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Aged gibbon dies unexpectedly at Santa Barbara Zoo
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Published in 19-12-2018
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) An elderly gibbon recently transferred to the Santa Barbara Zoo from Northern California has died unexpectedly, possibly from cancer, authorities announced Tuesday. Nikko, a 35-year-old white-handed gibbon, died Sunday. He underwent tests and received a clean bill of health at the Oakland Zoo before arriving in Santa Barbara less than a month ago and showed no signs of ...>>
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European officials agree on ban of some single-use plastics
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Published in 19-12-2018
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BERLIN (AP) Plastic knives just won't cut it any longer, if the European Union has its way. The 28-nation bloc moved closer to banning single-use straws, plates, cutlery and cotton swabs, after officials from EU member states and the European Parliament on Wednesday backed recommendations by its executive branch designed to reduce marine pollution. Environmental campaigners have been calling ...>>
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Sinking Greek village highlights nation's addiction to coal
Technology
Published in 19-12-2018
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PTOLEMAIDA, Greece (AP) If earthquakes struck in slow motion, the results might be visible in a place like the Greek village of Anargyri, a hardscrabble enclave in a black landscape gutted by coal mining. The village in northern Greece once had more than 400 people. Now it has fewer than 50, after being torn apart over decades. Its roads are slowly buckling, its door frames have shifted, its wall ...>>
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After big earthquake, aftershocks continue to rattle Alaska
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Published in 19-12-2018
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Nearly three weeks after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake shook up southcentral Alaska, the state continues to register frequent aftershocks. Anchorage television station KTUU reports seismic sensors have registered nearly 5,000 aftershocks since the Nov. 30 earthquake. The large earthquake caused millions in damage but no deaths or injuries. Seismologists at the Alaska Earthquak ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 19-12-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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2 technicians killed at Antarctica science station
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Published in 12-12-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) The National Science Foundation says two technicians working on a fire-suppression system at an Antarctica scientific station were found unconscious and died. The foundation said Wednesday the two had been working in a building at McMurdo Station, which is on Ross Island. It says they were found on the floor by a helicopter pilot who had landed after spotting what appeared to be smo ...>>
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Congress OKs bill to allow killing sea lions to help salmon
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Published in 12-12-2018
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Congress has agreed to make it easier to kill sea lions threatening fragile runs of salmon in the Northwest. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that a bill approved by the House Tuesday changes the Marine Mammal Protection Act to lift some of the restrictions on killing sea lions to protect salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River and its tributaries. The measure had previou ...>>
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Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket
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Published in 12-12-2018
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MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space. If successful, it would be a major step toward the long-delayed dream of commercial space tourism. The next test flight could come as early as Thursday with two pilots taking Virgin Space Ship Unity high above California's Mojave Desert. A company statement s ...>>
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The Latest: US: We'll help others adapt to climate change
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Published in 12-12-2018
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KATOWICE, Poland (AP) The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 8:20 p.m. An American diplomat attending the U.N. climate talks in Poland says the United States is planning to help its allies adapt to climate change. Judith G. Garber, an assistant secretary in the State Department's environment division, said the U.S. also wants to help other countries cut gre ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 12-12-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station
Technology
Published in 5-12-2018
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Christmas turkey is rocketing toward the International Space Station, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake. SpaceX launched the holiday shipment on a Falcon 9 rocket, which pierced the clear, chilly sky. The first-stage booster aimed for a touchdown on land back at Cape Canaveral, once its job was done, but ended up smashing into the Atla ...>>
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Brazil warns against sidelining poorer countries on climate
Technology
Published in 5-12-2018
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KATOWICE, Poland (AP) Brazil warned Wednesday against freezing developing nations out of negotiations at the U.N. climate summit, suggesting this could lead to an acrimonious collapse in talks seen in Copenhagen nine years ago. Accusations of backroom deals aren't uncommon at such meetings, where diplomatic huddles often last late into the night. The two-week gathering in Poland is considere ...>>
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The Latest: Poland, Saudi, Brazil get climate booby prizes
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Published in 5-12-2018
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KATOWICE, Poland (AP) The Latest on the two-week U.N. climate meeting in Poland (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Environmental activists are naming Saudi Arabia and Brazil as "fossils of the day" at this year's U.N. climate conference. The Climate Action Network awarded them the dubious honor Wednesday, citing Saudi delegates' efforts to oppose ambitious efforts to curb global warming. The ...>>
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Disneyland tower suggested as Legionnaires' disease source
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Published in 5-12-2018
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A cooling tower that provides mist to make Disneyland visitors comfortable was the likely source for 22 cases in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak last year near the theme park, a health official testified this week. Most of those who got sick visited the park in the fall of 2017. Disneyland has denied it was the source, pointing to three infected people who had been in the city of Anaheim ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 5-12-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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