Monday, May 29, 2017

Science

This March 30, 2016, shows some of the produce grown in the local school's wood-heated aquaponics greenhouse in Naukati, Alaska. (Colter Barnes via AP)

BY RACHEL D’ORO ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Cold-climate greenhouses have long been an option for increasing the limited growing season in Alaska, where fresh produce is a rarity in a ...
Dutch university dropout Bojan Slat, who founded the The Ocean Cleanup, answers questions during an interview prior to a press presentation in Utrecht, Netherlands, Thursday, May 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

BY MIKE CORDER UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch foundation aiming to rid the world’s oceans of plastic waste says it will start cleaning up the huge area of floating ...
In this undated photo provided by Australia's Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, a black-spined toad is seen inside a shoe of a passenger from Indonesia, in Cairns, northeast Australia. (Australia's Department of Agriculture and Water Resources via AP)

BY ROD McGUIRK CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian quarantine authorities on Thursday urged travelers through Asia to avoid bringing in hitchhiking amphibians after a passenger arrived at an airport with ...
United States former President Barack Obama talks during the "Seeds&Chips - Global Food Innovation" summit, in Milan, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

BY COLLEEN BARRY MILAN (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama says he’s “confident that the United States will continue to move in the right direction” on climate change despite ...
A replica skull of a species belonging to the human family tree whose remnants were first discovered in a South African cave in 2013 is held at the unveiling at the Maropeng Museum, near Magaliesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

BY CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A species belonging to the human family tree whose remnants were first discovered in a South African cave in 2013 lived several hundred thousand ...
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks at a news conference Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in East Chicago, Ind., following a tour of a public-housing complex where roughly 1,000 people were ordered evacuated because of lead contamination. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

BY MICHAEL BIESECKER WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will not reappoint half the expert members of a board that advises the Environmental Protection Agency on the integrity of its ...
In this photo taken April 25, 2017, the rain tarp covers the infield of Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, where the Philadelphia Phillies baseball game against the Florida Marlins was postponed due to bad weather. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — That whole April showers thing went a bit overboard last month in the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday it ...
In this April 3, 2014 file photo giant machines dig for brown coal at the open-cast mining Garzweiler in front of a smoking power plant near the city of Grevenbroich in western Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

BONN, Germany (AP) — Despite uncertainties about whether the United States will remain committed to the Paris climate accord under President Donald Trump, envoys convened talks Monday in Germany on ...
In this photo taken March 28, 2017, Bill Fairgrieve, a fisheries research biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, holds a sablefish at a research facility in Manchester, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

BY PHUONG LE PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The dark gray fish prized for its buttery flavor live deep in the ocean, so researchers keep their lab cold and dark ...
This image provided by the U.S. Air Force shows the Air Force's X37B spacecraft at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, May 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force via AP)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — U.S. military officials say an unmanned spacecraft orbiting Earth since May 2015 has landed in Florida. The Air Force posted tweets that the X37B spacecraft ...
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