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Forest thinning to stop wildfires as strong as weakest link

Matthew Brown and Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:39pm

Buzzing chainsaws are interrupted by the frequent crash of breaking branches as crews fell towering trees and clear tangled brush in the densely forested Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco.

New Zealand recovers 6 bodies from toxic volcanic island

Mark Baker and Steve McMorran, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:59pm

As grieving families sang traditional Maori songs, New Zealand military specialists wearing protective gear landed on a small volcanic island on Friday and recovered six bodies of the 16 people who died in an eruption four days earlier.

California considers requiring zero emission truck sales

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:06pm

The country's most populous state could become the first to require a portion of new truck sales be electric or “zero emission” vehicles as California grapples with how to clean up its worst-in-the nation air quality.

US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:57pm

The Trump administration and China are close to finalizing a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs that are set to kick in Sunday, de-escalating their 17-month trade war.

Boeing's crew capsule declared ready for 1st space flight

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:03pm

Boeing's Starliner crew capsule finally has a launch date for its first test flight to the International Space Station.

Ghost Imaging Speeds Up Super-Resolution Microscopy

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:59pm

a process too slow to capture quickly changing dynamics.

Science Says: Diet plays big role in how huge whales can get

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:02pm

Whales are big, but why aren't they bigger? A new study says it's basically about how many calories they can take in.

iPhones, Switches and toys on the table in US-China trade talks

Katie Lobosco, CNN  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:24am

President Donald Trump has threatened tariffs on about $160 billion of Chinese-made goods starting this weekend.

Preservation or development? Brazil’s Amazon at a crossroads

David Biller and Leo Correa, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:04am

Night falls in Brazil’s Amazon and two logging trucks without license plates emerge from the jungle. They rumble over dirt roads that lead away from a national forest, carrying trunks of trees hundreds of years old.

UN chief warns against 'survival of the richest' on climate

Frank Jordans and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:34am

Failure to tackle global warming could result in economic disaster, the United Nations Secretary-General warned Thursday in Madrid, as negotiators at the U.N. climate talks remained deadlocked over key issues.

California commission lists yellow-legged frog as endangered

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 9:30pm

There’s new hope for an endangered California frog that has vanished from half of its habitat.

Facebook data center under construction in Eagle Mountain will expand by 500K square feet

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Dec 11th - 7:11pm

Facebook will expand the size of a data center under construction in Eagle Mountain from 1 million square feet to 1.5 million square feet.

Blue Origin launches, lands same rocket record 6 times

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 1:34pm

Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' space company, has scored another successful spaceflight.

Flooded farmers face growing dilemma in warming world

Tammy Webber and Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 11:24am

Frogs, carp and bugs thrived all summer in murky floodwaters where Gene Walter should have planted corn and soybeans. Last year’s ruined crop spilled from metal storage bins that burst nine months ago when the Missouri River surged through two levees near his southwest Iowa farm.

New Mexico zoo cares for endangered Mexican gray wolves

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:11pm

Albuquerque’s zoo is celebrating the survival of one of three Mexican gray wolf pups born at the facility this year.

Alaska island volcano erupts, sends ash cloud to Bering Sea

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:06pm

A short eruption of a volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands sent an ash cloud soaring into the sky Thursday near a lightly populated area.

Mountain lion captured in Southern California suburb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:58am

A mountain lion was captured Thursday in a Southern California neighborhood but officials said it wasn't the big cat that killed a resident's dog and injured another pet last week in the same suburb.

MicroStrategy Announces Top 10 Enterprise Analytics Trends to Watch in 2020 Report

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:01am

a day dedicated to raising awareness around best practices when evaluating, deploying, and using business intelligence software.

Iranian scientists' charges dismissed after prisoner swap

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 2:57pm

After an Iranian scientist was released over the weekend as part of a prisoner exchange, federal prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed charges against two of his former students who were accused along with him of violating trade sanctions.