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Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking


BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade, officials said Saturday....

Gabon says major ivory trafficking ring dismantled, 10 held


JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Gabon says a major trafficking ring that smuggled six tons of ivory out of the country in 2017 has been dismantled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large numbers of forest elephants in the Central African country....

Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons finally taught in space


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons are finally getting taught in space....

NASA bumps astronaut off space station flight in rare move


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA has bumped an astronaut off an upcoming spaceflight, a rare move for the space agency so close to launch....

Unseasonable warmth creates hazards in rugged rural Alaska


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation's largest - and usually coldest - state....

Hippo-y birthday to Fiona! The popular preemie is turning 1


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Some days, it's more like being a Hollywood star's agent than a communications official for the zoo. That's what happens when your prematurely born hippopotamus becomes a global celebrity....

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting....

Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of waste


BERLIN (AP) -- Researchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards....

China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite


BERLIN (AP) -- China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms....

EPA official: government must plan for climate change


WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress on Thursday that the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites from climate change....