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Indian spacecraft launched last month is now orbiting moon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:21am

An unmanned spacecraft India launched last month began orbiting the moon Tuesday as it approaches the lunar south pole to study previously discovered water deposits.

Afghans restore art shattered by Taliban as peace deal nears

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:58pm

The Taliban fighters arrived with hammers and hatred. What they left behind is laid out on tables at the National Museum of Afghanistan, 18 years later: shattered pieces of ancient Buddha figurines, smashed because they were judged to be against Islam.

Urgency for vaccine grows as virus ravages China's pigs

Sam McNeil and Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:12pm

Scientists are working to develop a vaccine to help guard the world's pork supply as a deadly virus ravages Asia's pig herds.

California freeway crossing to give wildlife room to roam

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:09pm

Like many urban singles, the mountain lion P-22 lives a solitary life in a too-small habitat. And he has a hard time finding a mate in the big city.

New lawsuit seeks protection zone for Northwest orcas

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:09pm

A new U.S. lawsuit filed Monday seeks to establish a whale protection zone for endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest.

Florida's iconic palm trees threatened by invasive disease

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:14pm

Florida's iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps in months, with no chance for recovery once they become ill.

Study: Seeing how sun exposure damages skin could prompt people to use protection

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Aug 18th - 4:32pm

Melanoma is on the rise, and it is no secret that Utahns are particularly at risk.

Rise in Utah women in STEM, still less than US average

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 1:25pm

More women in Utah are earning STEM-related degrees, but experts say completion rates are still behind the national average, a report said.

San Francisco bison named Brunhilda dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 1:06pm

An 8-year-old female American bison living in Golden Gate Park's famous paddock has died after suffering severe kidney disease.

Funeral for lost ice: Iceland bids farewell to glacier

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 12:04pm

It was a funeral for ice.

Wildlife roam where US once made nuclear and chemical arms

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:34am

From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife.

Blooms, beasts affected as Alaska records hottest month

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:48am

Alaska has been America's canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning.

From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species

Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 1:28am

From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind's exploitation of the planet's fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction. Representatives of some 180 nations are meeting in Geneva to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues including the trade in ivory and the demand for shark fin soup.

Thailand's lost baby dugong dies from shock, eating plastic

Pitcha Dangprasith, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:45pm

An 8-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste, officials said Saturday.

Congo to use second vaccine to fight Ebola

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:15pm

The head of Congo's Ebola response says another vaccine will be used to fight the outbreak that has killed more than 1,800 people in a year.

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:01am

Singer Elton John says he's "deeply distressed" by media accounts that criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for taking a private jet to go on vacation despite the flight's carbon impact of the planet.

Lufthansa offers climate-friendly fuel, but at a price

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:26am

German airline Lufthansa is launching a website that allows customers to buy climate-friendly plane fuel to compensate for the emissions caused by their flight.

After 17 years, West Virginia town has access to clean water

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:00am

A West Virginia town that spent the past 17 years living under a boil water advisory finally has access to clean water.

National lab details $13B in building plans over next decade

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 5:30pm

Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory have plans for $13 billion worth of construction projects over the next decade at the northern New Mexico complex as it prepares to ramp up production of plutonium cores for the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal.

Major fire breaks out in New Delhi hospital; no casualties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:07am

Authorities evacuated dozens of patients and visitors after a fire broke out Saturday in a major government-run hospital in the Indian capital.