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Officials Close Investigation Into 1964 'Mississippi Burning' Killings 21.6.2016 NPR News
Three young Freedom Summer activists were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan 52 years ago. At the time, no one was charged with murder, but since the case was reopened one man has been prosecuted.
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Paralyzed by errors, this Xbox designer is taking on hospital safety 18.6.2016 Seattle Times: Local

August de los Reyes, former design head for Microsoft’s Xbox and now headed to Pinterest, was paralyzed by errors at Overlake Medical Center. He received a $20 million settlement, and — more important for him — an “opportunity to innovate” and stop others from being hurt.
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A biodiversity road trip to the headwaters - and a really big bog 17.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
One of the best ways to see the place where the continent's four major biomes converge is on a road trip to Itasca State Park and the Big Bog. Even better: Exploring the region with a guide to the plants on the way.
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2,000-Year-Old Butter Discovered In Ireland 16.6.2016 NPR: Morning Edition
The butter was preserved in a bog. Curators of the "bog butter" told The Irish Times that "theoretically the stuff is edible." All they need to do now is to uncover some ancient jam.
L.A. County supervisors roll back plans for a drug take-back program 15.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles County supervisors backed off from a proposal Tuesday that would have required pharmaceutical companies to pay for a countywide drug take-back and disposal program, opting instead for a scaled-back voluntary program in the near term.

The county has been considering a mandated take-back...

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Man finds 22-pound chunk of butter estimated to be more than 2,000 years old in Irish bog 14.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Finding buried treasure is a dream as old as stories themselves. Treasure chests overflowing with gold doubloons, shiny lamps containing genies, gargantuan lumps of thousand-year-old butter. Okay, maybe most don’t dream of unearthing enormous chunks of butter, but that’s exactly what Jack Conway discovered in the Emlagh bog in County Meath, Ireland, at the beginning of June, Atlas Obscura reported. Conway is a turf cutter, meaning he harvests “turf” or peat - it’s similar to moss - from a bog to... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Man finds 22-pound chunk of butter estimated to be more than 2,000 years old in Irish bog 14.6.2016 Washington Post
Man finds 22-pound chunk of butter estimated to be more than 2,000 years old in Irish bog
2,000-year-old hunk of butter might still be edible 14.6.2016 Technology

2,000-year-old hunk of butter might still be edibleOnly daredevils with iron stomachs could seriously think about tasting an ancient lump of bog-preserved dairy product.


Tony Joe White's Sultry Swamp Rock 12.6.2016 Mother Jones
Yep Roc Courtesy of Yep Rock Music Group You can practically feel the steam rising from Tony Joe White’s latest stew of sultry swamp rock. Now in his seventies, the seemingly ageless conjurer responsible for the evocative classics "Polk Salad Annie" and "Rainy Night in Georgia" casts a powerful spell on these dark tales of dangerous impulses and mysterious natural forces, intertwining his low, leisurely voice with sleepy guitar licks and sexy rhythms that feel just right. In less-skilled hands, Rain Crow might seem a shade hokey, but White's laid-back charisma lends an aura of soulful authority to songs like "The Opening of the Box," about backwoods snake handlers, and the spooky "Tell Me a Swamp Story." Prepare to be mesmerized once ...
Multiple Concerns Bog Down European Soccer Championship Host 10.6.2016 NPR: Morning Edition
France hosts the month-long European soccer championship starting on Friday. The competition is second only to the World Cup. The event is beset by security concerns, flooding and a labor dispute.
A few arts recommendations for the weekend 10.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
You'll have time to kill before going to Northern Spark. Here are some ideas for how to do it.
Using Lake Michigan turtles to measure wetland pollution 9.6.2016 Environmental News Network
Decades of unregulated industrial waste dumping in areas of the Great Lakes have created a host of environmental and wildlife problems. Now it appears that Lake Michigan painted and snapping turtles could be a useful source for measuring the resulting pollution.
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Morgan Stanley fined over lapses tied to adviser 9.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Morgan Stanley was fined $1 million by the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle allegations it failed to protect customer data improperly taken by a former financial adviser. The bank failed to adopt federally required written policies and procedures to protect customer data, the SEC said in a statement Wednesday. As a result of the failures, from 2011 to 2014, Galen Marsh was able to access confidential information and transfer data on approximately 730,000 accounts to his personal serv...
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Restoring the Wetlands as Part of our Sacred Duty and History 8.6.2016 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Guest post by The Very Rev. William Terry, M.P.S., M.Div.  God of unchangeable power, when you fashioned the world the morning stars sang together and the host of heaven shouted for joy; open our eyes to the wonders of creation and teach us to use all things for good, to the honor of your glorious name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Source: A New Zealand Prayer Book, p. 569) Rev. William Terry Before our city and coastlands were flooded by Hurricane Katrina, there was a cry to rebuild wetlands that were disappearing. Before I became a priest, I was involved in the shrimp-boat industry. I had the privilege to befriend Cajun and Vietnamese families that had been fishing for generations. “Saltwater incursion” was a term I learned about very early on. We knew then and did nothing or very little. The voices of a few fishermen echoed in an endless hymn of subsistence, in a void hemmed in by the greed of special interest. I have also been involved with the offshore industry through various professional ...
Colorado students build drone for Rwandan national park 8.6.2016 AP Top News
DENVER (AP) -- Rangers protecting the lions, elephants and leopards of Rwanda&apos;s Akagera National Park often patrol on foot, and venture only with difficulty into its swamps to keep an eye on rare birds....
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'Dukes of Hazzard' fame to studio owner, John Schneider doing what he wants 7.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Holden, La. • It’s taken decades, but an actor best known for his role on “The Dukes of Hazzard” TV series is finally doing what he always thought was his calling: producing films. John Schneider, best known for his role as Bo Duke on the show, opened John Schneider Studios in the southeast Louisiana town of Holden — between New Orleans and Baton Rouge — two years ago and is celebrating the recent release of his horror-comedy “Smothered,” which was shot there. But it’s taken years for him to rea... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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The History of Humanity’s Bloody War Against the Mosquito 3.6.2016 Wired Top Stories
The History of Humanity’s Bloody War Against the Mosquito
From malaria to Zika, mosquitoes have been the primary vector of human suffering for centuries. Here's how people have fought back. The post The History of Humanity's Bloody War Against the Mosquito appeared first on WIRED.
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16 national parks star in new stamps 3.6.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Two bison are standing in silhouette at Yellowstone National Park as the winter morning sun rises, shaking off the ice from a bitter cold night.
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How to Get Decision-Makers to Invest in Nature 3.6.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A healthy coral reef like this one in Grenada can reduce wave energy by 97%, providing natural protection from storms for homes and businesses located on coasts. © The Nature Conservancy (Marjo Aho) Mark Tercek is President and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature's Fortune . Follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkTercek . Show us the data. That's what I hear almost every time I work with decision-makers. Governments and businesses aren't going to invest in conservation without data showing the effectiveness of those initiatives. So this is a great opportunity for us - environmentalists - to give them that data. But the research-based evidence they need isn't always available. We who champion investing in nature need to better understand what decision-makers need to know, collect that data and translate it into accessible, actionable formats that allow them to compare their options. If we do this well, we can help decision-makers conclude that protecting nature is the smartest investment they can ...
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Letter: What will it take to realize folly of moving prison? 2.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The relocation of the Utah State Prison appears to now have another problem. The preferred location is now in a swamp created by the Great Salt Lake. The construction will destroy wetlands, and bird habitat and will involve spending thousands of dollars per year to keep mosquitoes in check. The mosquitoes are a food source for birds, and spraying could cause damage to water foul all over the area. The prison would be built on soft soil requiring huge footings and deep pilings. Even with the best...
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