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Giant atom smasher starts up after 2-year shutdown

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 06:33
BERLIN (AP) — The world's biggest particle accelerator is about to start up again after a two-year shutdown and upgrade.

Clash over telescope at sacred Hawaiian site intensifies

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 06:11
HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists hoping to see 13 billion light years away, giving them a look into the early years of the universe, are facing opposition from Native Hawaiian groups who say the construction site of a new telescope is on sacred land.

Wanted: single snowy Sierra slope good for spring skiing

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 21:29
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — We've trudged through deep powder, braved icy slopes and weathered rain, wind and snow in an annual quest to reach a ski cabin in the wilderness of Sequoia National Park for the past 13 years. We always had skis on our feet. Until this year.

Protesters arrested blocking road to giant telescope site

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 13:59
HONOLULU (AP) — Protesters on Hawaii's Big Island have been blocking the road to a mountain peak where one of the world's largest telescopes is being built.

Ohio governor signs new rules to help reduce Lake Erie algae

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 11:59
OREGON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor has put in place new rules that should help cut down on the pollutants feeding the algae in Lake Erie.

Western governors tout sage grouse conservation efforts

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:20
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group of Western-state governors has released a report on voluntary efforts in 11 states to conserve the habitat of sage grouse as part of an effort to avoid a federal listing of the bird under the federal Endangered Species Act.

Trinity Test site opening to face protest from residents

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:42
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Seven decades after an atomic bomb helped end World War II, descendants of families near a New Mexico test want tourists to know residents suffered for years afterward and some of their children may have been affected.

Total lunar eclipse offers weekend treat for West Coast

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:39
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The heavens are providing a holiday treat this weekend, but you'll have to be quick to catch it.

Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:59
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A paper published Wednesday says polar bears forced onto land because of melting ice are unlikely to find enough food to replace their diet of seals.

TV vet takes to sky, dives into sea to help injured animals

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:52
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not every veterinarian would call it paradise.

Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.

Tiny songbird tracked across 1,700 miles of open ocean

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:13
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A tiny songbird that summers in the forests of northern North America has been tracked on a 1,700-mile, over-the-ocean journey from the northeastern United States and eastern Canada to the Caribbean as part of their winter migration to South America, according to a new study.

US to pledge up to 28 percent emission cut in global treaty

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 23:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will pledge Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent as part of a global treaty aimed at preventing the worst effects of climate change.

Solar-powered plane lands in China on round-the-world flight

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 21:26
BEIJING (AP) — A groundbreaking solar-powered plane successfully flew from Myanmar to central China early Tuesday as part of an historic round-the-world journey promoting renewable energy use.

Study Finds Equality Between Sexes at Moment of Conception

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:04
At conception, the two sexes are produced at equal rates, study says.

Twin fools NASA at brother's launch on 1-year flight

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:37
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Kelly's identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission.

Ferry operator Stena Line tests running ship on methanol

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:07
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish ferry operator Stena Line says it has converted one of its ships to enable it to run on methanol, testing the potential of the environmentally friendly fuel for the shipping industry.

Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:30
PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower has gone dark briefly, with lights going out to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change.

3 astronauts to blast off for 1-year trip to space station

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:22
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are to blast off early Saturday to begin a year away from Earth.

Wood bison make it to Alaska village; April release planned

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:21
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says 100 wood bison have been safely delivered to a rural Alaska village for reintroduction into the wild.