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Caught napping: Baseball hitting, pitching sapped by jet lag

2017-01-23T20:10:02Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Researchers say they've documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team's bats....



What can mackerel and a volcano say about climate change?

2017-01-23T15:27:47Z

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- What could an Indonesian volcanic eruption, a 200-year-old climate disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel tell us about today's era of global warming?...



Trump's victory creates uncertainty for wind and solar power

2017-01-22T17:27:18Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly skeptical of the agency's value. What this means for states' efforts to promote renewable energy is an open question....



Strong quake hits Solomons; some damage but no tsunami

2017-01-22T07:41:11Z

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on Sunday, causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for nearby islands....



Thousands of bird deaths draw focus on brimming toxic pit

2017-01-23T21:04:59Z

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) -- It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration over Montana when a snowstorm blew in at the wrong time and sent them soaring to the wrong place....



Many farmers still need training after Lake Erie algae

2017-01-21T13:48:28Z

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's agriculture leaders say thousands of farmers have completed training that will be required for putting fertilizer on fields, but many more face a September deadline to finish the program aimed at combating the toxic algae fouling Lake Erie....



Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome

2017-01-20T19:20:27Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods - with a rare treat of Spam - and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace....



California scientist names moth species after Donald Trump

2017-01-19T18:27:48Z

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A scientist in California has named a newly discovered moth species after President-elect Donald Trump, saying the white and yellow scales on the insect's head are reminiscent of Trump's blond hairdo....



In Alaska, minus 59 takes toll on cars, pipes, state of mind

2017-01-19T21:45:50Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working....



Hawaii bill aims for 100 percent renewable transportation

2017-01-19T09:34:49Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045....