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Protesters block construction of giant Hawaii telescope

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:32
HONOLULU (AP) — Hundreds of protesters on a Hawaii mountain road erupted in cheers Wednesday after construction crews turned around and retreated from the site for what would be one of the world's largest telescopes.

Man arrested as crews attempt to start giant telescope work

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 14:29
HONOLULU (AP) — A battle is poised to unfold on a sacred Hawaii mountain where plans call for construction of one of the world's largest telescopes.

House GOP targets Obama climate plan for US power plants

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 11:57
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.

New Mexico coal plant owners settle Clean Air Act violations

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 09:44
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.

Wacky fossil worm reveals secret: Which end is which?

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 09:21
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.

Ash from Indonesia volcano blankets provincial capital Medan

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 03:10
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.

ADB: Climate change makes poor poorer in Asia-Pacific

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 00:55
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.