Worldwide strengthening El Nino giveth and taketh away
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In California, they're counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they've already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It's both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it's likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar....
Half of Columbia River sockeye salmon dying due to hot water
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures....
Canceled Utah race renews fears of shrinking salt flats
WENDOVER, Utah (AP) -- A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels rocket across gleaming white sheets of salt at speeds that can top 400 mph....
Scientist: Whale deaths off Alaska island remains mystery
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska's Kodiak Island, a scientist working on the case said Monday....
Stephen Hawking fields questions on artificial intelligence
LONDON (AP) -- Have a question about artificial intelligence and think theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is the man to ask?...
Magnitude 4.5 and 4.0 earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma
CRESCENT, Okla. (AP) -- Two moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma....
Endangered butterfly recovering in some, not all, of range
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a comeback in the pine barrens of upstate New York where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov decades ago....
Deep-sea mining looms on horizon as UN body issues contracts
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss, however, have always been out of reach to miners....
Conditions on Pluto: Incredibly hazy with flowing ice
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Pluto is hazier than scientists expected and appears to be covered with flowing ice....
Rarely-seen whale washes up on Massachusetts beach
BOSTON (AP) -- Biologists with the New England Aquarium are investigating what may have caused a rarely-seen deep water whale to wash up on a Massachusetts beach....
Two Inspector generals have requested the Justice Department to launch a criminal probe into whether Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive government information on a private email account she used as Secretary of State. According to the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, an internal review of Clinton's emails included intelligence material that should have been "secret", the second highest level of classification.
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