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Botulism outbreak killing ducks at refuge

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Matt Baun said Friday the outbreak is not unusual, but has been exacerbated by the drought.

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Related Topix: Weather, Drought

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The York Daily Record

Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors, US News

Belper News

Hurricane set to bathe Derbyshire in September heat

A hurricane is set to pull warm air over Derbyshire next week - making the start of autumn feel more like summer.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Hurricane Cristobal, Weather, Hurricane Bertha

KRNV-TV Reno

US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

A top federal water administrator says several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and "over-allocated" Colorado River basin.

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Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Las Vegas, NV

CBS News

Papua New Guinea volcano erupts; residents evacuated and flights diverted

CANBERRA, Australia -- Several communities were evacuated and some international flights were diverted Friday after a volcanic eruption on Papua New Guinea.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Papua New Guinea, Oceania, World News, Australia,

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Fissure eruption near Icelandic volcano

Iceland authorities say there's been a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash has been detected by the radar system.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Travel, Europe Travel, Iceland Travel, World News, Iceland

WHAS11

Quake rattles southern Greece, capital city

An earthquake has rattled southern Greece and was widely felt in the capital, Athens.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Tsunami, Geology, Science

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Marie and Cristobal: Two Storms and Lots of Questions

As we enter the most active part of the hurricane season in the Atlantic, we have our eyes on both coasts: Tropical Storm Marie in the Pacific and Hurricane Cristobal in the Atlantic.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Hurricane Cristobal, Weather

Kelowna Capital News

Wildfire season will rank among B.C.'s worst

As of Thursday, fires had burned up more than 330,000 hectares across the province and are expected to soon surpass the 337,000 hectares destroyed in the 2010 fire season.

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Related Topix: Fire, Wildfire, Canada

CBS Atlanta

Bucks County Playhouse gives lyricists a boost

A firearms company affiliated with reality TV star Will Hayden is distancing itself from him after his arrest on rape charges.

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Related Topix: Bucks County, PA, Entertainment, Sons of Guns, Television, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Earthquake

ABC News

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, Geology, Science, US Geological Survey, Technical Services

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Judge won't stop water for Klamath salmon

A federal judge Wednesday denied a request by irrigation suppliers in California's Central Valley to stop emergency water releases intended to help salmon hundreds of miles away in the Klamath Basin survive the drought.

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Related Topix: Klamath, CA, Weather, Drought, Fresno, CA, Agriculture, Science, Klamath-River, CA

WKBT

Park officials allow Apostle Islands fire to burn

National Park Service rangers have discovered a fire on one of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior that they say has been burning for weeks.

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Related Topix: Fire, Tornado, Hurricane, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, US National Parks

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KWNN-FM Stockton

Matt Damon Pours Toilet Water on Himself

Matt Damon took a different approach to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: He poured toilet water on himself.

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Related Topix: Science Fiction TV, V, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Challenge, CA, Non-Profit, Comedy, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy Kimmel, Weather, Drought

The Fresno Bee

Feds allows logging in Sierra after huge Rim fire

In this Sept. 25, 2013 file photo, Scott Small, and other National Forest Service crew members work to restore terrain that was bulldozed for a firebreak in the battle against Rim Fire on a nordic ski trail along Dodge Ridge in the Stanislaus National Forest, near Tuolumne City, Calif.

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Related Topix: Tuolumne City, CA, Wildfire, Fire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Amid Ebola fears, Air France urged to stop flights

France's government is asking Air France to suspend flights to the largest city in Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in the region that has killed more than 1,400 people.

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Related Topix: Epidemic

Contra Costa Times

Napa earthquake: Boy hurt by falling bricks: 'I should be dead'

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Napa, CA, UC Davis

Yahoo!

Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano

This is a Aug. 19, 2014 file image taken from video of a sign is posted on the road next to Bardarbunga, a subglacial stratovolcano located under Iceland's largest glacier.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption

Monterey County Herald

Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, Earthquake, Wine, Drink, Napa, CA

KRNV-TV Reno

Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

A 13-year-old boy who was seriously injured by falling bricks during the earthquake that struck California wine country says he initially feared he'd been paralyzed and feels lucky to be alive.

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Related Topix: Earthquake

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