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Seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:55:24 GMT2017-03-26T14:55:24Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the United States' second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully treating Seattle's waste....

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:55:36 GMT2017-03-24T18:55:36Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts prepped the International Space Station on Friday for a new parking spot reserved for commercial crew capsules....

Bad breath: Study find array of bacteria when orcas exhale

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:24:49 GMT2017-03-24T19:24:49Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- When the mighty orca breaks to the surface and exhales, the whale sprays an array of bacteria and fungi in its his breath, scientists said, some good, and some bad such as salmonella....

SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:31:44 GMT2017-03-23T21:31:44Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet?...

A round-trip flight just for the view _ the Southern Lights

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:37:55 GMT2017-03-24T06:37:55Z

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- They took an eight-hour flight just to look out the airplane's window, but it was an extraordinary view....

Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:36:15 GMT2017-03-23T17:36:15Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun," a device they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuels....

California air regulators vote to keep tough fuel standards

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:39:30 GMT2017-03-24T22:39:30Z

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- California air regulators voted Friday to keep the state's tough vehicle emissions standards through 2025....

Correction: Dinos on Move story

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:28:36 GMT2017-03-24T16:28:36Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a story March 22 about dinosaur evolution, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the college of one expert. It is Macalester College, not Macalaster....

Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:41:30 GMT2017-03-22T20:41:30Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world....

Bill would bar discrimination toward climate change doubters

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:51:13 GMT2017-03-22T22:51:13Z

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine laws protect people from discrimination based on factors such as race, disabilities and sexual orientation, and a Republican lawmaker wants to add a person's beliefs about climate change to that list....