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Is the five-second rule a myth? | StarTribune (Minneapolis, MN)

Everyone has heard of the five-second rule
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Freakishly Good Odds of a Nice 4th (why are western wildfires becoming larger & more intense?) | StarTribune (Minneapolis, MN)

Freakishly Good Odds of a Nice 4th (why are western wildfires becoming larger & more intense?) | StarTribune (Minneapolis, MN) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

All that haze in the air, the milky-blue cast to the sky, is evidence of big wildfires in Manitoba, Canada - smoke being swept south into Minnesota. Expect a few Technicolor-Cherry-Red sunsets this week.

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Western cold snap bursts Lake Tahoe casino pipes, damages Calif citrus and Ariz lettuce crops | StarTribune (Minneapolis, MN)

Western cold snap bursts Lake Tahoe casino pipes, damages Calif citrus and Ariz lettuce crops | StarTribune (Minneapolis, MN) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

FRESNO, Calif. - The freeze gripping the West appeared on the verge of easing Tuesday, but farmers who spent millions to protect crops were still assessing damage, some produce prices climbed, and businesses and residents dealt with burst pipes.

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Experts: Western wildfires are becoming more immense and explosive than in the past | StarTribune (Minneapolis, MN)

LOS ANGELES — There's a dangerous but basic equation behind the killer Yarnell Hill wildfire and other blazes raging across the West this summer: More heat, more drought, more fuel and more people in the way are adding up to increasingly ferocious...
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How to combat germs that surround us everyday | StarTribune (Minneapolis, MN)

How to combat germs that surround us everyday | StarTribune (Minneapolis, MN) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Given how often they’re on the floor, occasionally inside a public restroom, it should come as no surprise that a third of women’s purses crawl with E
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Bitter cold gripping West causes some citrus and lettuce damage, makes driving difficult in NM | StarTribune (Minneapolis, MN)

Bitter cold gripping West causes some citrus and lettuce damage, makes driving difficult in NM | StarTribune (Minneapolis, MN) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

FRESNO, Calif. - As an unusual cold spell gripped parts of the West for a fifth day, some California citrus growers reported damage to crops and an agriculture official said national prices on lettuce have started to rise because of lost produce in Arizona.

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