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Western lawmakers warn of moving radiation detection lab

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:50
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal officials want to move a mobile radiation detection laboratory from Las Vegas to Alabama, but nuclear safety advocates and lawmakers warn it could leave the Western U.S. vulnerable to an accident or terror attack.

Study: American, European bumblebees feeling climate sting

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:08
NEW YORK (AP) — A new study says climate change is shrinking the geographic range of many bumblebee species in North America and Europe, which could put them at risk of dying out.

NASA Picks 4 Astronauts to Fly 1st Commercial Spaceflights

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 08:27
NASA picks four astronauts to fly first commercial spaceflights in couple years; all test pilots.

Stress from heat, drought on fish spurs push to reduce kills

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 16:03
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Drought and record hot weather are producing potentially lethal conditions for salmon and trout in rivers across the West.

Humpback whale tangled in fishing gear cut free after 4 days

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:15
MOSS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — A juvenile humpback whale entangled in fishing gear off the Northern California coast has been cut free after a four-day effort to rescue the animal.

Trial alternative considered for Hawaii telescope protesters

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 13:21
HONOLULU (AP) — Instead of a trial, most of the people arrested in April for blocking construction of a giant mountaintop telescope will likely participate in a Hawaiian culture-based form of mediation.

EPA chief: Climate plan on track despite mercury ruling

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says a Supreme Court ruling that undermined a federal rule targeting mercury pollution will not affect the Obama administration's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions to slow the effects of global warming.

SpaceX close to figuring out rocket failure during launch

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:19
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX says it is still trying to figuring out what caused its rocket to break apart during liftoff nine days ago, but it's getting close.

NOAA: Warm oceans cause concern of coral bleaching

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 16:01
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says abnormally warm ocean temperatures are creating conditions that threaten to kill coral across the equatorial Pacific, north Pacific and western Atlantic oceans.

Spacecraft closing in on Pluto hits speed bump, but recovers

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 13:41
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is on track to sweep past Pluto next week despite hitting a "speed bump" that temporarily halted science collection.

US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 09:15
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has upheld a federal plan limiting pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers who accuse the Environmental Protection Agency of abusing its power.

Russian craft delivers long-awaited cargo to space station

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 01:58
MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, where it was anxiously awaited by the U.S.-Russian crew after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.

Washington woman who died of measles had been vaccinated

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:50
SEATTLE (AP) — A local health official says a woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system.

Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:39
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian rocket has successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.

Yellowstone loses radio frequencies used to track wildlife

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:59
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Researchers at Yellowstone National Park have lost their license for a set of radio frequencies used to track more than 100 radio-collared wolves and elk.

Heaven scent: Finding may help restore fragrance to roses

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:12
NEW YORK (AP) — Shakespeare said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. In fact, many kinds of roses today have little fragrance. But a new discovery might change that.

Study: Polar bears could feel global warming's sting by 2025

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:28
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows.

2 red panda cubs born at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:34
CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, red panda cubs have been born at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo.

Ex-Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking HIV research

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:58
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa State University scientist who has admitted to faking AIDS research has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison and must repay a federal government agency more than $7 million.

Thousands gather in Portland as Oregon eases into legal weed

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:01
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is easing into an era of legal marijuana after an early-morning party on a bridge at the center of Portland.