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Ted Turner ranch aims to aid endangered black-footed ferrets

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:43
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A more than half-million-acre ranch that straddles the New Mexico-Colorado border and is owned by media mogul Ted Turner has asked for permission to import endangered black-footed ferrets.

NASA evacuates its side of space station, but finds no leak

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 07:05
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In a rare scare, astronauts fled the American side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after an alarm indicated a possible toxic leak. NASA later said there was no leak of ammonia coolant and a computer problem likely set off the false alarm.

AP NewsBreak: California unveils strict rules on pesticide

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 06:32
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers now must abide by the nation's strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near agricultural fields but is likely to raise prices on produce.

Farmers in dry California decry water decision favoring fish

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 13:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has left in place restrictions on water deliveries from California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to protect a tiny, threatened fish.

Jewell orders firefighting strategy that protects habitat

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 13:33
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is calling for a new wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of sagebrush country in the intermountain West that supports cattle ranching and is home to a struggling bird species.

SpaceX calls off launch to space station at last minute

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 02:25
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has called off its flight to the International Space Station.

Pacific Coast sea bird die-off puzzles scientists

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 10:36
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Scientists are trying to figure out what's behind the deaths of seabirds that have been found by the hundreds along the Pacific Coast since October.

Rains fuel California mushroom boom

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:46
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Recent heavy rains have brought a mushroom boom to parts of California.

California coyote killed after it bites man, child

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 07:21
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California killed a coyote after it bit a man and a child in separate attacks.

Java Sea plane search: monsoons, murkiness, trash

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 21:52
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Searchers combing the Java Sea for signs of the missing AirAsia passenger jet have the advantage of working in much shallower waters than those found in the open ocean but also face challenges that include monsoons, murkiness and trash.