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EPA announces latest steps addressing Missouri landfill fire

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:35
BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. government says the owner of a burning suburban St. Louis landfill near buried radioactive waste has agreed to new measures meant to slow and help monitor the blaze.

Sea lion that made strange, 50-mile trek to ranch found dead

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:14
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was strangely found in the driveway of a cattle farm about 50 miles from the ocean.

After fanfare, forecasters review talk of storm 'outbreak'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:18
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After warning for days about violent storms that could rake the central U.S. with huge hail, high winds and strong tornadoes, forecasters will review whether the messages they sent were appropriate for severe weather that some considered a "bust" because the tornadoes that did develop were small.

Scientists: Dakota oilfield wastewater spills release toxins

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 13:08
Scientists say wastewater spills from oil development in western North Dakota are releasing toxins into soils and waterways, sometimes at levels exceeding federal water quality standards.

SpaceX aims to send 'Red Dragon' capsule to Mars in 2018

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:31
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is shooting for Mars.

Corps determines Kennewick Man is Native American

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:58
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that the ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native American tribes.

NASA astronauts prepare for flight on commercial spacecraft

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:16
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Five years after the last NASA astronauts flew from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station, a new group is preparing for a trip, this time on a private spacecraft.

Moderate earthquakes recorded in central, northwest Oklahoma

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:08
HARRAH, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports several moderate earthquakes in central and northwest Oklahoma.

Hubble Telescope finds tiny moon orbiting dwarf planet

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:44
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Chalk up a moon for the icy dwarf planet Makemake.

Cambodian Royal Turtle nearly extinct _ less than 10 in wild

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 00:30
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Royal Turtle is nearly extinct, with fewer than 10 left in the wild, because increased sand dredging and illegal clearance of flooded forest have shrunk its habitat, a conservationist group warned Monday.

Pope makes surprise visit to Rome park marking Earth Day

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 10:24
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has made a surprise visit to one of Rome's main parks to participate in an Earth Day event.

The Latest: Solar plane's Pacific crossing going smoothly

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 08:31
OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN (AP) — The Latest on the flight of a solar-powered airplane from Hawaii to California in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe (all times local):

How early is too early for word that tornadoes may come?

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 06:59
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Meteorologists are finding that it's easier to forecast stormy weather than it is to predict what goes on in the human mind.

175 states signing landmark Paris deal on climate change

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:43
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As many as 170 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday as the landmark deal takes a key step toward entering into force years ahead of schedule.

China Plans to Land on Mars by 2020

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 02:46
The chief administrator of China's ambitious space program says work is proceeding on a mission to land a rover on Mars.

Recovering sea turtles flown from Seattle to San Diego

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:20
SEATTLE (AP) — Two sea turtles that landed cold, sickly and malnourished on shores far beyond their normal living range have been flown aboard a U.S. Coast Guard plane from Seattle to San Diego to finish rehabilitation.

Only US grizzly recovery coordinator retiring after 35 years

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:42
The nation's first and only grizzly bear recovery coordinator is stepping down after 35 years, saying the threatened species has recovered enough for him to retire.

From tiny to titan: Baby dinosaur fossils reveal megagrowth

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — Think your kids grow fast? Scientists say one dinosaur baby went from tiny to a true titan in the blink of a prehistoric eye.

Jewish family makes claims to prized Passover manuscript

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:28
JERUSALEM (AP) — The grandchildren of one of the earliest Jewish victims of the Nazis are laying claim to a jewel of Israel's top museum: the world's oldest illustrated Passover manuscript.

Orca tagging stops after dead whale found with fragments

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:04
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal biologists have temporarily stopped tagging endangered killer whales in Washington state's Puget Sound after a dead orca was found with pieces of a dart tag lodged in its dorsal fin.