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FILE - This Aug. 18, 2008, file photo shows students of the Institute of Geography of the University of Mainz, Germany, collect data on the Rhone Glacier in the Swiss Alps. More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world’s glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott, File)

Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world’s glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds. Scientists looking at glacier melt since 1851 didn’t see a human fingerprint […]

08/14/2014

A sculpture hangs on a fence in front of a burning structure during a wildfire Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Escondido, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Studies: Wildfires worse due to global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports. In the past three months, at least three […]

05/18/2014

This artist's rendition provided by NASA shows Kepler-69c, a super-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star like our sun, located about 2,700 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. (AP Photo/NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech)

Bill Nye: Bible doesn’t tell Earth’s true history

PETERSBURG, Ky. (AP) – True to his passionate and animated TV persona, “Science Guy” Bill Nye tapped on the podium, threw up his hands and noted that science shows the Earth is “billions and billions” […]

02/05/2014

As tax initiative teeters, Brown makes final pitch

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – In a final weekend of campaigning, Gov. Jerry Brown is asking everyone from students to hedge-fund managers to lend a hand in pushing his struggling tax increase initiative across the finish […]

11/03/2012

Food-labeling initiative could encourage lawsuits

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Supporters of a ballot proposal to label cereals, sodas and other products containing genetically modified ingredients say their effort is about empowering consumers who deserve to know what’s in their food. […]

11/03/2012

Irvine may sell park land after depleting funds

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) – The city of Irvine is considering selling off more than 1,000 acres of land that had been destined for a signature park to rival the likes of New York City’s Central […]

10/27/2012

Earlier puberty seen in boys, just like in girls

CHICAGO (AP) – Researchers have found signs of puberty in American boys up to two years earlier than previously reported. Other studies have suggested that girls, too, are entering puberty younger. Why is this happening? […]

10/20/2012

Skydiver lands smoothly after daring 24-mile leap

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) – Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed gracefully on Earth after a 24-mile jump from the stratosphere in a dramatic, record-breaking feat that may also have marked the world’s first supersonic skydive. Baumgartner […]

10/14/2012

Snail's-pace shuttle moves across LA 5 hours late

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The space shuttle Endeavour has slowed from a crawl to a snail’s pace – and quite often a dead stop – as it makes its final journey through the streets of […]

10/13/2012

Endeavour Behind Schedule to Expo Park Arrival

LEIMERT PARK (CNS) – Space shuttle Endeavour was delayed by some last- minute tree trimming in Inglewood today, and more than a dozen of the thousands of people waiting for it to be shuttled up […]

10/13/2012

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