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Feds document seabird loss in North Pacific waters

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 17:59
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The number of seabirds, including gulls, puffins and auklets, has dropped significantly in the Gulf of Alaska and northeast Bering Sea, a possible consequence of warmer waters, according to a preliminary federal analysis of nearly 40 years of surveys.

Faeroes invaded by total eclipse seekers

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 03:37
TORSHAVN, Faeroe Islands (AP) — For months, even years, accommodation on the remote Faeroe Islands has been booked out by fans who don't want to miss an almost three-minute-long astronomical sensation. Now they just have to hope the clouds will blow away so they can fully experience Friday's brief total solar eclipse.

Prosecutor in Texas execution case accused of misconduct

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 14:04
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A prosecutor who handled the case of a Texas man executed for the fire deaths of his three daughters has been formally accused of misconduct over allegations that he concealed evidence during the 1992 murder trial.

British DNA gives window into ancient past, Vikings and all

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:50
NEW YORK (AP) — Genetic samples collected from across the United Kingdom are shedding light on the ancient past, including Viking invasions and a mystery about the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons, researchers report.

House passes GOP bills targeting EPA's 'secret science'

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed two Republican-backed bills that would place new restrictions on the Environmental Protection Agency.

Largest US cache of chemical weapons about to be destroyed

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:13
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Army is about to begin destroying the nation's largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons.

DNA tests help California shelter speed up dog adoptions

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:37
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quarter of the dogs taken in by one California animal shelter look like Chihuahuas. So how do you make a pet stand out when it's similar to so many other dogs at the shelter? Check the DNA.