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Study blames global warming for 75 percent of very hot days

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 07:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man's effects on climate.

Thailand seizes 3 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Kenya

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 22:39
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand seized 3 tons of ivory hidden in tea leaf sacks from Kenya in the second-biggest bust in the country's history, one week after the biggest seizure, customs officials said Monday.

Late spring complicates already perilous amphibian migration

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 09:25
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Northern New England's annual amphibian migration is always perilous, but critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional challenge this year: a delayed start after the long winter.

Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 13:37
Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming.

Start of dwarf planet mission delayed after small mix-up

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:03
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA says observations of a dwarf planet have been delayed slightly after a communication glitch.

Dallas Zoo giraffe whose birth was seen online named Kipenzi

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 13:53
DALLAS (AP) — A giraffe born at the Dallas Zoo as people around the world watched online has been named.

Blue Bell closing all 3 creameries for training, cleaning

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:49
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries says it will close all three of its creameries in Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama for intensive cleaning and employee training in response to listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream.

Loose moose munching on leaves in Idaho park gets captured

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:43
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wildlife officials have wrangled a moose that meandered through a park in Idaho's largest city, the second sighting of the animal captured last year in Boise.

NASA releases picture of starry fireworks for Hubble's 25th

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 09:17
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — What better way to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's quarter-century in orbit than with cosmic fireworks?

New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:38
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back the extinct beast.

Nicole Kidman returning to London stage in DNA story

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 06:53
LONDON (AP) — Nicole Kidman is returning to the London stage in a play about the woman who helped unlock the secrets of DNA.

Report: Man-made earthquakes shake over a dozen areas in US

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 05:06
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.

Scientists: Over 143M Americans live in quake-prone areas

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:15
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists say more than 143 million Americans in the Lower 48 states now live in earthquake-prone areas.

Sea lion pup waddles away from water, gets ride back to sea

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:11
FORT BRAGG, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California rescued a sea lion pup that waddled about a quarter-mile from the ocean.

Noble Energy agrees to settle Colorado air pollution case

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:02
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.

Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 09:02
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.

With bird flu spreading, USDA starts on potential vaccine

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 08:50
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.

NYC mayor unveils sweeping environmental plan on Earth Day

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 07:58
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.

After workers asked Putin for help, corruption uncovered

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 07:43
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.

PHOTOS: Hubble's turn to smile, marks 25 years in orbit

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 07:28
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Hubble, it's your turn to smile for the cameras!