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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are moving forward with a plan to block a key element of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, defying a veto threat from the president.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The owners of a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation reached a settlement Wednesday with federal agencies over complaints they flouted rules for permits and violated the Clean Air Act, leading to further pollution control upgrades that will cost millions of dollars.
NEW YORK (AP) — A bizarre-looking fossil worm that's been a puzzle for scientists has given up a secret: Researchers now know which end is which.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Volcanic ash from Indonesia's smoldering Mount Sinabung has blanketed parts of Medan, the provincial capital of North Sumatra, forcing residents to wear masks.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank says climate change has been making the poor in the Asia-Pacific region even poorer and is also setting back efforts to haul them out of poverty.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Tuesday approved a bipartisan bill that would update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A food supplier has filed a lawsuit alleging an Iowa farm breached an egg supply contract after its parent company lost millions of chickens to bird flu.
HONOLULU (AP) — About 20 people opposed to building what would be one of the world's largest telescopes on a Hawaii mountain are camped out near the construction site, vowing to stop work from resuming.
Dangerous jellyfish, including Portuguese man-of-war, showing up at New Jersey shore.
In this long-exposure photo by Binsar Bakkara, hot lava flows from the crater of Mount Sinabung as seen from a location about 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from the volcano, in Tiga Kicat, in Indonesia's North Sumatra province early Tuesday. Lava, hot rocks and ash have spewed from the 2,460-meter (8,070-foot) volcano almost daily since its alert status was raised to the highest level on June 2. According to the monitoring post watching the volcano's activity, lava is continuing to flow into the dome but the small eruptions are keeping its estimated volume relatively constant at about 30 million cubic meters. Growth of the lava dome is a key indicator of a volcano's eruption potential. More than 10,300 villagers whose homes are in the danger zone have been evacuated to safer areas.
SEATTLE (AP) — The federal government is chipping in money for a three-year pilot study using sewage samples to determine levels of marijuana use in two Washington cities — research that could help answer some key questions about pot legalization, according to the University of Puget Sound,