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The Latest: Spacewalking astronauts lose piece of shielding
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on a spacewalk at the International Space Station (all times local):...

Spacewalking astronauts lose piece of shielding, floats away
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts lost an important piece of cloth shielding needed for the International Space Station on Thursday when it floated away....

Nature groups want role in suit challenging marine monument
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Environmental groups that want to save a marine monument created by former President Barack Obama in the Atlantic Ocean off New England's coast are asking to intervene in a federal lawsuit that challenges its creation....





First on the Martian menu: spuds
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Could potatoes one day support human life on Mars?...

Federal agency refuses to ban pesticide used on crops
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's administration denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops, reversing a push by the Obama administration to revoke all uses of the pesticide on food after a government review concluded it could harm children's brains....

From poor eyesight to bad teeth, pandas' needs grow with age
DUJIANGYAN, China (AP) -- Failing eyesight, poor digestion, bad teeth, limbs no longer so limber: With captive giant pandas living longer than ever, the list of their physical and even emotional needs is growing....

Vehicles kill 3 tortoises in Joshua Tree National Park
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- People driving in Joshua Tree National Park are being asked to watch out for wildlife after the deaths of three desert tortoises in the past week....

Dirty air from global trade kills at home and abroad
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods made far away can lead to premature deaths both there and close to home....

US hearing on climate science focuses on name calling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Climate science and politics too often reverts into name calling and bullying, which can get in the way of real work....

Trump administration seeks delay in ruling on climate plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hours after President Donald Trump signed an executive order seeking to undo his predecessor's efforts to curb climate change, his administration has asked a federal appeals court to postpone ruling on lawsuits over Obama-era restrictions on carbon emissions....