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Records show Trump EPA pick crusading for industry donors

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:40:52 GMT2017-01-18T13:40:52Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state's natural resources....



Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:46:14 GMT2017-01-18T14:46:14Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather....



Deadly waves sweep father, son out to ocean, show dangers

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:28:28 GMT2017-01-18T02:28:28Z

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- One moment, Jayson Thomas was on the Oregon beach with his 3-year-old son. The next, they were gone, swept away by a "sneaker wave" as his wife looked on....



GOP targets landmark Endangered Species Act for big changes

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:38:50 GMT2017-01-17T06:38:50Z

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government's most powerful conservation tools, after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging and other activities....



Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continues

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:26:35 GMT2017-01-18T05:26:35Z

SYDNEY (AP) -- Australian officials defended their suspension of the fruitless deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, insisting on Wednesday that the enormous costs involved played no role in their decision to halt the nearly three-year hunt....



Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at 82

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:11:18 GMT2017-01-17T06:11:18Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- Astronaut Gene Cernan traced his only child's initials in the dust of the lunar surface. Then he climbed into the lunar module for the ride home, becoming the last person to walk on the moon....



States argue in court for more say over endangered species

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:00:45 GMT2017-01-18T09:00:45Z

DENVER (AP) -- A battle over how to save endangered wolves in the Southwest moves to a federal appeals court Wednesday as judges hear arguments on whether states can block the federal government from reintroducing wildlife within their borders....



UK to close Halley Research Station in Antarctica for winter

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:03:24 GMT2017-01-16T17:03:24Z

LONDON (AP) -- British scientists have decided to close the Halley VI Research Station in Antarctica for the winter amid concerns about safety....



Sonar maps from MH370 search will reveal more about seafloor

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:49:44 GMT2017-01-17T07:49:44Z

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may not have found the plane but will reveal more about how land beneath the Indian Ocean formed over millions of years and where oil fields could lie....



Britain's Prince Charles co-authors a book on climate change

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:05:53 GMT2017-01-15T19:05:53Z

LONDON (AP) -- Penguin Books says Prince Charles has co-authored a book on climate change together with an environmentalist and a Cambridge scientist....