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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rick Scott's 'Private Gator Hunt' Fundraiser Carries $25,000 Per Person Cost

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is turning to one of Florida's signature animals to help boost his reelection fundraising efforts. SaintPetersBlog reported Monday that Scott is holding an Oct. 18 "private gator hunt" in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. He is running for reelection in 2014, and the cost for this event ... .

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Children, drivers and other residents have learned how to prepare for huge dust storms, sometimes called haboobs, that can turn day into night in seconds. ... more...


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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Aug 29 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily ... more...


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As you've likely heard, the Bay Area was hit by a staggering 6.0 earthquake at about 3:20 a.m. Sunday morning. The epicenter of the quake was in Napa Valley, smack dab between Napa (the town itself) and American Canyon, in the heart of one of the world's most renowned tourist ... more...


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Do people really need to be told that setting themselves ablaze on purpose is a bad thing? Why, yes, they do. ... more...


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Bottle shock. Crushed. Shaken, not stirred. Whatever word you choose to describe it, the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Napa Valley early Sunday morning has left behind more than spilled wine. More than 100 homes and buildings red-tagged. The facade of the beautiful Vintners Collective building gone. Homes shaken off ... more...


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The ALS ice bucket challenge has taken the world by storm as people have dumped buckets of ice over their heads for an important cause. (To date it has raised more than $100 million for the ALS Association.) Most recently though, the challenge has caught on with some adorable members ... more...


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A pit bull this week was credited with rescuing an 8-year-old Oregon boy from a swarm of angry bees. According to local news outlet KPTV, Jesse-Cole Shaver on Tuesday was playing with a group of children near a creek in Oregon City when one of the kids stepped on a beehive, ... more...


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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown. The state would begin regulating its groundwater supply for the first time under the legislative package by ... more...


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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent. In its final recommendation in a 597-page report, the agency staff agrees with EPA's outside scientific advisers that the 6-year-old standard for how much smog is ... more...


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Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos offer peeks into what happened around the globe this week. 1. Nicholas George looks under a buckled highway just outside of Napa, CA after an ... more...


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By Aaron Mendelson SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug 30 (Reuters) - The California state legislature enacted a ban on plastic grocery bags on Friday near the end of its two-year session, a measure that if signed into law would become the first of its kind in America. A number of cities and counties in ... more...


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The downtown lakefront debate is a shining example of how one person’s frivolous lawsuit is another’s sure legal victory. Preserve Our Parks is poised to sue Milwaukee County if it tries to sell the Downtown Transit Center for the Couture development. Parties on both sides will tell you the other ... more...


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Meet Mason. He's only 5, but already, he seems to be quite the "ladies' man." “He likes to play with the other girls,” Mark Lewis, an animal care specialist at Chimp Haven, a Keithville, Louisiana, chimpanzee sanctuary where Mason now lives, said per the Humane Society. "And he likes to follow ... more...


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Iceland, home to one of the largest glaciers in Europe and a multitude of volcanoes, made headlines this week following news of a small eruption in the Bárðarbunga (or Bardarbunga) volcanic system. At 118 miles long and 15 miles wide, Bardarbunga is Iceland's largest volcanic system, so an eruption could have ... more...


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