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Nominee for EPA chemical safety post has deep industry ties
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Associated Press review of financial records and published work finds that President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments for criticizing peer-reviewed studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products....

Why some hurricanes linger while other storms die quickly
WASHINGTON (AP) -- This hurricane season is showing how wild and varied storms' life cycles can be....

Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- An internal government watchdog says some hazardous-waste cleanups in the U.S. have stopped or slowed down because the Environmental Protection Agency doesn't manage its Superfund staff effectively....





Cloudy, cool August restrains melt of Arctic sea ice
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Arctic sea ice this summer dropped to its eighth lowest level on record, new federal data show. That's far below average, but considerably above the record low set five years ago....

German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside
BRUSSELS (AP) -- An intact German World War I submarine containing the bodies of 23 people has been found off the coast of Belgium, authorities said Tuesday....

Giant antennas in New Mexico search for cosmic discoveries
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Employing an array of giant telescopes positioned in the New Mexico desert, astronomers have started a massive surveying project aimed at producing the most detailed view ever made of such a large portion of space using radio waves emitted from throughout the Milky Way and beyond....

APNewsBreak: California wants millions to fund water project
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Dozens of water agencies and millions of families and farmers would be on the hook for building two giant tunnels to carry Northern California's water southward under new plans to shore up funding for Gov. Jerry Brown's $16 billion project....

Literally lousy: Parasite plagues world salmon industry
ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) -- Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe....

4 US monuments to be scaled back hold artifacts, key habitat
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to shrink four sprawling national monuments in the U.S. West jeopardizes protections for ancient cliff dwellings, scenic canyons and habitat for endangered fish and threatened Mojave desert tortoises....

Earth sweltered to 3rd hottest August, summer on record
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth just sweated through the third hottest August and summer on record....