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SpaceX unveils sleek, white spacesuit for astronaut travel
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX has unveiled a sleek white spacesuit for astronauts on its crewed flights coming up next year....

California pollution permits sell at highest price ever
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California raised more than $640 million this month auctioning off permits for businesses to emit greenhouse gases as part of a program aimed at fighting climate change, according to state data released Tuesday....

Dutch activists in legal battle to urge action on pollution

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Environmentalists went to court Wednesday to demand that the Dutch government take urgent action to improve air quality, arguing that authorities haven't done enough to meet European Union-mandated targets....




Judge: Bears near US-Canada border merit endangered status
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Animals and plants can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink of extinction, a judge ruled in overturning the U.S. government's re-classification of a small population of grizzly bears living in the forests of Montana and Idaho near the Canada border....

South African rhino breeder starts online auction of horns
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A rhino breeder in South Africa has opened an online auction of 264 rhino horns that has raised alarm among leading conservation groups that fear a legal domestic trade could encourage more poaching....

Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests
APPLEDORE ISLAND, Maine (AP) -- When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster....

'A primal experience': Americans dazzled by solar eclipse
The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the U.S. witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World War I....

The Latest: Car strikes 2 women watching eclipse, 1 dies
The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT):...

Eclipse science: From galloping giraffes to solar wisps
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- The giraffes ran in circles. The flamingos huddled together. And the rhinos just looked confused....

Eclipse watchers: 'Really, really, really awesome'
Reaction to the total solar eclipse in the U.S.:...