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Federal appeals court hears arguments on polar bear habitat

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 14:32
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal government wants to push ahead with its plan to designate a huge swath of the Arctic as critical habitat for endangered polar bears over the wishes of the state of Alaska and trade associations.

Blue Bell begins 1st ice cream shipments after listeria

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:32
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries has resumed ice cream shipments four months after listeria contamination halted sales and production.

Health officials say amoeba did not kill Minnesota youth

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:56
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Health officials say lab tests have determined that a Minnesota teenager did not die from a water parasite as initially suspected, but instead from a bacterial disease.

1st restocked Iowa turkey farmer talks lessons from bird flu

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:42
MANSON, Iowa (AP) — Thousands of young turkeys are running around barns on a farm that was the first in Iowa to restock after a bird flu outbreak devastated Midwest flocks.

Parasite yet another threat to already troubled amphibians

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have identified a new problem for amphibians, which are already shrinking in numbers: A parasite is infesting tadpoles worldwide.

Space salad: 1 small bite for man, 1 giant leaf for mankind

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — These are the salad days of scientific research on the International Space Station. On Monday, for the first time astronauts munched on red romaine lettuce that they grew in space.

2 Russian cosmonauts on ISS conduct spacewalk

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:47
MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian crewmembers at the International Space Station have begun a spacewalk to install new equipment and inspect the orbiting outpost's exterior.