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Seeking energy independence, Palestinians open solar plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:00am

Palestinian officials say they have inaugurated their first solar panel plant as part of a plan to reduce their dependence on Israeli power sources.

APNewsBreak: Theme park to star 'Hunger Games,' 'Twilight'

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 1:19am

Some of Lionsgate's most popular film franchises from "Hunger Games" to "Twilight" will be brought to life when the studio opens what it calls the world's first vertical theme park in China this summer.

Sea dragon exhibit dazzles visitors at California aquarium

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:13pm

At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start to flutter, sending the creature gliding through the water like something from a fairy tale.

Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 4:13pm

Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to their continued funding, researchers say.

Colorado won't halt drilling as it refocuses rules on safety

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 3:34pm

Colorado officials said Tuesday that they had no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to make health, safety and the environment their top priority.

Huawei could be the first big casualty of China's clash with America

Sherisse Pham, CNN  |  Posted May 21st - 2:31pm

In little over 30 years, Huawei has gone from scrappy startup to China's most successful global consumer brand. Now it could become the first big casualty of an escalating fight with America over trade and the future of technology.

Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 1:24pm

Ashes to ashes, guts to dirt.

Wind developer seeks proposals for whale monitoring system

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 12:18pm

The developer of a wind farm off Massachusetts is taking steps to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Downpours, runoff lead to decline in Chesapeake Bay's health

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:25am

The overall health of America's largest estuary declined last year due to the effects of record-breaking precipitation washing more pollutants into the water, but scientists described the difficult year as a dip for the Chesapeake Bay and not a disaster.

3 tips to help the seniors in your life avoid tech scams

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted May 20th - 2:36pm

Scams that target the elderly are on the rise. Here are three ways to help you and the seniors in your life avoid tech scams that could cost thousands.

Man pleads guilty to taking lemur from California zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 2:19pm

Federal prosecutors say a man has agreed to plead guilty to stealing a ring-tailed lemur from a Southern California zoo.

After long journey, bear spared by governor returns home

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:09pm

A bear whose life was spared two years ago by New Hampshire's governor has returned to her home turf near Dartmouth College after traveling thousands of miles since her relocation last June.

Out with the old kilogram, in with the new — scientists introduce more accurate measure

Matthew Robinson, Lianne Kolirin and Jack Guy, CNN  |  Posted May 20th - 9:28am

A kilo is a kilo is a kilo, right? Wrong. Monday marks World Metrology Day, and this year's edition sees a big change in the way the kilogram unit is defined.

'Hippie' island off Seattle sees shift in low vaccine rate

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 10:48pm

Sarah Day is a school nurse with "street cred" when it comes to the polarizing issue of vaccines on an idyllic island in Washington state known for its rural beauty, counterculture lifestyle and low immunization rates.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump cries 'treason' over campaign scrutiny

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 10:14pm

President Donald Trump is using "treason" rather lightly as he assails unidentified U.S. officials for investigating operatives of his campaign in 2016. There's no allegation or even suggestion that they committed this punishable-by-death crime, if any crime at all.

Vietnam cargo plane converted into interactive classroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 3:13pm

Students interested in science and technology will soon be able to attend class in an old military plane in northern Utah.

BLM seeks vandals who defaced famous archaeological site

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 5:38pm

The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of vandals who spray-painted graffiti at an important southern Utah archaeological site.

Inslee OKs funding to study removal of Snake River dams

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 9:43am

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that provides $750,000 to study how to best help impacted communities if the four federal dams on the Snake River are breached.

2020 hopeful Bennet proposes $1 trillion climate change fund

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 11:13am

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet said Monday he wants to commit $1 trillion for underwriting research and projects to address climate change, set aside about one-third of U.S. lands and ocean territory for conservation and reach net-zero U.S. emissions by midcentury.

Alaska's fledgling commercial seaweed industry grows

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 5:59pm

Alaska's fledgling commercial seaweed industry is growing, with producers excited about this year's harvest.