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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 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.
HONOLULU (AP) — The humpback whale became the unofficial symbol for the conservation movement in the last century.
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.
AP NewsBreak: Feds won't provide protection for sage grouse subspecies in Nevada, California.
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.
HONOLULU (AP) — The federal government is proposing removing most of the world's humpback whale population from the endangered species list.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health officials have declared an end to the large measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland in December.
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.
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.
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."
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.