Thursday, March 23, 2017

Science

In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 photo, three rhinos line up at the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Limpopo province, South Africa. (AP Photo/Renee Graham)

BY CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s government is moving ahead with plans to allow a domestic trade and limited export of rhino horns, alarming many international conservationists who ...
Bruno, left, and Gracie two rhinoceroses rest at the Thoiry Zoo, near Paris, France, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, the zoo where a rhinoceros named Vince was killed and one of it's horns removed using a chain saw. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

BY FRANK ELTMAN NEW YORK (AP) — The brazen killing of a rhinoceros at a wildlife park near Paris by assailants who removed a horn valued at nearly triple the ...
In this Thursday, March 9, 2017 photo, hundreds of juvenile coho salmon are released into the Lostine River from a water tanker truck. The Nez Perce tribe and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife worked together to restore 500,000 juvenile coho salmon to the Snake River Basin in northeastern Oregon, where they haven't been seen for more than 30 years. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

BY GILLIAN FLACCUS LOSTINE, Ore. (AP) — These speckled, rose-tinted fish haven’t been spotted in this bubbling river in remote northeastern Oregon for more than 30 years — until now. ...
A boy rides his his bicycle past a recently discovered statue in a Cairo slum that may be of pharaoh Ramses II, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, March 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists in Egypt discovered a massive statue in a Cairo slum that may be of Ramses II, one of the country’s most famous and longest ruling ancient ...
In this June 16, 2012, file photo, the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft rocket launches from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

BEIJING (AP) — China is developing an advanced new spaceship capable of both flying in low-Earth orbit and landing on the moon, according to state media, in another bold step ...
In this Feb. 28, 2017 file photo, daffodils bloom in New York's Central Park. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — A freakishly balmy February broke more than 11,700 local daily records for warmth in the United States, but it didn’t quite beat 1954 for ...
In this March 17, 2014, file photo, Egill Hauksson a Caltech Seismologist talks about an early morning earthquake during a news conference at Caltech in Pasadena, California. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File )

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An earthquake fault running from San Diego Bay to Los Angeles is capable of producing a magnitude-7.4 earthquake that could affect some of the region’s most ...
In this 2016 photo provided by NOAA, a bluefin trevally swims on a reef off Hawaii's island of Kahoolawe. (Jeanette Clark/NOAA Fisheries via AP)

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. officials say the first-ever assessment of Hawaii’s reef fish shows that 11 of 27 species are experiencing some level of overfishing. Researchers with the National Oceanic ...
In this December 2016 photo provided by the Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne researchers wring out an "Oleo Sponge" pad to extract adsorbed crude oil obtained during tests at a seawater tank facility in Leonardo, New Jersey. (Mark Lopez/Argonne National Laboratory via AP)

BY MALCOLM RITTER NEW YORK (AP) — Federal researchers have created a new tool to clean up oil spills by tinkering with the kind of foam found in seat cushions. ...
Delegates leave the Great Hall of the People after attending the opening session of the annual National People's Congress in Beijing, Sunday, March 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

BY LOUISE WATT BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged Sunday to make the country’s smoggy skies blue again and “work faster” to address pollution caused by the burning ...
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