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Scientists predicting record dead zone in Chesapeake Bay
Technology
Published in 24-6-2019
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Some ecologists at the University of Maryland are worried that a large spot of low oxygen in the Chesapeake Bay could harm the state's seafood industry.

News outlets report environmental scientists from Maryland and University of Michigan say they're predicting a 2-mile (3-kilometer) swath of low-to-no oxygen in the bay, making it one of the largest so-c ...>>

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US agency seeks 'hosts' for rotting whales amid die-off
Technology
Published in 24-6-2019
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) So many gray whales are dying off the U.S. West Coast that scientists and volunteers dealing with the putrid carcasses have an urgent request for coastal residents: Lend us your private beaches so these ocean giants can rot in peace.

The number of dead whales washing ashore in Washington state alone 29 as of this week means almost every isolated public beach has be ...>>

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The Latest: 'Militia threat' shuts down Oregon statehouse
Technology
Published in 24-6-2019
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SALEM, Ore. (AP) The Latest on a walkout by Oregon Senate Republicans to protest legislation to address climate change (all times local):

7:20 p.m.

A "possible militia threat" is shutting down the Oregon statehouse amid an ongoing walkout by Republican lawmakers who are blocking a vote on landmark climate change legislation with their absence.

A spokeswoman for the Senate ...>>

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Militia threat shuts down Oregon Statehouse amid walkout
Technology
Published in 24-6-2019
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SALEM, Ore. (AP) The Oregon Capitol will be closed Saturday due to a "possible militia threat" from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate change legislation drags on.

Republican state senators fled the Legislature and some, the state earlier this week to deny the majority Democrats enough votes to take up the climate bill, which would dramati ...>>

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50 years later, the moon is still great for business
Technology
Published in 24-6-2019
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NEW YORK (AP) Fifty years after humans first visited, businesses are still trying to make a buck off the moon.

Hundreds of millions of people were riveted when Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. Naturally, marketers jumped at the chance to sell products from cars and televisions, to cereal and a once-obscure powdered drink called Tang.

They are at it again in 2019, as ...>>

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Medical groups warn climate change is a 'health emergency'
Technology
Published in 24-6-2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first 2020 primary debate this week, 74 medical and public health groups aligned on Monday to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate change, bluntly defined by the organizations as "a health emergency."

The new climate change agenda released by the groups, including the American Medical Associati ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 24-6-2019
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Valley Ranch Town Center opens lakeside apartments
Business
Published in 24-6-2019
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The Signorelli Co. has opened the first phase of The Pointe at Valley Ranch apartments at 20290 Park Lake View Drive in New Caney's Valley Ranch Town Center.

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Houston catching up to Dallas in new-home sales
Business
Published in 24-6-2019
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New home sales in the Houston area rose for a fourth straight month in May, but the market could be tightening as the number of pending sales continued to decline, according to HomesUSA.com. Sales of new home edged up to a record 1,370 in May based on a 12-month rolling average. The Dallas-Fort Worth metro logged 1,371 new homes sales.

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Mattress Firm makes up with Tempur Sealy, to carry Tempur-Pedic beds
Business
Published in 24-6-2019
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Mattress Firm and Tempur Sealy, longtime business partners engaged in a bitter breakup over the past two years, have reconciled their differences and are getting back together.

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Freddie Mac announces loan program to fund home renovations
Business
Published in 24-6-2019
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Mortgage finance company Freddie Mac announced Wednesday it would offer a new type of loan to fund home renovations in a bid to turn the country’s aging housing stock into a source of affordable housing.

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Harris County's population growth slowed in 2018
Business
Published in 24-6-2019
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The population in Harris County grew by less than 1 percent in 2018.

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S&B Modular Operations expands Baytown facility
Business
Published in 24-6-2019
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S & B Modular Operations has installed a covered module assembly bay at its Baytown facility, where it now offers pipe fabrication services to the upstream, midstream and downstream industries.

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Mortgage rates pause decline as Fed holds rates steady
Business
Published in 24-6-2019
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Mortgage rates have paused their decline as the Fed held rates steady, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey.

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Atlanta law firm infiltrated Houston market one deal at a time
Business
Published in 24-6-2019
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The Houston corporate legal community was tight-knit and insular in 1995. National and regional law firms experienced minimal success opening offices here.

In walked King & Spalding, a 100-year-old Atlanta-based firm that had become one of the most preeminent in the southeast. It boasted such well-known clients as Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines and such renowned lawyers as former U.S. ...>>

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