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Pope Francis' climate message yields little GOP response

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 23:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pope Francis' call for dramatic action on climate change drew a round of shrugs from congressional Republicans on Thursday, while many of the party's presidential candidates ignored it entirely.

Study: Mega injections of wastewater triggers more quakes

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 10:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — The more oil and gas companies pump their saltwater waste into the ground, and the faster they do it, the more they have triggered earthquakes in the central United States, a massive new study found.

DNA from ancient skeleton shows ties to Native Americans

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 09:24
NEW YORK (AP) — A DNA study says that an ancient skeleton found nearly 20 years ago in Washington is related to Native Americans. The finding could help resolve a long-running dispute over its ancestry and custody.

Grocers: Vermont GMO law could lead to fines of $10M a day

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 05:53
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The industry group suing to block Vermont's first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms says the law could cost the nation's grocers fines of up to $10 million a day.

APNewsBreak: US to pay millions for Agent Orange claims

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 05:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending years of wait, the government agreed Thursday to provide millions of dollars in disability benefits to as many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active-duty forces exposed to Agent Orange residue on airplanes used in the Vietnam War.

Pope urges revolution to save Earth, fix 'perverse' economy

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 05:13
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called Thursday for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he calls the "structurally perverse" economic system of the rich exploiting the poor that is turning Earth into an "immense pile of filth."

NASA: International satellite studying oceans stops working

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 14:37
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — NASA says an international satellite studying the world's oceans has stopped working after four years.

Record year for renewable power; heat, transport stay fossil

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 14:07
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The growth of renewable energy outpaced that of fossil fuels in the electricity sector last year, with a record 135 gigawatts of capacity added from wind, solar, hydropower and other natural sources, a new study shows.