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In lab simulating harsh Mars climate, a nascent potato grows

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:30:27 GMT2017-03-30T05:30:27Z

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- In a lab in the Peruvian capital of Lima, a simulator mimicking the harsh conditions found on Mars now contains a hint of life: a nascent potato plant....

Federal agency refuses to ban pesticide used on crops

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:03:31 GMT2017-03-30T07:03:31Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's administration denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops, reversing a push by the Obama administration to revoke all uses of the pesticide on food after a government review concluded it could harm children's brains....

From poor eyesight to bad teeth, pandas' needs grow with age

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:01:42 GMT2017-03-30T10:01:42Z

DUJIANGYAN, China (AP) -- Failing eyesight, poor digestion, bad teeth, limbs no longer so limber: With captive giant pandas living longer than ever, the list of their physical and even emotional needs is growing....

Dirty air from global trade kills at home and abroad

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:15:15 GMT2017-03-29T18:15:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods made far away can lead to premature deaths both there and close to home....

US hearing on climate science focuses on name calling

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:02:00 GMT2017-03-29T20:02:00Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Climate science and politics too often reverts into name calling and bullying, which can get in the way of real work....

Trump administration seeks delay in ruling on climate plan

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:36:05 GMT2017-03-29T17:36:05Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hours after President Donald Trump signed an executive order seeking to undo his predecessor's efforts to curb climate change, his administration has asked a federal appeals court to postpone ruling on lawsuits over Obama-era restrictions on carbon emissions....

House approves bill to force public release of EPA science

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:56:41 GMT2017-03-29T21:56:41Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans are taking aim at the Environmental Protection Agency, targeting the way officials use science to develop new regulations....

Environmental groups file lawsuit over Trump climate actions

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:20:44 GMT2017-03-29T22:20:44Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Environmental groups that vowed to fight President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back his predecessor's plans to curb global warming made good on their promise Wednesday, teaming up with an American Indian tribe to ask a federal court to block an order that lifts restrictions on coal sales from federal lands....

Fears for Indonesian park's rare species as Trump town rises

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:34:20 GMT2017-03-29T10:34:20Z

GUNUNG GEDE PANGRANGO, Indonesia (AP) -- Shrouded in mist and cloud, the twin volcanoes of the lushly forested Gunung Gede Pangrango national park are the brooding guardians of nature's last stand on teeming Java island. Indonesia's overflowing, polluted capital is a couple of hours north, and with Trump-branded properties being built next to this protected area, Jakarta may soon feel even closer....

3 Texas deaths underscore the dangers of storm chasing

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:37:26 GMT2017-03-29T19:37:26Z

DALLAS (AP) -- As a powerful storm system swept across Texas, storm chasers raced to record its fury and witness a tornado. But one such pursuit ended tragically when three men were killed as their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads....