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German state to accept environmentalists' bee-saving plan
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Published in 3-4-2019
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BERLIN (AP) The German state of Bavaria is set to accept in large part a plan by environmentalists to save bees and protect biodiversity, averting a referendum on the issue.

In February, backers of the plan collected nearly 1.75 million signatures, over 18% of the region's electorate and enough to force a vote. It would set aside more space to protect imperiled insects and banish m ...>>

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Magnitude 3.6 quake shakes part of Southern California
Technology
Published in 3-4-2019
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YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) A small earthquake gave some Southern California residents a predawn wakeup call.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.6 temblor occurred just after 5 a.m. Wednesday and was centered 5 miles (8 kilometers) east of the Orange County city of Yorba Linda. Several tiny aftershocks followed.

The Orange County Fire Authority says it received no repor ...>>

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Los Angeles honors Jane Goodall on her 85th birthday
Technology
Published in 3-4-2019
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LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles city leaders honored the lifetime achievements of famed primatologist Jane Goodall by singing "Happy Birthday" to her on her 85th birthday.

Goodall vocalized a chimpanzee greeting Wednesday at the City Hall ceremony and pulled Mayor Eric Garcetti over to demonstrate how a female chimpanzee greets a high-ranking male.

Goodall recounted her experiences ...>>

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Groups sue to restrict salmon fishing, help Northwest orcas
Technology
Published in 3-4-2019
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SEATTLE (AP) Federal officials say they may restrict salmon fishing off the West Coast to help the Pacific Northwest's critically endangered killer whales, but two environmental groups are suing anyway to ensure it happens.

The Center for Biological Diversity and the Wild Fish Conservancy asked the U.S. District Court in Seattle on Wednesday to order officials to reconsider a 2009 ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 3-4-2019
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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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Pence calls for landing US astronauts on moon in 5 years
Technology
Published in 27-3-2019
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called for landing astronauts on the moon within five years, an accelerated pace that would aim to put Americans on the lunar south pole.

Pence said NASA needs to achieve that goal "by any means necessary." Speaking at a meeting of the National Space Council in Huntsville, Alabama, he said NASA rockets and lunar landers will ...>>

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US scientists to climb Everest, collect data on climate
Technology
Published in 27-3-2019
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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) A team of American scientists flew to the Mount Everest region Wednesday to study how pollution has impacted the Himalayan mountains and glaciers that are melting due to global warming.

The team led by John All of Western Washington University plans to spend the next two months in the region collecting samples and studying the ice, snow and vegetation.

In Ma ...>>

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Tribes urge US to put off oil, gas leases near sacred sites
Technology
Published in 27-3-2019
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Tribal leaders are calling on U.S. land managers to put off an upcoming oil and gas lease sale, the latest in an ongoing battle over energy development in a region that's home to a national park and other sites of cultural and historical significance.

The tribes say the federal government is obligated to follow environmental and historic preservation laws whe ...>>

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Pioneering Russian cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky dies at age 84
Technology
Published in 27-3-2019
    475 Visits

MOSCOW (AP) Russia's space agency says pioneering Soviet-era cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky, who made the first of his three flights to space in 1963, has died at age 84.

Roscosmos said Bykovsky died Wednesday, but it didn't state a cause of death.

Bykovsky was one of 20 Soviet military pilots in the first group picked to prepare for space. He first flew to space in June 196 ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 27-3-2019
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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
US official declares drought plan done for Colorado River
Technology
Published in 20-3-2019
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Seven states that rely on a major waterway in the U.S. West have finished a yearslong effort to create a plan to protect the Colorado River amid a prolonged drought, the federal government declared Tuesday.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman commended Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming for reaching a consensus on the Colora ...>>

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Science Says: Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival
Technology
Published in 20-3-2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) Earth's ultimate survivors can weather extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the U.S. military hopes these tiny critters called tardigrades can teach us about true toughness.

These animals are pipsqueaks, only about the size of a period. Under a microscope they look like some combination of chubby bear and single-eyed alien. And they are th ...>>

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US official declares drought plan done for Colorado River
Technology
Published in 20-3-2019
    506 Visits

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Seven states that rely on a major waterway in the U.S. West have finished a yearslong effort to create a plan to protect the Colorado River amid a prolonged drought, the federal government declared Tuesday.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman commended Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming for reaching a consensus on the Colora ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
National Guard to help protect California towns from fires
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Published in 20-3-2019
    156 Visits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California is calling in the National Guard for the first time next month to help protect communities from devastating fires like the one that largely destroyed the city of Paradise last fall.

It's pulling the troops away from President Donald Trump's border protection efforts and devoting them to fire protection, another area where Trump has been criti ...>>

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Science Says: Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival
Technology
Published in 20-3-2019
    604 Visits

WASHINGTON (AP) Earth's ultimate survivors can weather extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the U.S. military hopes these tiny critters called tardigrades can teach us about true toughness.

These animals are pipsqueaks, only about the size of a period. Under a microscope they look like some combination of chubby bear and single-eyed alien. And they are th ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com


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