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Former GOP congressman, ousted in 2010, changed his mind on climate change, angered conservatives.
TOKYO (AP) — An International Whaling Commission panel said Monday that Japan's revised plan for research whaling in the Antarctic still lacks a convincing explanation of why it needs to kill the mammals.
TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said Monday that the first robot sent inside one of the melted reactors stalled before finishing its work but collected data that indicates a path exists to send robots deeper into the reactor.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The next space station grocery run will carry caffeine to a whole new level: Aboard the SpaceX supply ship is an authentic espresso machine straight from Italy.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige says a nonprofit company planning to build one of the world's largest telescopes atop a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred will maintain a moratorium on construction for another week.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A deadly bird flu strain was confirmed Friday at one North Dakota turkey farm and at four more in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected across the Midwest to 20 and the toll to almost 1.1 million birds since the outbreak was first confirmed in early March.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A paper published by federal and academic researchers says greenhouse gases generated by thawing of permanently frozen Arctic soils will accelerate climate change but will do so gradually.
BEIJING (AP) — A city government in southern China has revoked approval of a planned waste incinerator in response to public opposition and protests by residents.
DENVER (AP) — Scientists are working to pinpoint the source of a giant mass of methane hanging over the southwestern U.S., which a study found to be the country's largest concentration of the greenhouse gas.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A deadly strain of bird flu has reached the Midwest, killing or requiring hundreds of thousands of turkeys to be euthanized. Some questions and answers about the outbreak:
It's the ninth Minnesota turkey farm hit by deadly bird flu; Jennie-O operation has 310,000 birds.
HONOLULU (AP) — After more than a week of demonstrations and more than a dozen arrests, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said the company building one of the world's largest telescopes atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea has agreed to his request to halt construction for a week.
HONOLULU (AP) — After more than a week of demonstrations and dozens of arrests, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Tuesday that the company building one of the world's largest telescopes atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea has agreed to his request to halt construction for a week.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Chronic understaffing and police attitudes toward victims contributed to thousands of rape kits going untested for years in Detroit, but the city's success in clearing the backlog could be a model for other cities facing similar problems, according to a report released Tuesday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lightning-packing storms pummeled the St. Louis region Tuesday with inches of rainfall and two-inch hail, causing flash flooding that turned streets and yards into makeshift ponds of standing water as the nation's midsection girded for more potential severe weather.