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September 30, 2014


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Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 3:04 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems.

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Feds to unveil cleanup plan for nuke waste dump
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 3:04 pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After nearly eight months, the U.S. Department of Energy has formalized a plan for cleaning up the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico.

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Wildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 10:02 am

GENEVA (AP) — About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world's biggest environmental groups.

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New tremors raise concern at Japan's Mount Ontake
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 3:02 am

KISO, Japan (AP) — Increased seismic activity raised concern Tuesday about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies still near the summit.

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Monday 09/29/2014
Dallas hospital monitoring patient for Ebola
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 1:01 am

DALLAS (AP) — A patient in a Dallas hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday.

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Study examines cancer risk from 1st atom-bomb test
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 12:04 am

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers from the National Cancer Institute want to know how many past and present cancer cases in New Mexico may be related to the U.S. government's test of the world's first atomic bomb over a remote stretch of desert nearly 70 years ago.

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Conservation groups oppose Wyoming wolf management
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 5:02 pm

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Conservation groups are urging a federal judge not to allow the state of Wyoming to regain control of wolves through a quick, administrative fix.

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Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 5:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?

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