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Agency will hunt invasive caribou on remote Alaska island

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:29
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hunters from a federal agency will travel to a remote island in the Aleutians to kill caribou, an invasive species that threatens wilderness vegetation.

Oklahoma Geological Society links earthquakes, waste wells

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:01
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Geological Society says it is "very likely" that most of the state's recent earthquakes have been triggered by the subsurface injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling operations.

Agency: Humpback whales' recovery is national success story

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:58
HONOLULU (AP) — The humpback whale became the unofficial symbol for the conservation movement in the last century.

Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.

Sage Grouse Population Not Protected by Feds

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 06:39
AP NewsBreak: Feds won't provide protection for sage grouse subspecies in Nevada, California.

Nuclear waste drums appear stable after signs of reactions

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:38
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials say dozens of drums of radioactive waste at one of the nation's premier weapons laboratories are stable after some showed signs of chemical reactions over the past year.

Agency proposes lifting most humpback whales' protections

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 10:17
HONOLULU (AP) — The federal government is proposing removing most of the world's humpback whale population from the endangered species list.

Chemistry Ph.D. student illustrates her thesis in comic book

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 06:29
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former Wisconsin student says illustrating her chemistry thesis in a comic book helped her share the work with her family and friends as well as a host of others interested in accessible science.

Stanford, Harvard researchers to share $500K medical prize

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 05:49
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two scientists whose work on modern research technologies is expected to speed the pace of medical discoveries will receive one of the richest prizes in medicine and science next month in New York.

Kids of Cold War crocs going to Cuba on conservation mission

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 01:24
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.

Report: DOJ, FBI acknowledge flawed testimony from unit

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 17:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post is reporting that the Justice Department and FBI are formally acknowledging that nearly every examiner in the FBI Laboratory's microscopic hair comparison unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants.

A bear hug: Croat village shelters bears as good neighbors

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 05:07
KUTAREVO, Croatia (AP) — Usually in Europe, when bear cubs get used to humans, they cannot survive in the wild. And when they grow too big, they're shot.

Hawaii telescope builders again extend construction timeout

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 19:33
HONOLULU (AP) — A nonprofit company planning to build one of the world's biggest telescopes on a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred will continue to postpone construction, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Friday.

Scientists: 3 wolves remain at Isle Royale National Park

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:34
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The gray wolves of Isle Royale National Park, which scientists have studied closely for more than half a century along with the moose on which they feed, are on the verge of disappearing as the most recent census showed that only three remain, scientists said Friday.

Fish found in suspected tsunami debris boat quarantined

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:49
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The wreckage of a fishing boat that appears to be debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami was carrying some unexpected passengers — fish from Japanese waters — when it was spotted off the Oregon coast.

Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:16
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health officials have declared an end to the large measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland in December.

The globe's record heat keeps on broiling into this year

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's been no break from the globe's record heat — the first three months of 2015 have set new high temperature marks.

SpaceX shipment arrives at space station: 1st espresso maker

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 03:31
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Monday morning, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts.

Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic treatment

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 21:10
CHICAGO (AP) — There's an ambiguous answer sometimes to the question everyone asks when a baby is born. Boy or girl? For at least 1 in 5,000 newborns each year, the answer is "intersex."

Los Alamos radiation release could have been prevented

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:33
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Investigators say officials could have prevented the poor management and lapses in safety that led to radiation contamination inside the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository.