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Survival for some endangered species hinges on 'Frozen Zoo'

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:56
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Whenever an endangered animal dies at the San Diego Zoo, researchers race out, regardless of the hour, to remove its sperm or eggs, maybe a bit of ear or eyeball, and carefully freeze the cells in liquid nitrogen.

Unmanned spaceship splashes down near Southern California

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 16:51
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dragon has landed near Southern California.

Obama seeks $2 billion in private dollars for clean energy

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is setting a goal of raising $2 billion from the private sector for investments in clean energy.

After 45 years, souvenirs from Apollo 11 come to light

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 13:58
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 40 years after the Apollo 11 moon landing, a cloth satchel full of souvenirs brought back by Neil Armstrong has come to light.

Boris the polar bear has 3 teeth pulled at Washington zoo

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:31
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Boris the 29-year-old polar bear is eating only soft foods for a while after having surgery to remove three broken or decayed teeth at a Washington state zoo.

Researchers help guard sunken tribe artifacts from turbines

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:36
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — University of Rhode Island researchers are working with Native Americans to ensure that energy companies hoping to erect massive wind turbines off New England don't inadvertently disturb the tribes' sunken ceremonial sites and burial grounds.

SpaceX launch of observatory, landing test off until Tuesday

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 05:59
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A deep-space observatory has to wait yet another day before flying.

Twists, turns, eventually lead to promising Ebola vaccine

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 03:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — It took 16 years of twists and turns. Over and over, Dr. Nancy Sullivan thought she was close to an Ebola vaccine, only to see the next experiment fail.

Researchers: Climate change affecting Hawaii Island storms

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 15:48
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii island is seeing more frequent heavy storms, and climate change may be the reason, according to two University of Hawaii researchers.

SpaceX looks to launch space weather satellite, land rocket

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 05:35
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is aiming for both a launch and landing within minutes of each other Sunday.

Schwarzenegger calls for more effort to fight climate change

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 04:28
MUNICH (AP) — Former California governor and Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling for more to be done to combat climate change, saying it is "the issue of our time."

Lack of ice hampers efforts to net homely invasive fish

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:50
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Warm weather has helped grant a reprieve this year to a homely, eel-like and especially slimy fish pursued by anglers as they compete for big money in two annual ice-fishing tournaments at a reservoir on the Wyoming-Utah line.

40 truckloads of lava rock being cleared at transfer station

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 11:09
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Work is under way to clear 40 truckloads of rock left behind after lava poured through a Big Island trash transfer station.

UN climate chief tempers expectations on Paris deal

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:44
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Tempering expectations on a global climate deal in Paris this year, the U.N.'s top climate diplomat has warned against assuming the pact will "miraculously solve climate change."

Angry owl in Oregon park attacks fourth jogger

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:59
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It appears the angry owl of Oregon has attacked another jogger.

Lawmakers applaud money in Obama budget for warning system

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 10:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — California lawmakers say President Barack Obama's recommendation to spend $5 million next year on an early earthquake warning system for the West Coast represents a significant breakthrough.

Birds cleaned of mysterious gray goo to return to shorelines

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:35
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A second batch of birds that have recovered after getting covered in a mysterious gray substance will be released back onto San Francisco Bay Area's shorelines.

Pigeon pageant for beautiful birds dispels 'rats with wings'

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:35
ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — Dogs aren't the only animals that vie for best in show. Hundreds of breeds of pigeons compete in their own version of the Westminster show, strutting on long, thick legs or fluttering curly, lacy feathers in their bid to be best bird.

Norway to cut climate pollution by 40 percent by 2030

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 03:26
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norway will cut its emissions of global warming gases by at least 40 percent by 2030, aligning itself with the target set by the European Union, the government said Wednesday.

Virgin Galactic gets back on track toward space tourism

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:35
UPHAM, N.M. (AP) — The only thing interrupting one of New Mexico's most remote stretches of desert is a pristine runway where Virgin Galactic plans one day to launch the world's first commercial space-line.