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Good day, bad day: July 16, 2012
A cat mayor celebrates 15 years in office, while California pot growers are accused of wiping out wildlife — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
According to new research, illegal marijuana farms near Yosemite National Park and Redwood National Park are allegedly to blame for the death of California's rare carnivores, Fishers.
According to new research, illegal marijuana farms near Yosemite National Park and Redwood National Park are allegedly to blame for the death of California's rare carnivores, Fishers.
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GOOD DAY FOR:

Beef-wine pairings
A farmer and a winemaker team up in France and begin feeding each of their cows up to two bottles of wine per day, claiming it makes the meat more flavorful. [Tecca]

Pumping up the volume
New research shows that speakers can be used to put out a fire by trapping burning fuel in an acoustic field. [New Scientist]

Four-legged public servants
A small Alaskan town celebrates the 15-year-long tenure of their mayor, a cat named Stubbs. [Opposing Views]

BAD DAY FOR:

Stoners' eco-friendly rep
Chemicals used by Californian marijuana growers are likely to blame for the deaths of fishers, rare carnivores, in areas neighboring their illegal farms. [Discovery News]

New York's brief love affair with Linsanity
The New York Knicks look poised to let go of basketball sensation Jeremy Lin, who received a lucrative contract offer from the Houston Rockets that the Knicks likely won't match. [Business Insider]

The river wild
A rafting party on California's American River devolves into a drunken brawl, with at least 12 people arrested and rafters beating each other with paddles and hurling stones at rescue boats. [Death & Taxes]

For more winners and losers, see: Good day, bad day: July 13, 2012

 

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