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Hong Kong shuts down in preparation for powerful typhoon
HONG KONG (AP) -- A powerful typhoon forced offices and schools to close and canceled hundreds of flights in Hong Kong, where residents were hunkering down as the storm brushes past....



Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests
APPLEDORE ISLAND, Maine (AP) -- When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster....



California pollution permits sell at highest price ever
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California raised more than $640 million this month auctioning off permits for businesses to emit greenhouse gases as part of a program aimed at fighting climate change, according to state data released Tuesday....



'A primal experience': Americans dazzled by solar eclipse
The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the U.S. witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World War I....



The Latest: Car strikes 2 women watching eclipse, 1 dies
The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT):...



Eclipse science: From galloping giraffes to solar wisps
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- The giraffes ran in circles. The flamingos huddled together. And the rhinos just looked confused....



Eclipse watchers: 'Really, really, really awesome'
Reaction to the total solar eclipse in the U.S.:...



Appeals court revives suit over US military base in Japan
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal appeals court Monday revived a lawsuit that seeks to block construction of a U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan over concerns about its impact on the Okinawa dugong, an endangered marine mammal that resembles a manatee....



Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes....



Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- While much of the country gawks at the solar eclipse, Bobbieann Baldwin will be inside with her children, shades drawn....