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Survey: Mayors view climate change as pressing urban issue
BOSTON (AP) -- U.S. mayors increasingly view climate change as a pressing urban issue, so much so that many advocate policies that could inconvenience residents or even hurt their cities financially....

Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels
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DALLAS (AP) -- Solar energy is booming in the United States, but companies riding the wave fear that President Donald Trump could undercut them this week if he decides to impose new tariffs on imported solar panels....

Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 40,000 people flee
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LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines' most active volcano continued to spew fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes Tuesday in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption that has sent 40,000 villagers to shelter in evacuation centers....





At least 16 hurt in volcano eruption near Japan ski resort
TOKYO (AP) -- A volcanic eruption Tuesday injured at least 16 people at a ski resort in central Japan, including six soldiers hit by an avalanche during ski training, officials said....

Rocket launched in New Zealand deploys commercial satellites
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites....

Island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts with ash, steam
SYDNEY (AP) -- An island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted again Sunday, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air....

Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade, officials said Saturday....

Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons finally taught in space
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons are finally getting taught in space....

NASA bumps astronaut off space station flight in rare move
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA has bumped an astronaut off an upcoming spaceflight, a rare move for the space agency so close to launch....

Gabon says major ivory trafficking ring dismantled, 10 held
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Gabon says a major trafficking ring that smuggled six tons of ivory out of the country in 2017 has been dismantled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large numbers of forest elephants in the Central African country....