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Predict Minn. Senate Race in Online Game

Play 'Seat the Senator' for an autograph from the eventual winner

(Newser) - Political junkies can play out the Minnesota Senate race in an online game called "Seat the Senator," the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Set up by the National Wildlife Federation, the game challenges players to guess who will be sworn in as Minnesota’s senator and when—up until... More »

Federal Changes Threaten Endangered Species: Critics

Feds can dodge review under rule changes

(Newser) - Critics are raising an alarm over planned White House changes to the Endangered Species Act, reports the Oregonian. The modifications would give federal agencies such as the US Forest Service more leeway to decide whether activities such as logging would harm endangered species—and such determinations would no longer be... More »

Farmers Aim to Plow Over Conserved Land

Wetlands, grassland now needed for corn

(Newser) - Millions of acres set aside as grasslands and wetlands could soon be plowed under if farmers and livestock producers have their way, reports the Washington Post.  As food prices soar, the Department of Agriculture is under pressure to release acreage from the Conservation Reserve Program that pays farmers not... More »

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