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Supermoon Plus Eclipse Equals Rare Sky Show Sunday Night

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 07:00
Look up Sunday night: Supermoon plus total lunar eclipse equals rare sky show.

Philadelphia hospitals prep for overseas visitors, diseases

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:43
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hospitals in Philadelphia are preparing for Pope Francis' visit by bulking up staffing and training doctors and nurses on illnesses that aren't common in the U.S.

Highly endangered Sumatran rhino pregnant with 2nd calf

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 02:40
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Sumatran rhinoceros is pregnant with her second calf at an Indonesian sanctuary in the original habitat of the highly endangered species.

Sage grouse plan aims for balance between industry, wildlife

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 14:00
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Interior Department said Tuesday that the greater sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird whose vast range spans 11 Western states, does not need federal protections following a costly effort to reverse the species' decline without reshaping the region's economy.

The Latest: Jewell praises cooperation on sage grouse

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 08:48
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The latest on the decision not to list the greater sage grouse as threatened or endangered (all times local):

Official says Egypt approves radar for Nefertiti tomb quest

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 08:27
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian official says the Antiquities Ministry has given initial approval for the use of non-invasive radar to verify a theory that Queen Nefertiti's crypt may be hidden behind King Tutankhamun's 3,300-year-old tomb in the famous Valley of the Kings.

Study: Twice as much trash put in landfills than estimated

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 07:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are sending more than twice as much trash to landfills as the federal government has estimated, according to a new study.

Agency investigates deaths of 25 walrus on Alaska coast

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 11:01
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency is investigating the deaths of 25 walrus found on a northwest Alaska beach.

Actors join campaign to draw attention to Arctic issue

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:21
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Critics of Arctic offshore petroleum drilling have used climbing gear, kayaks and polar bear costumes to protest industrial activity in the Arctic. They're now trying humor.

Telescope protesters agree to take down tent on Mauna Kea

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 17:28
HONOLULU (AP) — Protesters against building a giant telescope atop a Hawaiian mountain say they will no longer keep around-the-clock vigil on Mauna Kea.

The Latest: Small tsunami triggered by quake reaches Alaska

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 11:29
HONOLULU (AP) — The latest on tsunami advisories that were issued for Hawaii and parts of California after a powerful earthquake off Chile (all times local):

Colorado team says possible new dinosaur found in Montana

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 10:54
WOODLAND PARK, Colo. (AP) — Experts at the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center are confident the bones found by a team in Montana are those of a previously undiscovered species.

New Horizons Captured Amazing Pictures of Pluto

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 10:23
Sun provides dramatic backlighting for latest Pluto pictures; 'makes you feel you are there.'

Seattle Aquarium trains otter to use inhaler for asthma

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 10:03
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Aquarium has diagnosed a sea otter with asthma and is training the animal to use an inhaler.

Captive Snake With No Male Companion Gives Birth, Again

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 09:10
Who needs a male? Captive snake with no companion gives birth in Missouri conservation center.

Earth's record streak of record heat keeps on sizzling

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 08:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's record-breaking heat is sounding an awful lot like a broken record.

New Mexico official: EPA kept water data secret after spill

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 08:03
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A New Mexico official says federal regulators refused to share water quality data for weeks following a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine that fouled rivers across the Southwest.

Report: Orbital faces risks in resuming space station runs

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 08:02
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A new government report says one of NASA's two commercial suppliers faces an uphill struggle in resuming deliveries to the International Space Station.

Agriculture secretary announces goal for cutting food waste

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 12:58
NEW YORK (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a goal Wednesday to cut the amount of food that Americans waste by 50 percent by 2030.

NASA pushes 1st flight of Orion spacecraft with crew to 2023

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 10:29
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's newest spacecraft, the Orion won't be flying astronauts as soon as anticipated.