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Lack of ice hampers efforts to net homely invasive fish

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:50
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.

40 truckloads of lava rock being cleared at transfer station

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 11:09
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.

UN climate chief tempers expectations on Paris deal

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:44
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."

Angry owl in Oregon park attacks fourth jogger

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 08:59
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It appears the angry owl of Oregon has attacked another jogger.

Lawmakers applaud money in Obama budget for warning system

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 10:03
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.

Birds cleaned of mysterious gray goo to return to shorelines

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:35
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.

Pigeon pageant for beautiful birds dispels 'rats with wings'

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:35
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.

Norway to cut climate pollution by 40 percent by 2030

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 03:26
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.

Virgin Galactic gets back on track toward space tourism

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:35
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.

A look at the UK's proposal to make babies from 3 people

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 08:56
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.

UK to decide if it's OK to make babies from DNA of 3 people

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 04:42
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.

Advocates: Dams put dinosaur-like river fish at risk

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:52
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.

UN weather agency says 2014 hottest year

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 01:39
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.

Egypt antiquities showman tells the world it's safe to visit

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 04:54
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.

NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 07:52
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite has launched on a three-year mission to measure the amount of water in soil.

Scientists abandon highly publicized claim about cosmic find

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:56
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists who made headlines last March by announcing that they'd found long-sought evidence about the early universe are now abandoning that claim.

EPA administrator at Vatican ahead of encyclical.

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 03:50
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Obama administration is seeking to hitch its climate change message onto that of the ever-popular Pope Francis, whose upcoming environmental encyclical has drawn more speculation than any papal document in recent memory.

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