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AP Top Science News At 11:28 a.m. EDT

After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut
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TOKYO (AP) -- Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry....

Plans for Antarctic marine reserve falter again
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A plan to protect a vast swath of ocean off Antarctica by creating the world's largest marine reserve appeared headed for failure for the fourth time....

Rocket explosion setback for commercial space
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CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) -- Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station....





Hawaii lava flow is slow, gentle, yet unrelenting
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) -- Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, moves gradually and persistently as she deposits lava across the Big Island of Hawaii. People in the small town lying in its path say the lava will reshape the community yard by yard as it slides toward the ocean....

Questions, answers about Hawaii lava flow
HONOLULU (AP) -- Lava that has entered a rural Hawaii town has been described as a disaster in slow motion. After months of creeping through uninhabited areas of the Big Island, it reached Pahoa this week, crossing a residential street, burning down a garden shed and inching toward homes and a main road that goes through downtown....

Report: Dangerous lab fires show lack of training
DENVER (AP) -- Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires, according to a recommendation Thursday from a federal board charged with investigating such accidents....

Possible complete mammoth skeleton found in Idaho
AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- A portion of a Columbian mammoth skull and tusks have been uncovered in southeastern Idaho, and experts say a rare entire skeleton might be buried there....

Fewer grizzly bears dying in Yellowstone area
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Fewer threatened grizzly bears are being killed in and around Yellowstone National Park, and scientists said Wednesday their numbers appear to be holding stable as officials consider lifting protections for the animals....

Nicely preserved mammoth carcass shown in Moscow
MOSCOW (AP) -- Nearly 40,000 years old and in surprisingly good shape, the carcass of a woolly mammoth has gone on display in Moscow....

BP spill left big oily 'bathtub ring' on seafloor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The BP oil spill left an oily "bathub ring" on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows....