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Many farmers still need training after Lake Erie algae

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:48:28 GMT2017-01-21T13:48:28Z

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

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:20:27 GMT2017-01-20T19:20:27Z

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

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:27:48 GMT2017-01-19T18:27:48Z

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

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:45:50 GMT2017-01-19T21:45:50Z

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

Hawaii bill aims for 100 percent renewable transportation

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:34:49 GMT2017-01-19T09:34:49Z

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....

Earth sets hottest year record for third-straight time,

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:57:32 GMT2017-01-18T19:57:32Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, with scientists mostly blaming man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino that's now gone....

The Latest: Crew enters Hawaii dome for 8-month Mars study

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:14:36 GMT2017-01-20T03:14:36Z

The latest on the NASA-funded experiment taking place at the University of Hawaii's HI-SEAS facility on the Big Island. All times local....

Israel's national library acquires famed Judaica collection

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:16:14 GMT2017-01-19T15:16:14Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The National Library of Israel said Thursday it has acquired what is considered the world's greatest private collection of Hebrew books and manuscripts....

Europe's Galileo satellites hit by anomalies

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:05:35 GMT2017-01-19T12:05:35Z

PARIS (AP) -- The European Space Agency opened an investigation on Thursday into anomalies that have affected five of the first 18 Galileo satellites in orbit....

Finally, an explanation of strange African 'fairy circles'?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:47:29 GMT2017-01-18T18:47:29Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The forces behind the mysterious "fairy circles" that dot a desert in southern Africa do not appear to be supernatural, but they are intricate and complex....