Cyber Porch Buzz–from Congress, Killer Bees, and More

Folks used to sit on the porch shootin’ the breeze. For many now, the porch is a cubicle and the breeze is digital. These are a few of the stories floating around our cyber porch today. 

Hornets’ Nest in Congress:  Members of a House Agriculture subcommittee from both parties had a heated exchange with a top USDA official over the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal for defining exactly what falls under the agency’s jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
The Sting:  Two horses are dead after being swarmed by bees in Texas. Apparently the horses had probably been stung thousands of times and were euthanized at the scene.
Whoops:  On Friday the 13th, bioterrorism researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Georgia discovered they had mistakenly sent live anthrax virus out to fellow scientists in two lower-security clearance labs at the agency.

Surf’s Up:  To cool off from the week’s hot news, join more than 100 dolphins taking a break from teaching the young ones to fish–instead they do a bit of surfing off the coast of West Australia. 

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