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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Scientists say they have found that some fish can survive in low-oxygen dead zones that are expanding in deep waters off the West Coast as the climate changes.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Officials struggled on Sunday to determine the scale of the devastation wrought by a monstrous cyclone that tore through the tiny South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu, with death counts varying in the single digits but expected to rise once communications are restored with outlying islands.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Winds from an extremely powerful cyclone that blew through the Pacific's Vanuatu archipelago were beginning to subside Saturday, revealing widespread destruction and unconfirmed reports of dozens of deaths as relief workers rushed to assess the damage.
BEIJING (AP) — People in China who want to take industries to task for fouling their surroundings have been rushing to file complaints and lawsuits this year in a test of legal reforms that toughens environmental penalties and makes clear that many public-interest groups have the right to sue.
SENDAI, Japan (AP) — The president of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu appealed to a U.N. disaster conference Saturday for help as a powerful cyclone swept across his archipelago, driving painfully home the rising risks from extreme weather and climate change.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — For the first time in a century, babies of the endangered Pinzon giant tortoise have been born in the wild in the Galapagos islands, scientists said.
DENVER (AP) — Geologists may finally be able to explain why Denver, the Mile High City, is a mile high: water.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities are reminding visitors who want to eye a total solar eclipse from the remote Arctic island of Svalbard this month to be aware of polar bears, dress warmly and make sure they have a place to stay before coming.
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a prominent anti-vaccination advocate must pay a doctor 100,000 euros ($105,720) in prize money he had promised to anyone who could prove measles is a virus.
TOKYO (AP) — Debris scattered over a large area at the bottom of the sea in the Philippines indicates at least one underwater explosion had torn apart the massive Japanese World War II battleship Musashi 70 years ago.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit filed by a coalition of rural Nevada counties that wanted to force the government to sell or otherwise dispose of tens of thousands of mustangs in U.S. holding facilities.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — NASA says the robotic arm on the Curiosity rover is moving again after a short circuit temporarily halted its work on Mars.
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Parts of Cape Cod look a little bit like the Arctic Circle this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives say they are happier, but liberals show more cheer in smiles, word choice and even emoticon use, claims a new scientific study.
Scientists will soon debut the blockbuster sequel to the so-called Big Bang Machine, which found the elusive Higgs Boson. They're promising nearly twice the energy and far more violent particle crashes this time around.