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Alaska aquiver: State hosts plate tectonics research effort

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:06:31 GMT2017-05-24T07:06:31Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined, and America's shakiest state is about to have its ground examined like never before....

Advocates: Federal role crucial for iconic waterway cleanups

Wed, 24 May 2017 05:38:21 GMT2017-05-24T05:38:21Z

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- The Trump administration makes a straightforward case for slashing $427 million in federal spending to heal ailing regional water bodies such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound: State and local governments should do the work and foot the bill....

Science Says: Whale of a mystery solved? How they got so big

Tue, 23 May 2017 23:30:15 GMT2017-05-23T23:30:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists think they have answered a whale of a mystery: How the ocean creatures got so huge so quickly....

China urges balance on environment, economy in Antarctica

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:23:05 GMT2017-05-23T09:23:05Z

BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese leader on Tuesday urged international representatives to strike a "proper balance" between environmental and economic interests in Antarctica, as the frozen continent's vulnerability to climate change raises worries that some nations could seek to exploit its natural resources....

Spacewalking astronauts pull off urgent station repairs

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:34:38 GMT2017-05-23T15:34:38Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts completed urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, replacing equipment that failed three days earlier and restoring a backup for a vital data-relay system....

Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:26:46 GMT2017-05-22T17:26:46Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with medication save lives? Or does it trade one addiction for another?...

After 9 months in space, mouse sperm yield healthy mice

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:35:30 GMT2017-05-23T02:35:30Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- After nine months in space, mouse sperm has yielded healthy mice, Japanese scientists reported Monday....

Bevy of bobcats: Thriving animals poised as next urban pest

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:22:38 GMT2017-05-22T16:22:38Z

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- As someone who has studied bobcats for almost four decades, wildlife ecologist John Litvaitis remembers many times returning from the field without spotting a single one of these solitary and shy creatures that often hunt at dusk....

PBS airing live nature special from Alaska this summer

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:17:14 GMT2017-05-23T02:17:14Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- PBS is collaborating with the BBC on a special live event this summer where cameras will try to catch bears, wolves, eagles and other wildlife in their natural habitat in Alaska....

'Winged' snake species from 5 million years ago discovered

Mon, 22 May 2017 21:41:20 GMT2017-05-22T21:41:20Z

GRAY, Tenn. (AP) -- A new species of snake that lived roughly 5 million years ago has been discovered at a fossil site in Tennessee....