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Environment And Nature

Warm weather stokes Northern California wildfires

HAPPY CAMP, California — A pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago was still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

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Is Arby's Meat Mountain a mountain of lies?

I decided to dig a little deeper into the Meat Mountain, to mine its mysteries and secrets.

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Botulism outbreak killing ducks at refuge

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — An outbreak of botulism has killed thousands of ducks at Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Northern California.

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US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

"Business of Water" conference faces possibility of delivery cuts to Arizona, others.

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Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

Merchants say business is up 20 to 30 percent over last year.

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Florida's manatees could lose 'endangered' status

Florida's manatees could lose 'endangered' status

MIAMI — As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed-bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles.

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Iceland lowers alert over lava eruption near Bardarbunga volcano

REYKJAVIK — Icelandic authorities Friday lowered an aviation alert hours after raising it to its highest level over a small lava eruption detected near a volcano in the southeast.

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An answer to global warming: tax carbon emitters

An answer to global warming: tax carbon emitters

Reality could persuade some industry groups and some Republicans to seek bargain.

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Brazil dismantles large deforestation gang

SAO PAULO (AP) — The "largest deforestation gang" active in Brazil's Amazon rain forest has been dismantled, authorities said Thursday.

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Group trekking through Grand Canyon will need permit

FLAGSTAFF — Officials say groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit.

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United Sweets of America: a dessert for every state

United Sweets of America: a dessert for every state

NEW YORK — What would America be without dessert? It would be puritanical. It would be boring. It would be healthier, probably.

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A presidential legacy in question

A presidential legacy in question

He could leave with country in more danger than 8 years earlier.

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Volcanic eruption raises aviation alert over Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe’s largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.

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Appomattox wrestles with how to give itself a future

This modest and welcoming community is gripped with an identity crisis.

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Feds seek extra holding space for Western mustangs

Animal welfare activists slam feds for seeking holding space for wild horses.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Roasted Salmon With Asparagus and Pepper Penne Pasta

This is the season for wild salmon. It’s so flavorful, it only needs a little olive oil and salt and pepper and it cooks in minutes. At other times of the year, good quality wild salmon can be found in the frozen seafood section of the supermarket.

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