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Meteor captured on dashcam video lights up New England sky

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:11
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine police sergeant looking for speeders has captured a fireball streaking across the sky on his dashboard camera.

Thousands of tiny red crabs stranding on California beach

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 12:34
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of tiny red crabs are carpeting beaches in Orange County and creating an amazing spectacle for swimmers and surfers.

Experts: Mexico's Vaquita porpoise headed toward extinction

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 16:59
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Scientists are warning that the population of Mexico's endangered vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, has fallen to alarmingly low levels and is heading toward extinction soon if drastic measures aren't taken.

Early snowbirds? Florida sinkhole yields ancient artifacts

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:05
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say a stone knife and other artifacts found deep underwater in a Florida sinkhole show people lived in that area some 14,500 years ago.

Endangered Sumatran rhino gives birth in Indonesia

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 22:06
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Sumatran rhinoceros has given birth at an Indonesian sanctuary in a success for efforts to save the critically endangered species.

National project to harness microbes for health, environment

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 20:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is beginning a major project to better understand the communities of microbes that are crucial to the health of people and the planet.

Prince's autopsy, toxicology tests may resolve uncertainties

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 08:19
Medical experts say the results of Prince's autopsy — particularly the toxicology report — may clarify whether prescription painkillers played any part in his death.

Montana, Wyoming, Idaho prepare for return of grizzly hunts

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 08:01
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Three states are getting ready for the possible return of grizzly bear hunting in the Rocky Mountains for the first time in decades.

Tell the FDA what you fear more: Zika, or GMO mosquitoes?

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:33
MIAMI (AP) — What are you more afraid of, the Zika virus, or a plan to kill the disease-carrying mosquitoes by releasing genetically engineered bugs in Florida?

UN: Rising air pollution in world's cities hurting millions

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:05
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says 98 percent of residents in large cities of low- and middle-income countries are facing excessively high air pollution.

Solar plane on global trip headed to Oklahoma from Arizona

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:14
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A solar-powered airplane that landed in Arizona last week after a daylong flight from California is headed to Oklahoma next on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey.

US won't appeal court rulings on lesser prairie chicken

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:27
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. government won't appeal recent court rulings that stripped the lesser prairie chicken of federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Bear that mauled Michigan girl nearly 3 years ago killed

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:30
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A mother bear that mauled a northern Michigan girl as she jogged along a woodsy path nearly three years ago has been killed after mortally wounding a pet dog that apparently was chasing one of her cubs, state officials said Wednesday.

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