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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.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A deep-space observatory has to wait yet another day before flying.
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.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii island is seeing more frequent heavy storms, and climate change may be the reason, according to two University of Hawaii researchers.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is aiming for both a launch and landing within minutes of each other Sunday.
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."
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.
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.
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."
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It appears the angry owl of Oregon has attacked another jogger.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers in the House of Commons voted Tuesday to legalize the creation of babies made from the DNA of three people. The bill now must go to the House of Lords before it becomes law.
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers will vote Tuesday on whether to allow scientists to use controversial techniques to create babies from the DNA of three people, a move that could make the country the first in the world to allow embryos to be genetically modified.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates say an endangered, dinosaur-like fish is at risk of being eliminated from key habitat in two rivers in Montana and North Dakota because of dams that disrupt spawning.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The U.N. weather agency says 2014 was the warmest year on record, though the temperature difference with 2010 and 2005 is so small that it's impossible to say for sure which of the three years was the hottest.
KRUGERSDORP, South Africa (AP) — Egypt's best-known archaeologist is a passionate showman with an explorer's fedora who joined the last, doomed Cabinet of President Hosni Mubarak, then resigned in a swirl of corruption allegations after the 2011 revolution ousted his patron. Admired or reviled, he is once again a frontman for Egypt, exhorting international audiences to see the heritage of a country where unrest has hit tourism hard.