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11 min ago | The Island Packet

Expedition sailing to recover sunken gold off SC coast

A remotely operated submersible used to recover artifacts beneath the ocean sits on the deck of the Odyssey Explorer in North Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.


Related Topix: Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC, Hurricane, Isle of Palms, SC

Tue Apr 22, 2014


Obama surveys scene of sadness, death at mudslide

Marine One helicopter, carrying President Barack Obama, takes an aerial tour of Oso on Tuesda above the site of the deadly mudslide that struck the community in March.


Related Topix: Mudflow, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Oso, WA, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Maria Cantwell, US Senate, Patty Murray

The Olympian

Obama views mudslide scene, mourns with survivors

Evidence of the mudslide's power was everywhere: trees ripped from the ground, a highway paved with mud and debris, a river's course altered.


Related Topix: Mudflow, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Oso, WA

Oso, Wash., Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 41; 4 Still Missing

Authorities announced Monday that the death toll from last month's mudslide near Oso, Wash., had risen to 41. Four people are still listed as missing.


Related Topix: Oso, WA, Mudflow, Landslide

Lingering drought affects green Texas campuses

The lingering drought has forced some Texas Panhandle school districts to dig wells or install artificial turf to keep athletic fields and campuses green.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Education Etc., Amarillo, TX


Fire kills child in Brush

Crime scene tape is visible at a house in the 30000 block of Highway 6 this morning where a fire killed a 4-year-old boy trapped in the basement Sunday evening.


Related Topix: Fire, Brush, CO, Fort Morgan, CO, Morgan County, CO, Wildfire

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KURB-FM Little Rock

Increased Calls for Early Warning Earthquake System on West Coast

Following Mexico's 7.2-magnitude earthquake on April 18, lawmakers and experts are calling for an early warning system for the West Coast.


Related Topix: Earthquake, California, UC Berkeley

Whittier Daily News

How conserving water, energy isna t always about a a greena lifestyle

Last fall, Lorrie Ourada took advantage of LADWP's cash for grass rebate by redoing her front yard.


Related Topix: Porter-Ranch, CA, Weather, Drought, Home Gardening, Home

Stowaway mussel surfs Japanese tsunami debris to B.C.

A sea creature unfamiliar in Canadian waters has hitchhiked its way across the Pacific Ocean on a piece of suspected tsunami debris from Japan's 2011 earthquake.


Related Topix: Tsunami

Obama to visit Washington mudslide Tuesday

President Obama plans to visit the Oso mudslide Tuesday to meet with victim families and first responders one month after a hillside gave way and buried about three-dozen homes.


Related Topix: Mudflow, Landslide


Minor Earthquake Shakes Hawthorne Area

The University of Nevada, Reno Seismological Laboratory says the magnitude-3.1 temblor at 8:35 a.m. was centered 10 miles east of Hawthorne and some 140 miles southeast of Reno.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Reno, NV

CBC News

Water levels in N.B. rising after 35-km-long ice mass breaks in half

Emergency officials in New Brunswick are keeping a close eye on ice that is slowly moving down the St. John River after a 35-kilometre ice jam broke in two overnight.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Madawaska, ME, Flood

Sun Apr 20, 2014


California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses And Even Schools

Cannon Michael's farm grows tomatoes, melons and onions, among other crops. This year, however, Michael will have to fallow one-fifth of the land due to the drought Cannon Michael runs an 11,000-acre farm in California's Central Valley.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, California, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables, Mendota, CA

Journal Gazette

Ohio hog farms hit by disease that kills baby pigs

The disease is causing worry for the hog industry because severe strains of the virus can wipe out a farm's entire supply of baby pigs.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Epidemic, Life, Food, Pork, Meat


Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Boxer Who Inspired Bob...

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday.


Related Topix: Prison, Paterson, NJ, Hurricane

ABC News

Large Wildfire in Dutch National Park

A large wildfire has destroyed at least 350 hectares in the Netherlands' Hoge Veluwe National Park, in one of the largest fires seen in the region for decades, Dutch authorities say.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Netherlands, World News

Nanaimo Daily News

New Brunswick village of Perth-Andover still facing possibility of flood

The New Brunswick village of Perth-Andover is closely watching the St. John River this morning after a massive ice jam moved through the Grand Falls dam north of the community and joined another patch of ice further downstream.


Related Topix: Canada, Flood,

St. Cloud Times

10 fastest rising food prices

Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Life, Food, Meat, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

News Herald

Yarnell shrine scarred by wildfire but still standing

They were helping their parents pack up the 70-year-old house in Yarnell, but once or twice each hour, one of the three Wasson brothers would scramble up the rocky hill on the property to see how close the wildfire was getting.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Arizona

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Philippines boosts MERS monitoring after UAE nurse scare

The Philippines said Saturday it was stepping up its defences against the deadly MERS virus, with the large numbers of Filipino workers in the Middle East seen as potential carriers.


Related Topix: Epidemic