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Deadly fish virus still present in Wisconsin lake

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ScienceDaily: In May 2007, hundreds of freshwater drum — also known as sheepshead — turned up dead in Lake Winnebago and nearby Little Lake Butte des Morts, both inland lakes near Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The fish were splotched with red and their eyes were swollen and bulging.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) launched a quick response and, working with the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL), quickly learned that a deadly virus was responsible: viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus,…
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Don’t dismiss the link between wildfires and climate change, scientists say

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LA Times: Was Gov. Jerry Brown wrong to blame this year’s epic California wildfires on climate change? An Oct. 18 Times article said he was; scientists and activists responding to that article say it’s a lot more complicated.
Tuesday, two letters that didn’t weigh in on the science underpinning The Times’ reporting were published. Since then, several experts have written to say the article was wrong to assert that climate change isn’t fueling the state’s historically large fires. Here are some of their…
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In dry California, reward for water conservation is higher bills

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Reuters: Their lawns dry and their trees on the verge of dying, Californians have dramatically cut water use during the state’s relentless drought, only to learn that many local utilities are hiking rates to make up for the lost revenue.
Water providers in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and other parts of the state have recently told customers that rates will go up at least temporarily, as utilities struggle to pay for building and repairing pipes, buying water and other costs, even as customers…
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Hurricane Patricia looms, climate pact edges closer

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Agence France-Presse: Battle-weary diplomats left Bonn Friday after endorsing the rough outlines of a UN climate rescue pact, as Mexico invoked a super-hurricane nearing its coast as a portent of Earth’s future if negotiations failed.
After a bruising round of talks, envoys were satisfied that the latest blueprint reflected everyone’s core concerns.
But they were also anxious over the work to surmount ahead of a looming summit in Paris where the historic deal is supposed to be sealed.
Mexico’s negotiator, Roberto…
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Daily Dose Digest – Week of October 19-23, 2015

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FDA Regulatory and Compliance News FDA granted accelerated approval to Boehringer Ingelheim’s Praxbind (idarucizumab) for use in patients who are taking the anticoagulant Pradaxa (dabigatran) during emergency situations when there is a need to reverse Pradaxa’s blood-thinning effects. The safety and effectiveness of Praxbind were studied in three trials involving… Read More
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Historic Hurricane Patricia strikes Mexico vicious Category 5 storm

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Mashable: Hurricane Patricia, the strongest storm on record in the Western Hemisphere, made landfall near Cuixmala along the coast of western Mexico at 6:15 p.m. CT with maximum sustained winds of 165 miles per hour.
After slamming the coast, Patricia moved inland about 50 miles northwest of Manzanillo with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph, a slight decrease since landfall, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm weakened further by 10 p.m. PT, with maximum sustained winds dropping to 130…
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