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Feds propose multi-pronged plan to bolster decline in bees

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 02:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more on research and considering reductions in pesticide use.

Corpus Christi Woman Gives Birth to Triplets, Two Are Cojoined

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:56
Girls were born premature at 34 weeks, but they are breathing on their own.

Dallas area has 3.3 magnitude earthquake; nobody hurt

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:20
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas area has been shaken by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake.

Future for warming US: Not just the heat but the humanity

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 07:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The combination of global warming and shifting population means that by mid-century, there will be a huge increase in the number of Americans sweating through days that are extremely hot, a new study says.

Discovery opens door for homemade morphine, painkillers

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 07:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without growing opium poppies, raising the possibility of home-brewed drugs.

Earthquakes on Hawaii volcano could signal new eruption

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 16:28
HONOLULU (AP) — A series of earthquakes and shifting ground on the slopes of Kilauea have scientists wondering what will happen next at one of the world's most active volcanos.

A look back 35 years after Mount St. Helens' deadly eruption

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 08:02
SEATTLE (AP) — Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top and raining volcanic ash for miles around. Today, the volcano has become a world-class outdoor laboratory for the study of volcanoes, ecosystems and forestry, as well as a major recreational and tourist destination.

Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes in Siberia

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 01:55
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite has malfunctioned and crashed in Siberia.

US says decade-old Gulf oil leak could last another century

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a decade, oil has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico where a hurricane toppled a drilling company's platform off the coast of Louisiana. Now the federal government is warning that the leak could last another century or more if left unchecked.