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Study predicts significant Southern California beach erosion


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- More than half of Southern California's beaches could completely erode back to coastal infrastructure or sea cliffs by the year 2100 as the sea level rises, according to a study released Monday....

Seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage


SEATTLE (AP) -- Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the United States' second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully treating Seattle's waste....

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts prepped the International Space Station on Friday for a new parking spot reserved for commercial crew capsules....

Bad breath: Study find array of bacteria when orcas exhale


SEATTLE (AP) -- When the mighty orca breaks to the surface and exhales, the whale sprays an array of bacteria and fungi in its his breath, scientists said, some good, and some bad such as salmonella....

SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet?...

A round-trip flight just for the view _ the Southern Lights


WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- They took an eight-hour flight just to look out the airplane's window, but it was an extraordinary view....

Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'


BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun," a device they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuels....

California air regulators vote to keep tough fuel standards


RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- California air regulators voted Friday to keep the state's tough vehicle emissions standards through 2025....

Correction: Dinos on Move story


WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a story March 22 about dinosaur evolution, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the college of one expert. It is Macalester College, not Macalaster....

Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world....