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Cuba launches shark protection plan produced with US group

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:37
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has announced that it is launching a long-term plan to preserve its sharks in cooperation with a U.S. environmental group.

Former UK telescope to be removed from Hawaiian mountain

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:33
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii has announced the third Mauna Kea observatory that will be decommissioned, fulfilling the governor's request to remove 25 percent of the telescopes from the mountain.

Pig-snouted turtle from dinosaur era discovered in Utah

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:12
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A strange pig-snouted turtle that lived alongside tyrannosaurs and duck-billed dinosaurs has been discovered in Utah.

Biologists fly drone to track health of endangered orcas

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:39
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal biologists flying a drone have taken thousands of rich images of endangered Puget Sound orcas showing the whales are in good condition this year and that several appear to be pregnant.

MIT to fight climate change, but won't divest fossil fuels

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:34
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is launching a five-year plan to combat climate change but says it won't divest its $12.4 billion endowment from fossil fuels.

Faraway object being destroyed by real-life 'Death Star'

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 10:30
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A white dwarf star in the Constellation Virgo turns out to be a "death star" worthy of "Star Wars."

Study finds the warmer it gets, the more world economy hurts

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 09:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — With each upward degree, global warming will singe the economies of three-quarters of the world's nations and widen the north-south gap between rich and poor countries, according to a new economic and science study.

September was record hot globally; 7th time this year

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 07:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — This past September was the hottest ever worldwide — the seventh monthly record set this year.