Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence
AP Top Science News, 12 hours ago
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents discovered a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico just east of Nogales, Arizona....
6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case
AP Top Science News, 12 hours ago
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, relying on guns, badges, beatings and threats to extort huge piles of cash and cocaine, federal authorities charged in an indictment Wednesday....
Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska
AP Top Science News, July 29, 2014
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says....
Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope
AP Top Science News, July 29, 2014
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space....
Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical
AP Top Science News, July 28, 2014
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- More than a decade after its prized chinook salmon crashed, Lake Huron is fertile fishing territory once more, with fast-growing populations of native species such as walleye and lake trout, biologists say. Now the challenge is convincing anglers to take the bait....
Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts
AP Top Science News, July 28, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Along much of America''s coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday....
Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
AP Top Science News, July 28, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy ...
AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas
AP Top Science News, July 28, 2014
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming....
5 things to know about coal trade, global warming
AP Top Science News, July 28, 2014
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America''s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:...
North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks
AP Top Science News, July 25, 2014
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said Friday....
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