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Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: Focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios....

Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave....

Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas
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SURGIDERO DE BATABANO, Cuba. (AP) -- Many people in this hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago....





Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say....

Obama commemorates moon landing's 45th anniversary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- This week's 45th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon is being celebrated at the White House....

NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong
NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida....

At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun
BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930....

World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May....

Radar captures mayfly swarm on Mississippi River
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They've already been blamed for at least one car crash this week in Wisconsin....

US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade
HONOLULU (AP) -- Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort to prevent them from being introduced into the wild....