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The Galveston County Daily News : Science

August 28, 2014

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Feds allow logging after huge California wildfire

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan released Wednesday that allows loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists called it a travesty and threaten to sue.

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Wednesday 08/27/2014
Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 9:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.

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NASA's new giant rocket system passes milestone
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 5:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a year to 2018.

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Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 12:00 pm

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results.

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Tuesday 08/26/2014
Southern California prepares for big storm surf
Updated: August 26, 2014 - 11:02 pm

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Sand bags and surfers populated Southern California beaches Tuesday in anticipation of potentially damaging surf spawned by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.

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Quake is major test for hard-luck California city
Updated: August 26, 2014 - 11:02 pm

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday's earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage and the rubble in Vallejo got scant attention.

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Official: Puerto Rico parrot births mark comeback
Updated: August 26, 2014 - 10:00 pm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two endangered Puerto Rican parrots were born in the wild in a natural nest found outside a national forest in the U.S. territory for the first time in 144 years, officials said Tuesday.

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Group files petition to idle coastal nuke plant
Updated: August 26, 2014 - 10:00 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An environmental group asked federal regulators Tuesday to idle California's last operating nuclear plant to review whether its reactors can withstand strong shaking from nearby earthquake faults.

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UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous
Updated: August 26, 2014 - 8:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.

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