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Eclipse chasers blaze trail to Oregon for view of a lifetime
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MADRAS, Ore. (AP) -- Just before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon's second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light....

Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of US
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years....

Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A massive Idaho tree that grew over more than a century from a seedling sent by a noted naturalist has been uprooted and is poised to travel about two blocks Sunday to a new location....





Polish protesters demand halt to logging in primeval forest
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Hundreds marched in Warsaw on Saturday to protest widespread logging in Europe's last primeval forest, a project undertaken by Poland's conservative government....

US investigates after lab improperly ships nuclear material
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- U.S. regulators said Friday they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from the laboratory that created the atomic bomb to other federal facilities this week, marking the latest safety lapse for Los Alamos National Laboratory as it faces growing criticism over its track record....

'Superhero' 3D printed hands help kids dream in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Being born without fingers can be tough for any child. Getting new ones - especially red and blue superhero themed digits - has made 8-year-old Kaori Misue a vibrant playground star....

It's a girl: Japan zoo's star panda baby gets a checkup
TOKYO (AP) -- The baby panda who has become an overnight celebrity in Japan is a girl....

Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- With the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the annual U.S. Conferences of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach....

Group votes to protect some Atlantic corals, balk on others
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A federal panel voted on Thursday to offer new protections to some deep-sea corals in the Atlantic Ocean but held off on protecting others so it can get more information first....

Experts: US exiting climate pact may doom some small islands
WASHINGTON (AP) -- To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle....