Conservationists, loggers team up on forest health
AP Top Science News, December 26, 2014
JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) -- Logs are piled high in the yard of the Malheur Lumber Co. mill in this small town in northeastern Oregon, ready to be sawed into lumber. Steam pours out of the stacks. Trucks loaded with logs roll in....
Scientists target mess from Christmas tree needles
AP Top Science News, December 26, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The presents are unwrapped. The children''s shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it''s time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree....
Arizona to change drugs it uses in executions
AP Top Science News, December 22, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona officials said Monday they have been cleared of any wrongdoing in an execution this year that lasted nearly two hours, but they are nevertheless changing the drugs they use to put inmates to death....
Loose bear eludes capture in Phoenix suburb
AP Top Science News, December 22, 2014
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities called off the search Monday for a black bear that caused a stir when it was spotted running through an alfalfa field on the eastern edge of metropolitan Phoenix....
Arctic offshore drill company enters guilty pleas
AP Top Science News, December 19, 2014
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The company hired by Royal Dutch Shell PLC in 2012 to drill on petroleum leases in the Arctic Ocean pleaded guilty Friday to eight felony environmental and maritime crimes....
Chevron: Big flames at refinery no cause for alarm
AP Top Science News, December 19, 2014
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) -- Large flames and white clouds of steam visible for miles from a San Francisco Bay Area refinery caused no harm to the surrounding community....
Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign
AP Top Science News, December 19, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica....
Efforts to save rare northern white rhino continue
AP Top Science News, December 19, 2014
PRAGUE (AP) -- Experts will meet in Kenya next month to discuss ways to save the critically endangered northern white rhinos from extinction....
PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in bird deaths
AP Top Science News, December 19, 2014
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming....
Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest
AP Top Science News, December 19, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest....
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