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Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history on Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago....

Luc Hoffman, Swiss ornithologist and naturalist, dead at 93
GENEVA (AP) -- Dr. Luc Hoffmann, a Swiss ornithologist and naturalist with a passion for wetlands who helped create the World Wildlife Fund for Nature and many other conservation groups, has died, wildlife groups said. He was 93....

Russian authorities evacuate nomads after anthrax outbreak
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian authorities are evacuating nomadic reindeer herders and quarantining part of a Siberian region after an outbreak of anthrax killed more than 1,000 of their animals....

Sri Lanka to conserve climate-friendly mangroves ecosystem
PAMBALA LAGOON, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's government and environmentalists are working to protect tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests - the seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses, absorb carbon from the environment and reduce the impact of natural disasters like tsunamis....

Study: Common pesticide appears to reduce live bee sperm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new study finds that a commonly used insecticide kills much of the sperm created by male drone honey bees, one reason why the bees are dwindling....

Solar plane's arrival highlights UAE's clean-energy push
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy....

Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild
MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) -- Long gone from these parts, black-footed ferrets still appear on Meeteetse's town logo, in a bronze sculpture downtown and even on coffee mugs from a downtown restaurant, remembered for when the nocturnal weasels made their last stand in the nearby sagebrush hills....

Mexico finds water tunnel under Pakal tomb in Palenque
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Archaeologists at the Mayan ruin site of Palenque said Monday they have discovered an underground water tunnel built under the Temple of Inscriptions, which houses the tomb of an ancient ruler named Pakal....

Up there: Netherlands, Latvia lead world for people's height
NEW YORK (AP) -- If you want to see a tall population of men, go to the Netherlands. Tall women? Latvia....

Israel to display ancient mummy with modern-day afflictions
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's national museum is set to display a 2,200-year-old Egyptian mummy of a man who was afflicted with some modern-day illnesses such as osteoporosis and tooth decay, the museum said on Tuesday....