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Spring corn planting still sputters in key states

By JIM SUHR | 04/22/14 07:00 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) — At a time most years when farmers would be in full swing of planting corn, Stanley Blunier and most other growers near his central Illinois farm still hadn't begun the annual ritual on Tuesday because fields simply are too wet or too cold to be receptive to fragile seeds....
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Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

By SETH BORENSTEIN | 04/22/14 02:45 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record — except in the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday that it was the fourth hottest March in 135 years of records. The...
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Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

By TIM SULLIVAN | 04/22/14 11:45 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — On Everest, everybody knows that the Khumbu Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Icefall in 1921, insisting it was impossible to pass. It is a river of ice, a kilometer (half...
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