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Caught napping: Baseball hitting, pitching sapped by jet lag
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Researchers say they've documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team's bats....

What can mackerel and a volcano say about climate change?
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- What could an Indonesian volcanic eruption, a 200-year-old climate disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel tell us about today's era of global warming?...

Trump's victory creates uncertainty for wind and solar power
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HONOLULU (AP) -- President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly skeptical of the agency's value. What this means for states' efforts to promote renewable energy is an open question....





Strong quake hits Solomons; some damage but no tsunami
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on Sunday, causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for nearby islands....

Jobs versus the environment square off in pipeline vote
PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) -- A hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through New Jersey's federally protected Pinelands preserve is getting a do-over....

Thousands of bird deaths draw focus on brimming toxic pit
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) -- It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration over Montana when a snowstorm blew in at the wrong time and sent them soaring to the wrong place....

Many farmers still need training after Lake Erie algae
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's agriculture leaders say thousands of farmers have completed training that will be required for putting fertilizer on fields, but many more face a September deadline to finish the program aimed at combating the toxic algae fouling Lake Erie....

Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome
HONOLULU (AP) -- Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods - with a rare treat of Spam - and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace....

California scientist names moth species after Donald Trump
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A scientist in California has named a newly discovered moth species after President-elect Donald Trump, saying the white and yellow scales on the insect's head are reminiscent of Trump's blond hairdo....

In Alaska, minus 59 takes toll on cars, pipes, state of mind
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working....