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After College, I Decided To Be A Farmer. Here’s Why And What It’s Really Like.

When I tell people I’m a farmer, I’m often met with puzzled looks. I didn’t grow up on a farm. I’m not a grizzled white man in his 60s with a John Deere hat. I’m a woman in her 20s with a naturally soft voice and a slim build.  I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, running around on the soccer field and reading books late into the night. I spent hours outside catching crayfish in streams and looking for salamanders under logs, and I whipped up three-layer…

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Australian hiker rescued after crawling with broken leg for two days

(CNN)An experienced Australian hiker crawled for two agonizing days, carrying his broken leg, to find help after falling down a waterfall during a solo mountain hike. Parker splinted his shattered leg with hiking sticks before crawling for two days to find a clearing, where he hoped he would be spotted by emergency services. “I had to carry my leg, and it was very heavy,” he told reporters from a hospital bed on Wednesday. “I had a bandage on my elbow so I could use my elbow and scrambling, lifting, inch…

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California hiker is found dead on top of a glacier after missing for days

(CNN)A three-day search for a California hiker has ended after he was found dead on top of a glacier in Sequoia and Kings National Park. Stringer did not tell anyone his hiking plans or potential routes, and authorities said he’d recently bought hiking equipment and took mountaineering course. His vehicle was found shortly after midnight Tuesday morning, authorities said. A forensic analysis of Stringer’s cell phone found that he had made one call Nov. 3 — before his planned hike. Inyo search and rescue crews deployed a helicopter during the…

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She filmed sharks for ‘Jaws’ — then she dedicated her life to protecting them

(CNN)Below the shallow waters of the northeast coast of Australia is the world’s largest reef. Many people have dived in these waters, but few know them like Australian marine conservationist and shark enthusiast Valerie Taylor. Find out more about Call to Earth and the extraordinary people working for a more sustainable future Valerie and her late husband, Ron Taylor, were among the first to explore the Great Barrier Reef on film. In 1967, the couple partnered with the Belgian Scientific Expedition and spent six months filming its underwater habitats. In…

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‘Miracle’ woman survives six-hour cardiac arrest

(CNN)A British woman has made a full recovery after suffering a six-hour cardiac arrest caused by severe hypothermia — a condition that doctors say also saved her life. “I thought she was dead,” Rohan said in an interview with local broadcaster TV3. “I was trying to feel for a pulse… I couldn’t feel a breath, I couldn’t feel a heartbeat.” Schoeman was taken to Vall d’Hebron, where doctor Jordi Riera was part of the team that treated her. Riera told CNN that the human brain usually suffers irreparable damage if…

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