled across the northern Caribbean.

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Related Topix: Weather, Flood

5 hrs ago | KEX-AM Portland

Drought Lifts Western US - Literally

If you're in the western US, the ground you're standing on may be a little higher than it was a few years ago.

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Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Albuquerque, NM

5 hrs ago | WXOW-TV La Crosse

Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours.

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

6 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

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Two men in California wanted to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge to End ALS , but their state is running short on water.

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Related Topix: Weather, Drought

11 hrs ago | KMIZ

DEA tightens rules on hydrocodone products

On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Administration tried to combat this epidemic by saying it will tighten controls on hydrocodone products, some of the most commonly misused narcotic painkillers on the market.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Epidemic

15 hrs ago | WHAS11

Quake hits northern Greece; no damage, injuries

Seismologists say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 has struck the northern Greek region of Halkidiki, rattling the area but causing no damage or injuries.

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Related Topix: Earthquake

19 hrs ago | WJRT

American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

ATLANTA - As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Epidemic, Emory University

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Whittier Daily News

a Life After Lawnsa gives insight into drought-tolerant yards

The final pitfall listed by the authors of “Life After Lawns,” Molly Bogh and Bill Schnetz, is “thinking the garden is finished.” Truer words were never spoken.

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Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Home Gardening, Home

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, Drought, Oceanography, Science, 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, Drought, Agriculture, Science

NewsOK.com

Airlines, cruise ships monitoring Caribbean system

Airlines and cruise ship companies are monitoring the progress of a tropical disturbance approaching the Lesser Antilles at the eastern end of the Caribbean.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, us Travel, Travel/Tourism, Carnival Cruise

USA Today

Airlines monitor possible volcanic activity in Iceland

Airlines are keeping Seismic activity in Iceland around the Bardarbunga volcano served as a reminder of massive flight disruptions in 2010 from an earlier eruption.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Travel

Times Herald

Thursday's forecast: Wet and stormy across U.S.

Many spots across the northern tier of the nation will see a wet Thursday, while the most intense heat wave of the summer roasts most of the South.

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Related Topix: Weather, Heat Wave

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

The California Highway Patrol says one of its officers could face serious charges in the videotaped beating of a woman on the side of a freeway.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Weather, Drought, California

WRAL.com

California drought stings bees, honey supplies

The state is traditionally one of the country's largest honey producers, with abundant crops and wildflowers that provide the nectar that bees turn into honey.

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

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

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, Drought, California Government, Agriculture, Science, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Agoura Hills, CA

ReporterHerald.com

Colorado buys fire-spotting planes to battle fires

Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks, deploying aircraft designed to pinpoint the location of blazes quicker after the first sighting of smoke with the aim of beginning suppression efforts faster.

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Related Topix: Fire, Wildfire, Black Forest, CO, El Paso County, CO

WFAA-TV Dallas

Surface water, groundwater, and drought

California law and state government treat surface water and groundwater differently, with both resources coming under scrutiny as a three-year drought lingers.

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Related Topix: Weather, Drought, California Government, California

WLUK-TV Green Bay

A view of FOX 11's Doppler radar tower amid falling snow.

The Old Farmer's Almanac , the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation.

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Related Topix: Weather, Hurricane

KBMT

Report: Up to 30,000 would need Ebola drugs to fight outbreak

If scientists were to develop the cure for Ebola, how much would they need to stop the largest outbreak in known history? In an opinion piece published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, Oxford University epidemiologist Oliver Brady said "tens of thousands of doses of experimental drugs are needed to fight" the deadly Ebola outbreak happening in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Food and Drug Administration

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