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New lab can create hurricane conditions on demand

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MIAMI (AP) -- Researchers trying to figure out what makes some hurricanes strengthen into catastrophic monsters have a new lab that allows them to generate tropical storm conditions with the flip of a switch....

Anthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing chemical weapons since it opened in 1942....

Republican Wyoming on board with federal sage grouse policy

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Many Republicans are wary of a large federal effort to protect the greater sage grouse - but not the Republican governor of Wyoming, the state with the biggest share of the birds and more energy development in their habitat than any other....




Cleanup of oily goo could allow California beaches to reopen
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A 7-mile stretch of Southern California coastline that was closed to swimmers and surfers after globs of oily goo washed ashore could reopen Friday after a two-day cleanup effort....

Magnitude-6.7 quake strikes remote area off Alaska coast
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A strong earthquake has struck in a remote region off the Alaska coast, but officials say there is no tsunami threat or immediate reports of damage....

Fossils of previously unknown beaver species found in Oregon
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A fossilized skull and teeth from a newly described species of beaver that lived 28 million years ago have been unearthed in eastern Oregon....

Elephant numbers plunge in Mozambique because of poachers
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Poachers slaughtering elephants in Mozambique cut their population almost in half from 2009 to last year, but in Uganda, elephant numbers are increasing as a result of anti-poaching measures, according to aerial surveys....

EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing....

Science magazine retracts study on voters' gay-rights views
NEW YORK (AP) -- Science magazine on Thursday formally retracted a highly publicized article about a study gauging the ability of openly gay canvassers to shift voters' views toward support for same-sex marriage....

NIH: Major study finds earlier HIV treatment improves health
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A major international study sought to settle how soon is best to start HIV treatment - and the advice is don't delay....

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