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PRAGUE (AP) — Experts will meet in Kenya next month to discuss ways to save the critically endangered northern white rhinos from extinction.
TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and sending a group of hikers to scramble to safety, leaving nine injured and one missing, an official said.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers.
American and Russian depart Earth in March for yearlong mission.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed a cap-and-trade program that would require industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Arctic and its future are looking dimmer every year, a new federal report says.
The methane found in the atmosphere of Mars, not necessarily biology-based.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California received funding to help begin an earthquake warning system across the state next year that would provide enough time for trains to brake, utilities to shut off gas lines and people to dive under a table until the shaking stops.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Negotiators struggled to unblock U.N. climate talks early Sunday after developing countries rejected a draft deal they said would allow rich countries to shirk their responsibilities to fight global warming and pay for its impacts.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. defense satellite has launched from California's central coast.
GENEVA (AP) — The scientific organization that operates the world's biggest particle accelerator says it's gearing up for a second three-year run.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A rare weather phenomenon at the Grand Canyon had visitors looking out on a sea of thick clouds just below the rim.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California officials are battling the worst whopping cough epidemic to hit the state in seven decades as a recent rebound in cases raises questions about the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine.
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have produced a new family tree for nearly all species of birds alive today, drawing on a massive DNA analysis to gain insights into evolutionary history.
OL PEJETA, Kenya (AP) — The keepers of three of the last six northern white rhinos on Earth say it is highly unlikely the three will ever reproduce naturally.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has ruled that a rust-colored shorebird known for its long migration is a threatened species.
Group of journalists, schoolchildren get rare guided tours of Hawaii lava flow.
CHICAGO (AP) — Not until the lid was off the wood coffin — exposing the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy — could J.P. Brown relax.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Navy ship carrying NASA's new Orion spacecraft was making its way to San Diego on Monday after retrieving the capsule from its Pacific Ocean splashdown point about 600 miles southwest of the city.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The U.N.'s environment agency says the cost to poor countries of adjusting to ever-hotter temperatures will be twice or even three times higher than previously thought — and that assumes a best-case scenario in which greenhouse gas emissions are dramatically reduced.