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  • California sees unusually high ‘king tides’

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Seawater spread into several low-lying communities along the California coast Thursday morning as unusually high “king tides” pulled the Pacific Ocean farther ashore than normal. …


  • Huge DNA code of the Christmas tree being revealed

    NEW YORK (AP) — To millions of people, the Christmas tree is a cheerful sight. To scientists who decipher the DNA codes of plants and animals, it’s a monster. We’re …


  • Colorado River water report released in Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rising demand and falling supply have water managers in the arid West projecting that the Colorado River won’t be able to meet the demands over the …


  • Indy to replace entire fleet with electric, hybrid

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis wants to become the first major city to replace its entire fleet with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in a move the mayor says is designed …


  • NY, 6 other states suing EPA over drilling methane

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Seven Northeastern and mid-Atlantic states announced plans Tuesday to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, saying it is violating the Clean Air Act by failing to address methane …


  • APNewsBreak: Texas judge halts oil pipeline work

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas judge has ordered TransCanada to temporarily halt work on a private property where it is building part of an oil pipeline designed to carry tar …


  • Energy experts say drilling can be made cleaner

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the Colorado mountains, a spike in air pollution has been linked to a boom in oil and gas drilling. A thousand miles away on the plains …


  • Report: Asian economies will surpass US, Europe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States could see its standing as a superpower eroded and Asian economies will outstrip those of North America and Europe combined by 2030, according to …


  • Breathers beware: Particulate fouls icy Fairbanks

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Stanford University Medical Center doctors gave Alex Lee a parting gift at the end of his heart operations earlier this year: surgeon’s masks. They knew Lee, …


  • Crew tows whale carcass in Malibu out to sea

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A tugboat towed the decomposing carcass of a whale from a Malibu beach out to sea, several days after it washed ashore and created a stench …


  • Rotting whale carcass in Malibu towed out to sea

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — The decaying carcass of a whale that washed onto a California beach was towed out to sea Saturday, five days after it washed ashore and created …


  • USDA chief: Rural America becoming less relevant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It’s “becoming less and less relevant,” he says. A month after an election that Democrats won …


  • Rotting whale casts foul stench into Malibu

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A dead whale rotting near the Malibu homes of Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and other celebrities is causing a gigantic cleanup problem as authorities try to …


  • APNewsBreak: Feds funnel millions into Gulf Coast

    HOUSTON (AP) — Days before a newly formed council focuses on long-term Gulf of Mexico cleanup, a report released to The Associated Press shows that one federal agency has committed …


  • Grizzly managers look toward bear hunts in Rockies

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Trophy grizzly bear hunts are under consideration for the Northern Rockies in the surest sign yet that more than 30 years of federal protection for the …


  • Grizzly managers look toward hunts in Rockies

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — With bear-human conflicts on the rise, wildlife managers in the Northern Rockies are laying the groundwork for trophy hunts for grizzlies in anticipation of the government …


  • Fast-growing fish may never wind up on your plate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Salmon that’s been genetically modified to grow twice as fast as normal could soon show up on your dinner plate. That is, if the company that makes …


  • Air quality raises concern at NJ train wreck site

    PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Residents of Paulsboro were ordered to stay inside and schools were closed Monday after unsafe levels of a chemical were found in the air near where …


  • Program trains farmworkers to be organic farmers

    SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Bending over beds of shriveled strawberry plants, former farmworker Domitila Martinez pulls pieces of black plastic row covers in preparation for next season’s planting. Except this …


  • Carbon pollution up to 2 million pounds a second

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of heat-trapping pollution the world spewed rose again last year by 3 percent. So scientists say it’s now unlikely that global warming can be limited …


  • Upon further review, giant sequoia tops a neighbor

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Deep in the Sierra Nevada, the famous General Grant giant sequoia tree is suffering its loss of stature in silence. What once was the world’s No. …


  • Upon further review, giant sequoia tops a neighbor

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Deep in the Sierra Nevada, the famous General Grant giant sequoia tree is suffering its loss of stature in silence. What once was the world’s No. …


  • EPA adopts water pollution rules for Florida

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will adopt a combination of state and federal water pollution rules for Florida after a lengthy court fight with environmental groups …


  • Crews improving High Drive Bluff

    Down the steep High Drive Bluff, it smells like the holidays as forestry crews chip away at pine trees. The crew of seven has been working the bluff since October …


  • Ice sheets melting at poles faster than before

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by global warming, polar ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are now melting three times faster than they did in the 1990s, a new scientific study …


  • Senate gives green light to Pentagon green energy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday gave the green light to the Pentagon’s investment in green energy. By a vote of 62-37 on Wednesday, the Senate backed an amendment …


  • BP barred from new US gov’t contracts, land leases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration put a stop to new federal contracts with BP on Wednesday, admonishing the British oil company for a “lack of business integrity” and also …


  • 3 BP employees arraigned on Gulf oil spill charges

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two BP rig supervisors and a former BP executive have pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in the deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and the company’s …


  • 3 BP employees in court on oil spill charges

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A BP rig supervisor said Wednesday that he is innocent of manslaughter in the deaths of 11 workers in the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon …


  • BP suspended from new US gov’t contracts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration put a temporary stop to new federal contracts with British oil company BP on Wednesday, citing the company’s “lack of business integrity” and criminal …

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