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Cats chat with us through meows, blinks and roving whiskers

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:17
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to cats, those meows mean ... well, a lot of things.

Cougar camps under house, shrugs off efforts to move him

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 06:20
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mountain lion certainly is acting like the Los Angeles celebrity he is: lounging under a home and refusing to be handled by wildlife officials who have used tennis balls, bean bags and prods in a failed attempt to dislodge the famous cat.

Comet lander's measurements weaken space magnetism theory

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 03:11
BERLIN (AP) — Whatever caused small space rocks to lump together billions of years ago, magnetism is unlikely to be the reason.

West Coast sardine season called off amid population decline

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:07
Fisheries managers have decided to call off the West Coast sardine fishing season that starts in July because of rapidly dwindling numbers, hoping to save an iconic industry from the kind of collapse that hit in the 1940s and lasted 50 years.

Black bear family roams Alaska neighborhood looking for food

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:52
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A family of five black bears is roaming an Alaska neighborhood, toppling trash cans as the group rummages for food and scaring some residents who believe the animals are the same ones seen in the area last summer.

Study: More people could survive tsunami if they walk faster

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:16
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — About 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the Pacific Northwest if they just walk a little faster to higher ground after roads are knocked out, a new study shows.

Profile in Courage Award to Go to Bob Inglis, Former GOP Congressman

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 08:17
Former GOP congressman, ousted in 2010, changed his mind on climate change, angered conservatives.

IWC panel: Japan's Antarctic whale hunt still not convincing

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 08:12
TOKYO (AP) — An International Whaling Commission panel said Monday that Japan's revised plan for research whaling in the Antarctic still lacks a convincing explanation of why it needs to kill the mammals.

1st robot into Fukushima reactor stalls, but gets some data

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 08:02
TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said Monday that the first robot sent inside one of the melted reactors stalled before finishing its work but collected data that indicates a path exists to send robots deeper into the reactor.

Caffeine High: Space station getting Italian espresso maker

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 14:44
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The next space station grocery run will carry caffeine to a whole new level: Aboard the SpaceX supply ship is an authentic espresso machine straight from Italy.

Hawaii governor says telescope-construction timeout extended

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 15:00
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige says a nonprofit company planning to build one of the world's largest telescopes atop a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred will maintain a moratorium on construction for another week.

Bird flu confirmed at 1 ND turkey farm, 4 more in Minnesota

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 19:23
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A deadly bird flu strain was confirmed Friday at one North Dakota turkey farm and at four more in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected across the Midwest to 20 and the toll to almost 1.1 million birds since the outbreak was first confirmed in early March.

Researchers say permafrost carbon release will be gradual

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:44
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A paper published by federal and academic researchers says greenhouse gases generated by thawing of permanently frozen Arctic soils will accelerate climate change but will do so gradually.

Officials in south China cancel incinerator after protests

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 22:45
BEIJING (AP) — A city government in southern China has revoked approval of a planned waste incinerator in response to public opposition and protests by residents.

Scientists seek source of giant methane mass over Southwest

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 21:18
DENVER (AP) — Scientists are working to pinpoint the source of a giant mass of methane hanging over the southwestern U.S., which a study found to be the country's largest concentration of the greenhouse gas.

Talking turkey: How bird flu outbreaks are playing out

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:17
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A deadly strain of bird flu has reached the Midwest, killing or requiring hundreds of thousands of turkeys to be euthanized. Some questions and answers about the outbreak:

Jennie-O Turkey Farm Hit by Deadly Bird Flu

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:39
It's the ninth Minnesota turkey farm hit by deadly bird flu; Jennie-O operation has 310,000 birds.

Amid controversy, construction of telescope in Hawaii halted

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 23:20
HONOLULU (AP) — After more than a week of demonstrations and more than a dozen arrests, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said the company building one of the world's largest telescopes atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea has agreed to his request to halt construction for a week.