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A stubborn wildfire in Northern California that authorities blamed on marijuana-growing activity is threatening dozens of homes and structures. The fire has burned through nearly 13 square miles. (July 16) Video provided by AP

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Reuters (Oct. 22, 2012) — A French engineer is offering wine-growers an efficient way to harvest their grapes without breaking their back - a robot designed to prune and pick grapes for them. While Wall-Ye (pron: Wall-Yee) the robot is still a work in progress, wine growers who've seen it are drinking to its potential. Jim Drury has more.
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Plant Lovers Leery of Early Spring Blooms

Plant Lovers Leery of Early Spring Blooms

AFP (Mar. 15, 2012) — With the US coming out of the fourth warmest winter on record, gardens across the Northeast are seeing some flowers bloom four weeks ahead of schedule. But while an early spring may lift the spirits of some, others, like apple growers are concerned with the fallout the sudden changes in weather brought on by global warming.
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Some Florida Farmers Welcome Cold Temps

AP (Jan. 7, 2014) — Vegetable growers geared up for the cold weather in Florida, harvesting plants and bringing baby produce indoors overnight Monday and into early Tuesday when temperatures peaked in the lower 40s in parts of Martin County. (Jan. 7)
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Fire Growing in Wilderness Near Reno

Fire Growing in Wilderness Near Reno

AP (May 19, 2014) — A wildfire is growing in a wilderness area near Reno, Nevada. Firefighters are using a helicopter to reach the area, which is largely inaccessible by roads. (May 19) Video provided by AP
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