The federal government has declared natural disaster areas in four main wheat-producing states as persistent drought continues to batter the plains region. The four states—Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas—produce about 30 percent of the country's wheat crop, 70 percent of which is winter wheat.
About 60 percent of the U.S. has been stuck in a state of drought since last summer. With crop outlooks down, grain prices have soared, and dealers are warning of further price shocks... Read More
A community in the far northern region of Quebec is asking for government assistance to help free roughly a dozen killer whales that have become trapped under the sea ice. Inukjuak mayor Peter Inukpuk asked the government on Wednesday to send an icebreaker to help free the whales, which have been videotaped gathered around the same hole in the ice, gasping for air.
Time is running out for the whales, as the hole is rapidly shrinking. A Department of Fisheries and Oceans spokeman said i... Read More
At a loose end? Possess no real skill set, but eager to prove your mettle? Why not apply for Earth's first interplanetary settlement!
The Dutch company Mars One, which seven months ago announced its intention to establish a series of permanent colonies on Mars, has released their selection criteria for their 2023 one-way mission. And, surprisingly, they're not asking much.
Applicants need to be at least 18 years of age, have a deep sense of purpose, willingness to build and maintain healthy r... Read More
Boulder residents outraged by the New Year's Day killing of a neighborhood elk by a police officer voiced their concerns at a meeting with the city's chief of police on Monday. Mark Beckner told attendees that his department was conducting an internal investigation, and assured them that the officer implicated, who is on paid leave, would be fired if necessary. "If we didn't think there were issues, we would not be investigating," he said. "It appears policies and procedure weren't followed. N... Read More
Yep, more Lance news! Yesterday, USADA CEO Travis Tygart appeared on Showtime’s new 60 Minute Sports series to address all things Armstrong. Tygart says that Martial Saugy, head of the WADA lab in Lausanne, Switzerland, admitted to helping Armstrong avoid positive tests for EPO in the early aughts.
He recounted a 2010 conversation with Saugy concerning Armstrong’s sample from the 2001 Tour de Suisse:
He sat beside me and said: "Travis, there is a sample from Lance Armstrong that i... Read More