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  • Did Spate of Wet Weather Fuel the Reign of Genghis Khan?

    Climate Central — During the early 1200s, Genghis Khan and his Mongol warriors swept across much of Asia, massacring populations wholesale — by one estimate killing 40 million in just 20 years. Historians have long thought that part of their motivation for expansion had to do with climate. A new analysis in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences argues that this theory is literally all wet.

  • Big Companies Step Up Efforts to Trim Environmental Risks in Supply Chains

    Bloomberg BNA -- Multinational corporations say they are increasingly taking on a regulatory role in their supply chains to improve performance on environment, health and safety (EHS) issues, especially in developing countries where government oversight can be weak.

  • University of Arkansas Football Player Uekman Dies of Unknown Causes at 19

    University of Arkansas football player Garrett Uekman died of unknown causes yesterday, the school said on its website. He was 19.

  • Robot Surgery Damaging Patients Rises With Marketing

    Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver announced last year that Warren Kortz, a general surgeon on the medical staff, was the first in the Rocky Mountain region to use a technique known as robotic surgery to remove gall bladders through one incision in the belly button.

  • Arkansas Oil Spill Drives Families From New Homes — It has been more than a month now, and Amber Bartlett has had enough of hotels and apartments and trailer homes. Of crowded rooms whose thin walls amplify the bickering of her four children. Of piles of toys and clothes overflowing from drawers and suitcases. Of not knowing, day to day, where her life is headed.

  • Coach Petrino Firing Leads to $1.25 Million Donation to Arkansas

    The University of Arkansas received $1.25 million in donations from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and its board chairman that cite the “courageous leadership” of the athletic director in firing football coach Bobby Petrino.

  • Wal-Mart Returns to Sam Walton Roots Naming New CEO

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is betting on career insider Doug McMillon, who learned the business from founder Sam Walton, to revive a company struggling with slowing growth at home and in the international regions he oversaw.

  • Arkansas’ Long Named Chairman of College Playoff Committee

    University of Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long was named the first chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee, which will choose who participates in the new four-team playoff starting next season.

  • Rice Joins Archie Manning on College Football Playoff Committee

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is on the 13-member committee that will pick the four teams for college football’s playoffs beginning next season.

  • In Stadium Building Spree, U.S. Taxpayers Lose $4 Billion

    New York Giants fans will cheer on their team against the Dallas Cowboys at tonight’s National Football League opener in New Jersey. At tax time, they’ll help pay for the opponents’ $1.2 billion home field in Texas.

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