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2 hrs ago | ABC News

USGS: 6.1-Magnitude Quake Shakes Northern Chile

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.1 earthquake has struck off Chile's northern coast.

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Related Topix: Geology, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Tsunami

7 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Herbicide-resistant weeds trouble Midwestern farms

Critics say the emergence of so-called superweeds - ones that have developed a resistance to glyphosate, the generic name for Monsanto's herbicide Roundup - was inevitable as farmers use the same herbicide year after year, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Norborne, MO, Business News

11 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

Program provides 10K free park passes to patients

Ten thousand Maine patients and their families will get free state park passes through a partnership between the state and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

15 hrs ago | KMIZ

Seven earthquakes shake Oklahoma two days

The most severe temblor registered 4.3 near Langston, the U.S. Geological Survey site showed, delivering a rumble to Logan County, north of Oklahoma City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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

16 hrs ago | KMBC-TV

Catching the summer of supermoons

July's supermoon happened Friday evening and peaked early Saturday morning, on July 12. But night owls, stargazers and early morning risers will be able to feast their eyes on more lunar showings soon.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Astronomy, California

19 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Elk Grove students grateful for continued ag funds

As the State Fair began last week, 18 Elk Grove High School students showed off sheep and other animals they spent the past year raising in one of the area's largest agriculture education programs.

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Related Topix: Elk Grove, CA, Education Etc., Agriculture, Jerry Brown, US Governors

23 hrs ago | KTEN-TV Denison

Multiple earthquakes rattle central Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey says at least four earthquakes have rattled central Oklahoma, including a 4.3-magnitude temblor near Langston.

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Related Topix: Geology, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Sunherald.com

Fungus infects black walnut trees in Salem

Oregon Department of Agriculture plants expert Dan Hilburn tells the Salem Statesman Journal that the public is likely to notice black walnut trees declining over the next five to 10 years.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Boulder, CO

Chillicothe Gazette

Fly fishing techniques can enhance fun

I suspect most anglers curl their lips a little when someone mentions "Fly fishing."

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Related Topix: Entomology

Sunherald.com

Aronia berry gaining market foothold in US

Its rise from being a novelty item at farmers markets into a multimillion-dollar U.S. industry even includes a name change, from the common chokeberry - so named centuries ago by European settlers who found the tart, astringent berry more pretty than palatable - to the aronia berry, derived from its genus, Aronia melanocarpa.

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Related Topix: Supplement, Aronia, Agriculture

Lexington Herald-Leader

Georgia firms eye commercial uses of drones

Unmanned aircraft may still be most associated with weapons of war, but that's quickly changing - and not just because of cool fireworks videos.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, Agriculture, Privacy, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft

WSOCTV

Steven Spielberg - dinosaur hunter' photo goes viral

Steven Spielberg attends "Transformers: Age Of Extinction" New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on June 25, 2014 in New York City.

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Related Topix: Horror Movies, Jurassic Park, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Theater, Arts, Startups, Social Software, Facebook, Paleontology, Dinosaur, Weird

NewsOK.com

Report drives soybean prices near 4-year low

Soybean contracts sank to their lowest price in almost four years after a government report bolstered expectations for ample supplies.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

Fri Jul 11, 2014

KFVS12

Extent of flood-related ag land damage trickles in

Officials say it's too early to offer a sweeping estimate of the flood's financial cost.

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

The Wichita Eagle

Well-known humpback whale killed in boat collision

This July 2014 image provided by NOAA shows NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator Aleria Jensen, right, measuring the length of a female humpback whale while University of Alaska Fairbanks marine biology graduate student Suzie Teerlink holds the other end of the line during a necropsy near Funter Bay, Alaska.

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Related Topix: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Marine Biology, Biology, Health

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.

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

4029TV.com

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Weather, Meteorology

Tri-cityherald.com

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.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

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.

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

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