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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Scientists say a growing network of cameras trained on the mountains around Lake Tahoe is changing the way crews fight wildfires.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming has mostly made the weather more pleasant for Americans over the last 40 years, which may explain why much of the public doesn't rank climate change as big a threat as do scientists and the rest of the world, a new study suggests.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Millions of Californians live in places with dirty air, according to an annual report card issued Wednesday that ranks two major urban areas in the state as the nation's most polluted.
TOKYO (AP) — The latest scientific assessment paints a likely bleak future for the Pacific bluefin tuna, a sushi lovers' favorite whose population has dropped by more than 97 percent from its historic levels.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's record heat streak has hit a record 11 months.
JERUSALEM (AP) — A 12-year-old Israeli girl has discovered an ancient Egyptian amulet dating back more than 3,200 years to the days of the Pharaohs.
HONOLULU (AP) — A visiting researcher who lost an arm last month in a laboratory explosion at the University of Hawaii told fire investigators the blast occurred after she turned off a digital pressure gauge she was using to check the pressure in a gas cylinder.
NEW YORK (AP) — Dinosaurs were in decline long before an asteroid strike polished them off about 66 million years ago, a study says.
WASHINGTON (AP) — This is the season of lies.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A former Cambodian government official who has spent two decades helping villagers fight poaching of precious tropical forests is among this year's winners of the $175,000 Goldman Environmental Prize.
LONDON (AP) — Boaty McBoatface has topped an online poll to name the U.K.'s newest polar research vessel, beating entries that honored scientists and explorers.
ASO, Japan (AP) — Thousands of rescue workers searched a debris-strewn village in southern Japan for about a half-dozen missing people Sunday, as the Japanese government said U.S. military aircraft would join the relief mission for communities devastated by two powerful earthquakes that killed 41 people.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Bill Gray, a pioneer in hurricane forecasting, died Saturday in Fort Collins, according to his longtime assistant. He was 86.
ABOARD US COAST GUARD HC-130 HERCULES (AP) — Several Hawaiian monk seals are being returned to their island homes after being rescued and rehabilitated.
MASHIKI, Japan (AP) — Two powerful earthquakes a day apart shook southwestern Japan, killing at least 29 people, injuring 1,500, trapping many beneath flattened homes and sending thousands to seek shelter in gymnasiums and hotel lobbies.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Countries with wild tiger populations have agreed to do more to protect tiger habitats that are shrinking drastically because of deforestation and urban sprawl, conservationists said Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students and teachers at a Los Angeles high school missed their lunch break after a mountain lion strolled onto campus and tried to join them.
BEDFORD, Texas (AP) — Some turtles having a tough time crawling out of an updated North Texas pond can now use special exit ramps.
DENVER (AP) — Runoff from autumn storms kicked up the levels of some contaminants in a southwestern Colorado river after a massive spill of toxic mine waste, but concentrations of other pollutants declined or didn't change, researchers said Friday.
NEW DELHI (AP) — The New Delhi government has begun a second round of a two-week car restriction to reduce air pollution that has made the Indian capital the world's most polluted city.