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Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.

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As Technology Permeates Education, a Growing Privacy Concern

As Technology Permeates Education, a Growing Privacy Concern

At a New York state elementary school, teachers can use a behavior-monitoring app to compile information on which children have positive attitudes and which act out. In Georgia, some high school cafeterias are using a biometric identification system to let students pay for lunch by scanning …

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

With millions of birds on their way from the Arctic and subarctic and the drought cutting critical wetlands to as little as one-sixth, the field is one of the first to come on line this fall under a new program of "pop-up" habitats.

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In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

Water flows through the Winooski 1 hydroelectric plant in Winooski, Vt. The Burlington Electric Department’s recent purchase of the facility enabled it to reach 100 percent renewable power. 

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In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass.

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a Least Sandpiper forages for food in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of migrating birds along the Pacific Flyway. Th…

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a White-faced Ibis forages for food in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of migrating birds along the Pacific Flyway. T…

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Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple Pay product in Cupertino, Calif. Some experts believe Apple Pay, with its presence on millions of iPhones and its advanced security features, could be the service that leads to widespread adoption …

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a pair of White-Faced Ibis, left, and a Egret forage for food in a rice field of the Montna Farms near Yuba City, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of mig…

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a group of Long-Billed Dowitchers fly low over the water of a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of migrating birds along …

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, a group of White-Faced Ibis forage for food in a recently harvested rice field that is being refilled with water on the Montna Farms near Yuba City, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-si…

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, Simon Avery, left, and Greg Golet, both of the Nature Conservancy, observe birds foraging in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the …

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, Ring-billed Gulls, three on the left, and Caspian Terns, right, are seen in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the habitat of migrat…

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4 reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack

Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.

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Kids help Walmart to predict top holiday toys

Kids help Walmart to predict top holiday toys

Here's a list of 20 toys expected to be popular.  

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Scotland cliff jumping all in a day’s fun

Scotland cliff jumping all in a day’s fun

Coasteering — which combines sea swimming, rock climbing and cliff jumping — in Scotland. 

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, Simon Avery, left, and Greg Golet, both of the Nature Conservancy, observe birds foraging in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. Due to the severe drought California's critical wetlands has been cut to as little as one-sixth, threatening the …

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

YUBA CITY, Calif. — For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California’s Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that’s drastically reducing places where they can rest on their long journeys.

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

A pair of White-Faced Ibis, left, and an Egret forage for food in a rice field at Montna Farms near Yuba City, Calif. Montna Farms is among the rice growers that is leasing rice fields to the Nature Conservancy to create “pop-up habitats” for birds.

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'Meatless Monday' is not an evil vegetarian plot

The meat industry has a serious case of the Mondays.

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