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Migratory bird struggles for shelter as chimneys torn down

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:35:03 GMT2016-09-28T06:35:03Z

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Vaux's (pronounced VOX) Swift, a tiny migratory bird species, has adapted well to urban living and now roosts in old brick chimneys along the West Coast during its annual migration from Canada to Central America and back....

SpaceX chief envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying to Mars

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:24:13 GMT2016-09-28T00:24:13Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- On a personal quest to settle Mars, SpaceX founder Elon Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to the red planet well within the next century, "Battlestar Galactica" style....

Spate of whale entanglements could inform regulations

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:50:44 GMT2016-09-27T21:50:44Z

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A recent spate of entanglements of rare whales off of New England could help shape future regulations to preserve the endangered animals, federal authorities said Tuesday....

WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:07:00 GMT2016-09-27T16:07:00Z

GENEVA (AP) -- More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to problems like strokes, heart disease and lung cancer, the World Health Organization said Tuesday....

US appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:06:06 GMT2016-09-28T00:06:06Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama's plan to curtail climate-warming greenhouse gases is an unconstitutional power grab....

Baby born with DNA from 3 people, first from new technique

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:07:58 GMT2016-09-27T21:07:58Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people - the mother, the father and an egg donor....

Study: Earth's roughly warmest in about 100,000 years

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:01:51 GMT2016-09-27T17:01:51Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new study paints a picture of an Earth that is warmer than it has been in about 120,000 years, and is locked into eventually hitting its hottest mark in more than 2 million years....

Vietnamese fishermen sue Taiwan steel firm over fish deaths

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:32:17 GMT2016-09-27T07:32:17Z

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Hundreds of Vietnamese fishermen have filed claims seeking compensation from a Taiwanese steel company that acknowledged its toxic chemicals caused a massive fish kill, a local priest helping the fishermen said Tuesday....

Jupiter moon may have water plumes that shoot up 125 miles

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:47:52 GMT2016-09-26T21:47:52Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Hubble Space Telescope has spied what appear to be water plumes on one of Jupiter's icy moons shooting up as high as 125 miles....

US not on track to meet 2025 carbon pollution cutting goal

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:37:32 GMT2016-09-26T15:37:32Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unless it does more, the United States probably will fall short of goals set under last year's Paris agreement to dramatically reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases, according to a new study....