This article is 7 days old but it is worth the read about a virus epidemic in pigs. Most effected are the corporate pig farms. It is going to cause a shortage of pork and bacon and the prices will be going up. We are at a 60 year low in the production of beef because of the drought.
The U.S. is both a top producer and exporter of pork, but production could decline about 7 percent this year compared to last — the biggest drop in more than 30 years, according to a recent report from Rabobank, which focuses on the food, beverage and agribusiness industries.
Russia has their hands full with wild fires in Siberia. The melting of the permafrost and drying out of the thick peat that has been there forever is fueling these fires. This used to be the World's carbon sink but is turning out to be quickly releasing it's carbon and methane. This has been at crises level since 2009. It started earlier this year.
KRASNOYARSK, April 14 (Itar-Tass) — The number of wildfires in Siberia increased to 68 seats; flames engulfed 16,156 hectares. Out of the total, 18 fires over an area of 933.5 ha have been localized, Itar-Tass...
FBI’s review of Tsarnaev faulted; communication gaps unearthed
By Matt Viser and Bryan Bender, The Boston Globe, April 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — An Obama administration review of the Boston Marathon bombings released Thursday revealed communication gaps within Boston’s Joint Terrorism Task Force — a group that relied on office conversations and sticky notes to relay intelligence — and portrayed the FBI’s initial review of Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 as somewhat cursory.
It paints yet another damaging portrait of law enforcement agencies’ missed opportunities to scrutinize Tsarnaev as he...