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3 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Appeals court upholds EPA's mining restraints

In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the Environmental Protection Agency acted within its authority when it instituted two measures under the Clean Water Act that address damage from surface mining.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

3 hrs ago |

Earthquake spawns tsunami warnings in Japan

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck offshore not far from Fukushima, Japan -- the epicenter of a nuclear crisis following a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami -- the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Earthquake, World News, Japan, Asian Tsunami Disaster, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology

7 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

It is not, however, the second coming of a polar vortex, something the National Weather Service says it regrets tweeting earlier this week.


Related Topix: Weather, Meteorology

10 hrs ago |

Live birds found in Elmo doll at US-Mexico border

The Customs and Border Protection says agriculture specialists found the birds on July 1 after cutting open the doll when an X-ray revealed something unusual about the contents.


Related Topix: Agriculture

10 hrs ago | ABC News

Big Hail Shatters Windows, Flattens Nebraska Crops

Calls have gone out to glass and siding companies and insurance agents after a barrage of hail left a trail of broken windows, damaged houses and ravaged farm fields in parts of western and central Nebraska.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Hailstorm, Agriculture, North Platte, NE

11 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

UVa Medical Center grant to aid rural patients

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has allocated $253,330 to the program designed to help patients living in rural locations far from hospitals.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Merced, CA

15 hrs ago |

Space junk fireball seen in Australia

A fireball the size of a small truck, which shot through the sky over Australia Thursday night, was space junk from Russia's Soyuz rocket, astronomers said.


Related Topix: Astronomy

16 hrs ago |

Business Highlights

Worries over the health of Portugal's biggest bank on Thursday raised fears that the country might run into financial trouble again - just weeks after emerging from a bailout - and trigger a flare-up in the market crisis Europe thought it had quelled.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Agriculture, Jefferson City, MO, us Travel, Travel, Insurance, Wellpoint Health Networks

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Job-search startup helps college grads and companies find each other

Silicon Valley has given the world another matchmaking service -- this one, to set up recent college graduates with gainful employment.


Related Topix: Computer Science, Programming Languages, Science / Technology, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, Berkeley, CA, Ross, CA, UC Berkeley


US officials: Dinosaurs returning home to Mongolia

James T. Hayes leads the New York office of Homeland Security Investigations. He says a sizeable portion of at least 31 fossilized dinosaur remains was returned to Mongolian authorities on Thursday.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Paleontology

US officials: Dinosaurs returning home to Mongolia

U.S. officials on Thursday turned over to the Mongolian government enough 80 million-year-old dinosaur skeletons to stock a museum, including two relics of a kind of dinosaur that a prosecutor said "memorably stampeded" in a Hollywood movie.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Paleontology, Prison

KOLD-TV Tucson

VIDEO: Hawaii student records unbelievable sight in ocean

Amazing video taken by a Hawaii graduate student is going viral because of the never-before-seen image she managed to capture.


Related Topix: Oceanography

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Hot spot: Yellowstone road melts, sites closed

Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Jane Fonda and countless others, has died.


Related Topix: Geology, Yellowstone National Park, US National Parks

ABC News

Agriculture Industry Seeks to Create Right to Farm

In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Missouri

News Herald

Scientists are watching polar bears from space

Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, along with their Canadian collaborators, have begun testing high-resolution satellites to observe, track and count polar bears in the cold recesses of the Arctic.


Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Environment

USA Today

BrusselKale could be the superfood we've been waiting for

BrusselKale could be the superfood we've been waiting for Move over, broccolini, pluots, honey crisp apples and more! There's a new hybrid on the market.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Fruits

Merced Sun-Star

Researchers create less-pungent pepper

The university says in a statement that the pepper was developed "through traditional breeding methods" in the hopes of making the health benefits of hot peppers available to more people.


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

Science Daily

Sugar protects cells from bacterial invasion

No admission for bacteria: Scientists have succeeded in preventing Pseudomonas bacteria from entering host cells with the help of a sugar complex that binds the bacterial protein LecA.


Related Topix: France, World News, Chemistry

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WLUC-TV Negaunee

Poll: Crowd Funding

It's her first foray into the modern-day world of crowdfunding, the practice of using the Internet to raise relatively small amounts of money from a lot of people to finance a project.


Related Topix: North Carolina, Agriculture

KHOU-TV Houston

Ranchers taking advantage of USDA disaster program

Farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick to take advantage of newly available disaster relief funds, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.


Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Blizzard, Weather, Agriculture, Natural Disasters, Drought