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Large Asian carp found in lake near Lake Michigan

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Members of Congress say the recent discovery of a large Asian carp near Lake Michigan underscores the need to separate the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds in the Chicago area. Full Story

NH college uses dishes to promote healthy eating

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:07 PM

They may not be binging on broccoli, but some University of New Hampshire students are at least pausing before they fill up on fried food, thanks to dishware designed to remind them about healthy options. Full Story

Court upholds California's low carbon fuel standard

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:04 PM

A panel of federal judges upheld California's first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuels producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Full Story

Big shareholder concedes on Smithfield deal

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Smithfield Foods Inc.'s largest shareholder says it will vote in favor of a proposed takeover by a Chinese meat producer after failing to find an alternative bidder. Full Story

Holy cow! Bovine quadruplets born on Cuba farm

posted on September 20, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Holy Cow! A Cuban dairy farmer says one of his cows has given birth to four healthy calves, a highly rare occurrence. Full Story

Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest. Republicans have seized control of statehouses across the traditional battleground region, where they've slashed budgets with a... Full Story

In drought, water war in Calif. fought underground

posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Throughout central California, a water war is quietly being fought underground. Farmers, residents and urban water districts have seen their wells go dry because the water table has fallen so low. Those who can afford it have been drilling deeper... Full Story

USDA cracks down on Internet pet sales

posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:41 PM

The Agriculture Department is cracking down on dog breeders who sell puppies over the Internet, issuing new regulations that will force them to apply for federal licenses. Full Story

USDA to let Hawaii ship avocados to mainland US

posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Guacamole connoisseurs around the U.S. will soon have a new domestic avocado to try — not from California or Florida, but Hawaii. Full Story

Oil in Quebec train disaster was mislabeled

posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM

TORONTO (AP) — The oil carried by a freight train that derailed and exploded in Quebec this year had been misclassified as a less dangerous type of crude, Canadian officials said Wednesday, and they urged U.S. and Canadian regulators to ensure... Full Story

Watershed protection goal of USDA, Coca-Cola pact

posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:36 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Coca-Cola signed a five-year agreement Friday to restore watersheds that have been damaged or altered by development, wildfires and agriculture as part of an initiative to slow runoff and replenish... Full Story

Idaho Storms

posted on September 6, 2013 at 3:21 PM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Crews worked to clear a mudslide Friday and homeowners dug out property after severe thunderstorms swept across southwestern Idaho. The storms hit Thursday afternoon, causing flash flooding in Oakley, dropping golf... Full Story

FDA-Arsenic in Rice

posted on September 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says consumers shouldn't worry too much about levels of arsenic in rice — but should vary their diets just in case. The agency released a study Friday of arsenic in 1,300 samples... Full Story

Free School Meals

posted on September 6, 2013 at 1:14 PM

BOSTON (AP) — Some students toted lunchboxes to the first day of school in Boston this week, but district administrators are expecting that could become a more unusual sight as parents learn about a federal program that is now providing all... Full Story

South Africa-Miners' Strike

posted on September 6, 2013 at 12:39 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A majority of South African gold miners on strike accepted a new wage offer from their employers on Friday amid a wave of labor unrest that has hurt the continent's largest economy. The strike by tens of thousands of... Full Story

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