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DENVER (AP) — Noble Energy has agreed to a settlement over air-pollution violations near Denver, a deal federal officials say could cost the major oil and gas company up to $73.5 million.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a potential vaccine in response to the current outbreak of a deadly strain of bird flu that has cost turkey and chicken producers more than 6.7 million birds since early March.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by more than 3 million tons by 2030.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators have opened a new corruption case against subcontractors building a space center where workers have gone unpaid for months and have appealed directly to President Vladimir Putin for help.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Hubble, it's your turn to smile for the cameras!
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The deaths of 389 fish at the Texas State Aquarium are being blamed on a mislabeled chemical container.
A photo of four rainbows in New York is striking a pot of gold on social media, but an expert in such rare events said this isn't quite the quadruple miracle that it seems.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA's crowning glories, the Hubble Space Telescope, marks its 25th anniversary this week.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hunters from a federal agency will travel to a remote island in the Aleutians to kill caribou, an invasive species that threatens wilderness vegetation.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Geological Society says it is "very likely" that most of the state's recent earthquakes have been triggered by the subsurface injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling operations.
HONOLULU (AP) — The humpback whale became the unofficial symbol for the conservation movement in the last century.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.
AP NewsBreak: Feds won't provide protection for sage grouse subspecies in Nevada, California.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials say dozens of drums of radioactive waste at one of the nation's premier weapons laboratories are stable after some showed signs of chemical reactions over the past year.
HONOLULU (AP) — The federal government is proposing removing most of the world's humpback whale population from the endangered species list.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former Wisconsin student says illustrating her chemistry thesis in a comic book helped her share the work with her family and friends as well as a host of others interested in accessible science.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two scientists whose work on modern research technologies is expected to speed the pace of medical discoveries will receive one of the richest prizes in medicine and science next month in New York.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post is reporting that the Justice Department and FBI are formally acknowledging that nearly every examiner in the FBI Laboratory's microscopic hair comparison unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants.