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NEW YORK (AP) — Comets are basically dirty snowballs, but it turns out they can have a very Earth-like feature: sinkholes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hotter temperatures are messing with the gender of Australia's bearded dragon lizards, a new study finds.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Age divides Americans on science issues just as much as political ideology, a new analysis of recent polling shows.
BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the conservation of an endangered species.
Tuesday lasts a wee bit longer — by a second.
PARIS (AP) — China on Tuesday announced its contribution to a global climate pact that's supposed to be adopted this year in Paris, pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and to halt their growth by 2030.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rocket's dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it's time for "Rocket Science CSI."
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is encouraging people of different religions to work together to care for the Earth, which he calls our "common house."
ST. LUCIA, South Africa (AP) — A group that runs wildlife parks in Africa plans to move seven lions from South Africa to Rwanda, where conservationists say the lion population was wiped out 15 years ago.
After revelations that a scientist failed to disclose his funding sources for climate change research, the Smithsonian Institution said Friday it is improving its ethics and disclosure policies to avoid conflicts of interest.
CHICAGO (AP) — A newly hatched penguin chick is on exhibit at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.
DENISON, Texas (AP) — Water draining into the spillway on a lake along the Texas-Oklahoma border has formed a whirlpool.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hundreds of protesters on a Hawaii mountain road erupted in cheers Wednesday after construction crews turned around and retreated from the site for what would be one of the world's largest telescopes.
HONOLULU (AP) — A battle is poised to unfold on a sacred Hawaii mountain where plans call for construction of one of the world's largest telescopes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are moving forward with a plan to block a key element of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, defying a veto threat from the president.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The owners of a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation reached a settlement Wednesday with federal agencies over complaints they flouted rules for permits and violated the Clean Air Act, leading to further pollution control upgrades that will cost millions of dollars.
NEW YORK (AP) — A bizarre-looking fossil worm that's been a puzzle for scientists has given up a secret: Researchers now know which end is which.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Volcanic ash from Indonesia's smoldering Mount Sinabung has blanketed parts of Medan, the provincial capital of North Sumatra, forcing residents to wear masks.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank says climate change has been making the poor in the Asia-Pacific region even poorer and is also setting back efforts to haul them out of poverty.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Tuesday approved a bipartisan bill that would update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years.