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January 30, 2015


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EPA administrator at Vatican ahead of encyclical.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met Friday with Vatican officials who helped draft Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on ecology, evidence that the Obama administration is seeking to hitch its climate-change message onto that of the popular pope.

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Friday 01/30/2015
Cold-stunned turtles rehabilitated in New Orleans, released
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 10:01 am

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Nearly two dozen turtles that were stranded by cold weather last year in Massachusetts have successfully undergone rehab and have been returned to waters off Louisiana's coast.

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NASA moisture satellite launch scrubbed due to winds
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 4:00 am

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — NASA has scrubbed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite because of wind conditions over California and technical problems.

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Thursday 01/29/2015
Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 11:03 pm

HONOLULU (AP) — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.

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Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 10:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.

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'Anonymized' credit card data not so anonymous, study shows
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 8:04 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.

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Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm

LONDON (AP) — Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum — and his fans aren't happy.

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Charles Townes, who helped invent now-ubiquitous laser, dies
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 12:01 pm

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast.

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Myanmar tallies 1,114 bird species, 20 previously unrecorded
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 6:04 am

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An extensive survey of birds in Myanmar has revealed nearly two dozen not known to have existed in the country, including a large black seabird with a ballooning red neck sack and a tiny black and white falconet with a surprised, panda-like expression.

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