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Study: Monarch butterflies evolved in N. America
NEW YORK (AP) -- Monarch butterflies are famous for migrating from the U.S. and Canada to Mexico for the winter. Now a surprising study suggests the species itself also started out in North America some 2 million years ago....
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Weather service storm forecasts get more localized
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The next time some nasty storms are heading your way, the National Weather Service says it will have a better forecast of just how close they could come to you....
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Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them....
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News Guide: Ash and gases halt search on volcano
Toxic gases and ash were still coming from the Mount Ontake volcano Monday, halting the search for more victims and the recovery of the bodies. Here's a summary of events and a guide to understanding them:...
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35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska....
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Elk nose into Grand Canyon water stations
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Grand Canyon officials have reduced waste by banning disposable plastic water bottles and installing water stations for visitors....
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Report IDs 'major weaknesses' at nuclear-arms lab
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- One of the nation's premier nuclear weapons laboratories is being called out by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy for "major weaknesses" in the way it packaged contaminated waste before shipping it to an underground repository in southern New Mexico....
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Wildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species
GENEVA (AP) -- About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world's biggest environmental groups....
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Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?...
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Feds unveil cleanup plan for nuclear waste dump
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Shipments of plutonium-contaminated waste to the federal government's troubled nuclear dump site in southeastern New Mexico may resume as early as 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy said in announcing that the agency is committed to cleaning up the facility after a shutdown in February....
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