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California condor takes flight in wild 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....



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....



EPA nominee once helped chemical industry, lobbyists
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An AP review finds a trail of payments from the chemical industry, lobbyists and others to the man nominated to oversee chemical safety at the EPA....



Cloudy, cool August restrains melt of Arctic sea ice
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Arctic sea ice this summer dropped to its eighth lowest level on record, new federal data show. That's far below average, but considerably above the record low set five years ago....



Foundation to create special reserve for albino orangutan
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A conservation group in Indonesia says it wants to create a 5-hectare (12-acre) "forest island" for the world's only known albino orangutan after rescuing it from villagers earlier this year....



Why some hurricanes linger while other storms die quickly
WASHINGTON (AP) -- This hurricane season is showing how wild and varied storms' life cycles can be....



German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside
BRUSSELS (AP) -- An intact German World War I submarine containing the bodies of 23 people has been found off the coast of Belgium, authorities said Tuesday....



Giant antennas in New Mexico search for cosmic discoveries
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Employing an array of giant telescopes positioned in the New Mexico desert, astronomers have started a massive surveying project aimed at producing the most detailed view ever made of such a large portion of space using radio waves emitted from throughout the Milky Way and beyond....



Literally lousy: Parasite plagues world salmon industry
ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) -- Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe....