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Sea lion pup waddles away from water, gets ride back to sea

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:11
FORT BRAGG, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California rescued a sea lion pup that waddled about a quarter-mile from the ocean.

Noble Energy agrees to settle Colorado air pollution case

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:02
DENVER (AP) — Noble Energy has agreed to a settlement over air-pollution violations near Denver, a deal federal officials say could cost the major oil and gas company up to $73.5 million.

Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 09:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.

With bird flu spreading, USDA starts on potential vaccine

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 08:50
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a potential vaccine in response to the current outbreak of a deadly strain of bird flu that has cost turkey and chicken producers more than 6.7 million birds since early March.

NYC mayor unveils sweeping environmental plan on Earth Day

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 07:58
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by more than 3 million tons by 2030.

After workers asked Putin for help, corruption uncovered

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 07:43
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators have opened a new corruption case against subcontractors building a space center where workers have gone unpaid for months and have appealed directly to President Vladimir Putin for help.

PHOTOS: Hubble's turn to smile, marks 25 years in orbit

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 07:28
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Hubble, it's your turn to smile for the cameras!

Texas State Aquarium fish kill blamed on mislabeling

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:15
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The deaths of 389 fish at the Texas State Aquarium are being blamed on a mislabeled chemical container.

Weird: 4 rainbows photographed, but not quadruple rainbow

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:18
A photo of four rainbows in New York is striking a pot of gold on social media, but an expert in such rare events said this isn't quite the quadruple miracle that it seems.

Hubble Space Telescope marking 25th anniversary in orbit

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:11
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA's crowning glories, the Hubble Space Telescope, marks its 25th anniversary this week.

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.