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Soft soil makes Mexico City shake like it was built on jelly
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The soft soil that lines the ancient lake bed that Mexico City is built on amplified the shaking from Tuesday's earthquake and increased its destructive force, seismologists say as they try to better understand the quake that has killed more than 200 people....

Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says....

Puerto Rican astronaut gets double dose of hurricanes
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Space station astronaut Joe Acaba is getting a double dose of hurricanes - even in orbit....

New fight in California water wars: How to update old system
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout the most populous state needs a serious upgrade....

California condors return to the skies after near extinction
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) -- In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor....

Governors, John Kerry promote 15-state Climate Alliance
NEW YORK (AP) -- Governors and former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry are championing a 15-state coalition that's tackling environmental issues....

Nevada quake lab tests new bridge design after Mexico quake
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab on Wednesday tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after major quake damage....

The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Dennis Lyon was a genetic train wreck. Cancer was ravaging his liver, lungs, bones and brain, and tests showed so many tumor mutations that drugs targeting one or two wouldn't do much good. It seemed like very bad news, yet his doctors were encouraged....

Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cleanups at some U.S. hazardous waste sites have stopped or slowed down because the Environmental Protection Agency does not manage its Superfund staff effectively to match its workload, an internal government watchdog said Tuesday....

Ex-Mountie headed to US prison for smuggling narwhal tusks
BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks was sentenced Wednesday to five years, two months in a U.S. prison for related money laundering counts....